PhD Studentship: Walking and working in agricultural environments: Discerning risks for transmission of antimicrobial resistance

University of Bristol - Bristol Medical School, Department of Population Health Sciences

The project:

Background: The rapid emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become a critical medical and public health issue worldwide and has profound implications for farming and global food security, human health, animal welfare and veterinary medicine. This interdisciplinary project will investigate relationships between countryside walking, agricultural work and possible risks from environmental transmission of AMR. See the full advert here

How to apply:

Please ensure you attach the relevant documents listed here to your application. Please make an online application for this project at choosing 'Faculty of Health Sciences/PhD in Population Health Sciences' as the program.

Under ‘Funding’, identify ESRC as your fee payer. Under Research Details, provide the names of project supervisor. Include these details (MRC and supervisor name) at the top of your Personal Statement.

Please provide a current CV, covering letter, description of how you would approach the project including background, aims, methods (no more than 2 pages), certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts, and two academic references. Interviews will be held on 22/23 March 2018. Only applicants from the EU and UK are eligible for this program.

Candidate requirements: Candidate may have a background in either qualitative social sciences (ideally including anthropology or ethnography), mixed method health sciences, or biological sciences (microbiology knowledge or practical skills are not required). The successful candidate will benefit from tailored cross-faculty training in laboratory techniques, statistical skills and qualitative research methods.

Funding: This studentship is funded by ESRC. The studentship consists of UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend of £14,553p.a. for 2017/18 (updated each year) as well as £750 per year for research costs and training.

Contacts:  For further information on the project and how to apply please email Helen Lambert (

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