Positions in Environmental Epidemiology Scholarship is made available to international students at the University of Copenhagen. Current proof of air pollution and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is based primarily on studies of the incidence of various CVD outcomes (MI, IHD, stroke, atrial fibrillation, heart failure) based on studies in subjects who were free of CVD (Miller et al. 2020).
These studies are used to study whether air pollution is a risk factor for CVD, and donate to the growth of CVD in healthy subjects, which makes it appropriate for the primary prevention of CVD (Miller et al. 2020).
Yet, the proof is light on the effects of air pollution on disease prognosis after the diagnosis of CVD. These studies investigate whether long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to worsenings of disease in CVD patients, such as regular hospitalizations, or briefer survival after CVD diagnoses.
Another significant aspect of these studies is to evaluate whether specific therapy/medications limit the risk related to air pollution. These studies are useful to evaluate the potential for cleaner air policies and, by extension, secondary prevention of CVDs.
The majority of proof of air pollution and health effects comes from Western Europe, the USA, and Canada, areas where air pollution levels are relatively low.
In addition, there is a general lack of data from less developed countries, where air pollution levels are high, research infrastructure and allocation are poor, and air pollution epidemiology as a field is underdeveloped.
Eastern European countries have some of the highest air pollution levels in Europe, as well as a lack of studies on air pollution and health, including CVDs.
So due to the differences in air pollution sources and levels, as well as population and societal characteristics, local estimates on the health effects of air pollution would be adequate for understanding the healthcare burden due to air pollution.
The University of Copenhagen is a public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark. Established in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the second-oldest university in Scandinavia after Uppsala University, and rates as one of the top universities in the Nordic countries and Europe.
Each successful student for the Positions in Environmental Epidemiology Scholarship will receive the salary to complete their Ph.D. degree at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
Requirements for Positions in Environmental Epidemiology Scholarship
To be qualified for Positions in Environmental Epidemiology Scholarship, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
- Knowledge of statistical programming skills in programming languages of R, SAS, and STATA, and geographic information systems (GIS)
- Training in epidemiology
- Outstanding scientific writing skills
- You must be ambitious and have good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
How to Apply for Positions in Environmental Epidemiology Scholarship
Interested and eligible for Positions in Environmental Epidemiology Scholarship, visit the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) on candidate.hr-manager.net to apply.
Scholars’ applications must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:
- Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
- CV incl. education, experience, language skills, and other skills relevant to the position
- Authorized copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other languages than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. As a requirement for a Ph.D. fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equal to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to get an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
- Publication list (if possible)
The University of Copenhagen wants to reflect the diversity of society and urge all eligible candidates to apply regardless of personal background.
The Application Deadline for the Scholarship is June 2, 2022.
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