Training

Led by Caroline Relton & Lavinia Paternoster

The MRC-IEU provides a dynamic and supportive environment for training and development for all career stages in a world-leading multidisciplinary, collaborative research unit. Our focus is on delivering research and teaching rooted in highly rigorous statistical appraisal of evidence in population health, with emphasis on causal methodology, statistical analysis, multi-omic data and advanced computing approaches, aligned with the MRC’s focus on areas of unmet national need in quantitative and interdisciplinary skills.

We offer:

-      1+3 PhD programmes supported by the Bristol Doctoral College. For more details see our PhD programme section.

-      Support for early and mid-career fellowship applications (see below)

-      Support for clinical academic trainees though links with the Wellcome Trust GW4 Clinical Acadmic Training Programme (GW4-CAT)

-      A supportive environment for researchers transitioning to independence.

-      Extensive training in statistical and molecular epidemiology to internal and external delegates through the School’s comprehensive full calendar of short courses.

-      One-off workshops in topics such as ‘Epigenetic Epidemiology’ (Brazil, 2015) & ‘Mendelian Randomization’ (as part of the annual Mendelian Randomization Conference)

-      Continuing professional development through the University staff academic development programme and MRC-IEU retreat workshops.

-      Opportunities for our trainees to develop links with our extensive network of collaborators and co-investigators.

-      Opportunities to engage with industry through taking advantage of funding such as the MRC’s Proximity to Discovery awards, which provide opportunities for our researchers to spend time visiting and networking with industry partners.

-      Training in Genomic Medicine for the next generation of doctors through our intercalated BSc in Genomic Medicine

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