Post-Doctoral Researcher in Diet & Health - TB0519

Within the Department of Population Health, Dr. Torsten Bohn, Head of a newly formed group around Food, Diet, Nutrition & Health, aims to explore the relation of dietary patterns, nutrient composition and chronic disease aspects with a focus on cardiometabolic health and associated disease markers. More specifically, his team is investigating the influence of bioctive nutrients and phytochemicals, as well as nutritional patterns, on novel markers of health, such as innovative biomarkers and health indices. A close collaboration with the other departmental teams around environmental pollution, physical activity and e-health is vital.
1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen 1445, Luxembourg
01/08/2019 18:16:55

To complement his team and strengthen its research activities, we are offering a 2 year Post-Doctoral Researcher position at our premises.

The main tasks of the Researcher will be to join ongoing or to initiate further research activities requiring a strong epidemiological expertise. However, there is room to establish own lines of research.

MAin Activities
  • Join running observational/intervention studies;
    Develop own line of research in nutritional epidemiology;  

  • Apply for funding - national & international;

  • Training of master & PhD students;

  • Define & develop new projects in the area of Diet & Health;

  • Writing high-level scientific research papers & reviews, as well as reports;

  • Discuss results within group & other researchers;

  • Interpret findings statistically;

  • Participate in project meetings & organization;

  • Give presentations at international conferences

Required ProfilE
  • PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology, Public Health  with a focus on Diet & Health, or related;

  • Experience in working on large datasets;

  • Good statistical knowledge and hands-on experience with statistical programs (SPSS,R, SAS…);

  • Participation in observational nutritional studies;

  • Scientific track-record; including peer-reviewed publications;

  • Experience in writing grant proposals;

  • Good organizational skills;

  • English is the working language. Knowledge of French and/or German is an asset.

What we offer

  • Young researchers have the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary & international scientific environment, benefiting from diverse exchanges with other 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, as well as laboratory facilities;

  • Post-Doctoral Researchers will receive a competitive salary and full benefits.


2 year fixed-term contract -  Full time - starting date : immediate