The Hatton-WYNG PhD Studentships in Law, Medicine and Life Sciences
The Faculty of Law is offering two studentships for new PhD students commencing full-time doctoral research in 2016/17. The studentships are available to Home UK/EU and overseas students, and are each renewable for a further 2 years subject to satisfactory academic progress. The value of a studentship will be the full annual University Composition Fee together with an annual maintenance award of £12,750.
Any topic concerning legal or policy aspects of medicine and life sciences can be considered for the studentships. 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 complete the application form and send it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of 2 December 2015. They should also apply for admission by the same deadline – see http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/