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PhD Opportunity - Causal inference and trial emulation for ecological observational data

Competition funded PhD Position at University of St Andrews School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)


About the Project

Conducting formal causal inference for ecological data is challenging due to the complex observational processes that are usually involved. The propensity score method allows the estimation of causal effects in non-experimental studies, however is dependent on constructing emulated experiments to ensure independence between observation process and treatment allocation. This PhD will develop and apply novel methodology in causal inference for ecological observational studies, for example changes in spatio-temporal distribution and movement patterns driven by environmental disturbance and impact assessment studies.


Funding Notes

Fully funded scholarship places (fees, plus stipend of approx. £19,162) are typically available for well-qualified students. UK, EU and other overseas students are all encouraged to apply. Further details of the application and selection procedure are at View Website (pdf - see last page) and View Website.


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