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LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE
& TROPICAL MEDICINE	

DEPARTMENT OF INFECTIOUS AND TROPICAL DISEASES

PHD STUDENTSHIP - Bioinformatics

Epidemiology - Statistics - Genetics  

An MRC Bioinformatics studentship is available, to commence October
1999, to work on the genetics of susceptibility to tuberculosis and
leprosy. This studentship, which carries an enhanced stipend, provides
an exciting opportunity for training in statistical genetics and
epidemiology, and to contribute to an important field. The project
will be built around a large dataset accumulated in Africa over the
past 20 years, and includes opportunities for close interaction with
collaborators at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in
Oxford (Prof A Hill) and the MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge (Dr D
Clayton). Candidates should have strong quantitative skills. They
should have, or expect, at least a 2(i) degree, in a relevant
scientific discipline, and must fulfil UK - EC residence criteria. 

Applications, including CV and the names, addresses and telephone
numbers of two referees, should be sent to Prof PEM Fine, LSHTM,
Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, from whom further particulars may be
obtained (email: [log in to unmask]; phone: 0171-927-2219). Closing
date: 31 March, 1999. For more information about the courses at the
School and a formal application form, contact The Registry, Telephone:
+44 (0) 171 927-2239. Fax +44 (0) 171 323-0638 E-mail:
[log in to unmask]  Internet: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk quoting
reference bio2.nat

The School is an exempt charity dedicated to providing excellence in
teaching, learning and research for the benefit of health worldwide.




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