|Location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 -please see advert|
|Placed On:||21st December 2022|
|Closes:||3rd February 2023|
100% of home tuition fees paid and a tax-free annual living expenses at £17,668 (2022-23 UKRI rates) plus an annual living expenses enhancement from industrial partner of at least £4,000. Research support costs (for training and travel) of at least £5,000 per year.
This project will appeal to individuals with expertise and interest in statistics who are enthusiastic to apply their skills to improving health of patients. The student will develop and evaluate new Bayesian approaches for re-estimating the sample size needed for a clinical trial as it progresses.
Often parameters that affect the sample size needed for a trial are not known precisely. Sample size reestimation (SSR) approaches introduce an interim analysis to assess assumptions. We are keen to investigate methods for Bayesian SSR that can allow incorporating other sources of data, in conjunction with the trial data, to improve the re-estimation. We are interested in whether such approaches can be useful for improving the chances of a successful drug development programme.
The student would be based within the Biostatistics Research Group, and would have the opportunity to work at GSK for three months within the Innovation Hub.
Number of awards: 1
Start date: September 2023
Award duration: 4 years
Sponsor: EPSRC ICASE and GSK
Professor James Wason (Newcastle), Dr. Adrian Mander (GSK)
You should have at least a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent strong mathematical or statistical background. Enthusiasm for research, the ability to think and work independently, excellent analytical skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential requirements.
Home and international applicants (inc. EU) are welcome to apply and if successful will receive a full studentship. Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills.
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