Master student for Epidemiology and Public Health Research Unit - MR0518
1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen 1445, Luxembourg
Our team focuses on understanding how exposure to environmental pollutants and dietary constituents impact on cardiometabolic outcomes. We study differences related to environmental pollutants and micro-nutrient status in Luxembourg through analyses of hair concentrations of pollutants and plasma/serum concentrations of micro-nutrients, inflammatory, oxidative stress markers, hormones implicated in energy and adipocyte homeostasis and blood lipids.
Training and research environment
Micronutrients, pollutants and cardiometabolic health in luxembourg “iMPACT.lu” is a multidisciplinar project funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR). The project belongs to the Department of Population Health, whose research activities focus on epidemiology and public health.
As part of the project iMPACT.lu, we are offering the opportunity for a Master student to complete an internship and analyze blood samples of participants of the European health Examination Survey in Luxembourg (EHES-LUX) to measure food constituents related to cardiometabolic health (beta-carotene and phenolic compounds), and markers of oxidative stress (i.e.malondialdehyde - MDA). The internship will be co-supervised by Dr. Ruiz-Castell (PI), a researcher in epidemiology and public health and Dr. Bohn, a researcher in micronutrients/phytochemicals, their metabolism and their effects on health.
- Master student with a background in biomedical sciences or comparable
- Practical experience in laboratory analyses
- Proficiency in written English
- Good interpersonal and organizational skills
- Analyze food constituents (beta-carotene and phenolics), and markers of oxidative stress (malondialdehyde-MDA) in serum samples
- Discuss results with the project leader
- Interpret the results statistically
- Participate in project meetings
- Contribute in drafting progress reports
- Participate in the drafting of scientific articles
6 month fixed-term contract (2018/2019), full time, date of entry: as soon as possible
Dr. Maria Ruiz-Castell, Maria.Ruiz@lih.lu
Department of Population Health.