Internship in Data Science/Bioinformatics/Health IT (Master student) - SFDT1HU - GF1022
1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen L-1445, Luxembourg
Hypoglycemia unawareness or impaired hypoglycemia awareness is when a person does not feel or notice hypoglycemia signs (autonomic, neuroglycopenic, or nonspecific symptoms). Frequent hypoglycemic episodes in the past, and diabetes duration, are the two major risk factors for hypoglycemia unawareness. About 40% of people with type 1 diabetes experience hypoglycemia unawareness and it is a significant barrier to obtaining tight diabetes control and is associated with a lower quality of life.
The main objective is to create and validate a new CGM-derived metric to identify people with type 1 diabetes at risk of 1) impaired hypoglycemia awareness and 2) severe hypoglycemia based on data from the SFDT1 cohort study that could be used in clinical practice and estimated in an Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) report.
Training and research environment
The intern will be co-supervised by Dr. Guy Fagherazzi and Charline Bour, (“Deep Digital Phenotyping Research Unit” from the Department of Precision Health). The Master's student will lead a project on the analysisof GCM data as time series and images in order to propose a prediction model and to create CGM-derived metric for the identification of people with type 1 diabetes at risk of hypoglycemia unawareness.
He/She will have to take charge of the literature review, the pre-processing of the data, the data analysis, and the preparation of a scientific article.
What we offer
● Students will have the opportunity to work in an interactive and international scientific environment, prepare a scientific publication and present their own work during lab meetings.
● They will receive training in digital epidemiology research and data science and will have the opportunity to gain skills in data analysis, AI methods applied applied to audio data.
KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
● Master level in Data Science, Bioinformatics, Health IT, or equivalent required
● Flexibility, adaptability, autonomy
● Ability to work with different profiles and people from different experiences and cultural backgrounds
● Language skills:
● Fluency in English is mandatory, with written skills in English. Any other language in use in Luxembourg would also be an asset.
● Applicants must be affiliated with their own university.
- Contract type: 6-month fixed-term contract
- Work hours: Full time- 40h/week
- Location: Luxembourg
- Start date: February - April 2023
- Ref: JF/INTSFDT1HU/GF/DDP