|Qualification Type:||PhD, Integrated Masters / Doctorate|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||Covers tuition fees plus annual maintenance|
|Placed On:||10th October 2018|
|Closes:||7th December 2018|
We invite applications for a PhD studentship within Psychology, starting September 2019.
This study will investigate gene-environmental correlation and interaction effects on reading skill using whole-genome data and specific environmental measures. Prediction models of reading impairment risk will then be built. The effect of reading disadvantage in earlier life on later life socio-educational and health outcomes, including the indirect effects of genes and environmental factors will be estimated. And to identify novel genes influencing reading skill, genome-wide results of reading ability in various ESRC datasets will be meta-analysed with existing genome-wide studies of reading. Tests for causal relations between reading ability and life outcomes will also be performed.
This studentship is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) through the Scottish Graduate School of the Social Sciences.
To be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees), you must satisfy the residency requirements for ESRC Funding: http://www.socsciscotland.ac.uk/studentships/eligibility
Complete the studentship application form available online and submit with the required supporting documentation by Friday 7th December 2018
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