Applications are now open for a PhD position in Biostatistics at the University of Leicester.


This is an exciting opportunity to undertaken a fully funded PhD project with generous stipend to work with Dr Michael Sweeting and Professor Paul Lambert on statistical methods for survival analysis in large-scale electronic health record research.


Informal enquiries to Michael Sweeting ( are welcome.


3 Year PhD Studentship within the Biostatistics Research Group, University of Leicester.  Available for September 2019 or January 2020 entry.


Supervisors: Dr Michael Sweeting and Professor Paul Lambert


Project Title: Statistical methods for survival analysis and use of control populations in large-scale electronic health record research


Full Project and application details:


Eligibility: The scheme is open to nationals from all countries, but fees can only be provided at the Home/EU rate. Applicants that do not qualify for the UK/EU tuition fees must be able to demonstrate that they can pay the difference between UK/EU and International fees for the duration of their studies.


This project is funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) (Non-Clinical PhD Studentship). The Studentship is for three years, starting September 2019 or January 2020, and offers tuition fees at UK/EU rates, a generous stipend at current BHF rates (£19,919 – £23,298), research expenses and some travel costs.



Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd June 2019