£20k per Annum Studentship for Ph.D in Global Health Economics – University College London

Project Description:

The Economic Evaluation of Complex Public Health Interventions to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Low- and Middle Income Countries

The precise project will be developed in consultation with the supervisory team at UCL’s Centre for Global Health Economics.

The awardee will spend two-thirds of their time on research studies and one-third on teaching. The extra teaching responsibility is recognized in the longer than average funding period. Within their teaching role, The awardee will provide teaching assistance on three modules within the MSc in Health Economics and Decision Science, personal tutoring to a maximum of 5 students per academic year, and supervision to a maximum of 5 masters projects.

The academic year has 20 teaching weeks and the awardee is expected to work an average of 9 hours per teaching week. The number of hours per week varies according to the demands imposed by individual modules and by the structure of the course.

This studentship is offered for four years. PhD supervision and mentoring would be offered to the successful applicant. If the successful applicant does not already hold an offer of a PhD place at UCL, the successful applicant would be supported in applying for a PhD place at UCL.


Eligibility Criteria:

Highly motivated to pursue doctoral studies in Economics at a world leading institution

Educated to postgraduate (Masters) degree level in Economics or a related subject

High level of literacy and numeracy

Excellent working knowledge of MS Office software and Stata

Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, with students, academic and

support staff at all levels

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Ability to be flexible and to respond to changing priorities in a busy environment

Ability to work independently for short periods and as part of a team, recognising when

advice / input needs to be sought

Excellent people skills and the ability to build good relationships with colleagues and

external partners

A high level of accuracy and a keen attention to details.


Scholarship Availability:

This four-year studentship offers candidates a unique opportunity to build both the research and teaching experience required for a future academic career, in a supportive environment.


Funding Notes:

The awardee (also open to international students) will have their UCL student fees paid at the Home/EU rate and will receive a stipend of £20k per annum.


How to Apply:

Enquiries / Visits Informal enquiries should be made to Dr. Jolene Skordis-Worrall (j.skordis-worrall@ucl.ac.uk) or Dr Neha Batura (n.batura@ucl.ac.uk). Applications Applicants should send a CV, covering letter and the names and addresses of two academic referees to Dr Batura (n.batura@ucl.ac.uk).


Deadline: The deadline for applications is 1 st September 2017.


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