Internship in Obesity Paradox & Cardiovascular Health: Oriscav data (Master Students) - HSYD0621

To be part of a joint research project of the “Nutrition & Health Research Group” (Scientist: Hanen Samouda, PhD) and the “Cardiovascular Research Unit” (Group Leader: Yvan Devaux, PhD) within the Department of Population Health at the LIH, we are currently looking for a Master Student in Obesity Paradox & Cardiovascular Health: Oriscav data .
1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen L-1445, Luxembourg
21/09/2021 15:34:59

Within the Department of Population Health, Hanen Samouda, PhD, researcher in the area of clinical epidemiology and obesity and Yvan Devaux, PhD, head of the Cardiovascular Research Unit, we seek a master student for our project on “Obesity Paradox & Cardiovascular Health: Oriscav data ”. More specifically, the student will conduct a statistical analysis of epidemiologic data on the topic and draft a scientific paper. The main tasks of the student will be related to the data management, statistical analysis, literature review and preparation of the manuscript for publication.

Main activities
  • Critical review of the literature.
  • Preparation of a statistical analysis plan.
  • Data management.
  • Writing of the master thesis in English.
  • Writing of the draft of the scientific manuscript that will be submitted in a peer reviewed journal.
  • Discuss the results with the supervisors & with other researchers.
  • Participate in project meetings & give presentations. 
  • Present the results in the department meeting.

What we offer and conditions
  • Young researchers and 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.
  • Students from abroad can apply for an Erasmus grant.

  • Master level in Public Health, Epidemiology, with a focus on obesity and cardiovascular health or Master level in Statistics, or comparable.
  • 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 be an asset (French, German, Luxembourgish).
  • Good organizational skills.

Available for 6 months - full time - Start date: asap


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

Scientific contact


84 Val Fleuri

L-1526 Luxembourg




84 Val Fleuri

L-1526 Luxembourg