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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Nutrition/Public Health

Within the Department of Precision Health, Dr. Torsten Bohn, Head of the Nutrition & Health Research Group (NUTRIHEALTH), aims, in collaboration with his team, to explore dietary patterns, their (non)nutrient composition and their association to chronic conditions, e.g. metabolic syndrome and related aspects. An important focus is the relation of diet to public health and associated innovative biomarkers of dietary intervention, such as oxidative stress, body composition, micronutrients, and phytochemicals. A close collaboration with the other departmental teams around environmental pollution, physical activity, and e-health exists.   

For a project related to obesity prevention and cardiometabolic health, we are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow (m/f/d) to participate in research on biomarkers targeting obesity prevention on one hand, and on the other hand, aid in the conduction of intervention trials that target obesity prevention through a multi-portfolio approach, encompassing diet, physical activity, and psychological aspects.  

The work will be carried out in the background of a large international EU project (HealthyW8) with 24 partners. In the frame of this work, the postdoc will benefit from the local expertise of Dr. Torsten Bohn in nutrition and health, and Dr. Farhad Vahid in nutritional epidemiology. Statistical support and support for conducting clinical trials in-house are available.      


  • Organization of clinical trials targeting obesity prevention in the elderly;  
  • Participating in laboratory measures of biomarkers related to obesity;  
  • Participating in conducting reviews on obesity;
  • Discuss results within EU consortium & other researchers;·
  • Interpret findings statistically;  
  • Participate in project meetings & organization;  
  • Give presentations at the local institute level and conferences.      


  • Ph.D. in Nutrition, Public Health, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, or comparable;  
  • Experience in working on systematic/scoping  reviews and large datasets is an asset;  
  • Practical experience in the laboratory, preferably related to biomarkers;  
  • Excellent writing skills in English;  
  • Good organizational skills;  
  • High motivation and discipline      


  • Researchers 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 :  Fixed-term contract (CDD)
  • Contract duration :  24 months
  • Work hours :  40h/week
  • Location :  rue Thomas Edison 1 A-B - 1445 LUXEMBOURG
  • Start date :  ASAP
  • Ref :  JA/PDFNPH1023/TB/NUT

How to apply

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