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Molecular epidemiology of chronic diseases


Applications are invited from European PhD students registered outside of the United Kingdom to train for a period of 3-12 months at the Marie Curie Training Site for Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases in the School of Medicine, University of Leeds, UK. This is an outstanding opportunity for the successful applicant to train in an internationally recognized Centre of Excellence in advanced aspects of molecular epidemiology, including analysis of biomarkers of exposure and disease, genetic susceptibility factors, genetic epidemiology, aetiological epidemiology and statistical analysis in epidemiology. Training will take place in one or more of the inter-related research groups that constitute the Marie Curie Training Site for Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases. These research groups provide a stimulating, well-funded research environment in which to train in state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies. Training opportunities will include laboratory based skills such as PCR for detection of genetic polymorphisms and gene mutations, and analysis of DNA adducts by ELISA, 32P-postlabelling or HPLC-MS/MS, as well as training in the use of databases and statistical analysis of epidemiological data. Leeds is a vibrant city in which to study, and the Fellows will also benefit from the facilities of the Medical School and University, so that the Fellowship period should be a valuable and enjoyable contribution to their research studies. Applicants should hold a degree in a subject related to molecular biology, medicine or epidemiology and be studying for a PhD degree in a related field. Fellows will be funded by an allowance of 1200 Euros per month of their stay. Travel costs to and from the Home Institution will also be reimbursed.


Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Algernon Firth Buildi
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom