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Full funding for PhD student commencing 2016/17

last modified Oct 06, 2016 11:45 AM

The Faculty of Law is offering a studentship for a new PhD student commencing full-time doctoral research in 2017/18. The studentship is available to Home UK/EU and overseas students, and it is renewable for a further 2 years subject to satisfactory academic progress. The value of the studentship will be the full annual University Composition Fee together with an annual maintenance award of £13440.

Any topic concerning legal or policy aspects of medicine and life sciences can be considered for the studentship.  Some potential areas of enquiry (this is not an exhaustive list) include:

  • intellectual property protection for second medical use
  • uses of big data/predictive algorithms in medical care or research
  • pharmaceutical law, innovation and pricing
  • legal or regulatory issues in personalised drugs and diagnostics
  • loss of chance harms and causation in preventative medicine
  • medicine, health data, and the "internet of things"
  • proportionality arguments in healthcare law
  • uses of genomic technologies in health systems
  • the relationship between the state and private sector in the provision of healthcare (e.g. personalised medicine)
  • the role of data protection law in medical governance

Candidates wishing to be considered for this studentship should apply for admission as a graduate student by 1 December 2016 and return the studentship application form by the closing date of 31 January 2017. For more information about the Faculty’s Centre for Medicine, Law and Life Sciences, see www.lml.cam.ac.uk.