SIMSAM UGIR seeks a PhD student for a clinically oriented research project with the aim of identifying factors that influence the risk of developing adenocarcinoma of oesophagus amongst people with Barrett’s oesophagus. UGIR will create a large Swedish cohort of patients with Barrett’s oesophagus for research purposes by conducting review of medical records and registry data. The factors to be studied include tumour progression risk in the study cohort, clinical factors and use of certain medications.
This PhD project has in competition been awarded with central funding from Karolinska Institutet (KID funding).
PhD studies correspond to four years full-time work and include scientific work, courses, seminars and conferences. The PhD student will be responsible for drafting detailed study protocols for each study of the thesis, conduct data collection, literature reviews, statistical analyses (with support of a biostatistician), and draft scientific manuscripts as first author.
Application deadline: June 15, 2014.