Internship in Nutrition & Health (Master students) - TBLM0221

To be part of a joint research project of the “Nutrition & Health Research Group” (Group Leader: Dr. Torsten Bohn) and the “Physical Activity, Sport and Health Group” (Group Leader: Dr. Laurent Malisoux) within the Department of Population Health at the LIH, we are currently looking for a Master student in Nutrition & Health.
1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen 1445, Luxembourg
02/02/2021 16:55:26

Within the Department of Population Health, Dr. Torsten Bohn, Head of the Nutrition and Health Research Group and Dr. Laurent Malisoux, Head of the Physical Activity, Sport & Health research Group, we seek a master student for our FNR (Fonds National de la Recherche)-funded METHOOD project. More specifically, the student will investigate changes in dietary patterns and physical activity in Luxembourg during the last 10 years, based on results from 2 nationwide epidemiological studies (ORISCAV-LUX).

A close collaboration with our other Departmental teams and the Luxembourg LISER (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research) is vital.

The main tasks of the student will be related to data-based research and statistical analysis on changes in food and nutrient intake as well as physical activity.

Main activities
  • Organization of epidemiological databases.
  • Definition of target variables/outcomes related to food groups, macro- and micronutritients and physical activity.
  • Describing trends of the above variables over time.
  • Statistical analysis on dietary patterns, food group consumption, macro-/micro-nutrient intake, physical activity.
  • Writing of a Master thesis in English.
  • Discuss results within the group & other researchers.
  • Participate in project meetings & give presentations.

What we offer and conditions
  • Students have the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary & international scientific environment, benefitting from the diverse exchange with other scientists in and across the Department.
  • An environment allowing further training in a variety of health-related domains, fostering acquiring transversal competencies such as presentation & communication skills, scientific English, statistical data evaluation as well as specific training in Epidemiology.
  • A close link to clinical, statistical & data analysis, as well as laboratory facilities.
  • A compensation of 660,58€/month will be paid.
  • Applicants should be enrolled in a Master program and the internship should be a mandatory part of the diploma.

  • Master level in Nutritional Sciences, Epidemiology, Public Health with a focus on Diet & Physical activity, or comparable.
  • Experience in working on large datasets.
  • Good statistical knowledge and hands-on experience with statistical programs (SPSS, R, SAS, STATA,...).
  • Good proficiency in English (written & oral). Any other language in use in Luxembourg would also be an asset (French, German, Luxembourgish).
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Applicants must be affiliated to their university.

Available for 6 months - full time - Start date: May 2021 or earlier


More information about the Department of Population Health can be found here:

Scientific contact

Dr. Torsten BOHN, PhD

84 Val Fleuri

L-1526 Luxembourg



Dr. Laurent MALISOUX, PhD

84 Val Fleuri

L-1526 Luxembourg