Internship Poistion in Epidemiology/Public Health (Master Student) - TB1122

1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen L-1445, Luxembourg
15/11/2022 10:49:31

Within the Department of Precision Health, Dr. Torsten Bohn, Head of the Food, Diet, Nutrition & Health (NUTRIHEALTH) group, aims, in collaboration with his team, to explore the relation of dietary patterns, nutrient composition and chronic disease aspects with a focus on public health and associated innovative biomarkers of disease and health such as oxidative stress, body composition, micornutrients and phytochemicals. A close collaboration with the other departmental teams around environmental pollution, physical activity, and e-health is envisioned.

For a project related to cardiometabolic health, we are offering a 6 months paid Master (2)-Student internship at our premesis.

The main tasks of the Master Student will be to work on analyzing data and participate in writing articles related to dietary quality indicators and public health. In the frame of this work, the Master student will benefit from the expertise of Dr. Torsten Bohn in nutrition and health, and Dr. Farhad Vahid in nutritional epidemiology. Statistical support in-house is available. 


Main activities

  • Writing a high-level scientific paper;

  • Discuss results within group & other researchers; 

  • Interpret findings statistically;

  • Give presentations at local institute level

  • Join other group-based activities.

  • Participate in project meetings & organization;


Required profile
  •       Master (2) in Nutritional Epidemiology, Public Health or Bio-informatics on Diet & Health, or comparable;
  •       Some experience in working on large datasets;
  •       Good statistical knowledge and hands-on experience with statistical programs (e.g. SPSS, R and/or SAS, ...)
  •       Good writing skills in English;
  •       Good organizational skills;
  •       High motivation an discipline to work in a multi-disciplinary team.


What we offer
  • Students have the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary & international scientific environment, benefitting from diverse exchanges with other students and scientists in and across the department;
  • An environment allowing further training in a variety of health-related domains, fostering the acquisition of horizontal skills around presentation & communication skills, scientific English, statistical data evaluation, and training in Epidemiology.
  • A close link to clinical, statistical & data analysis.

In short

  • Contract type:    6-month fixed-term contract
  • Work hours:        Full time- 40h/week
  • Location:             Luxembourg
  • Start date:          ASAP
  • Ref:                      JF/INTEPID/TB/NUTH

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and a  curriculum vitae should be sent through our website via the apply button below. Please apply ONLINE formally through this web page. Applications by email will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.