Post-Doctoral Researcher in Epidemiology & Physical activity - LM0821

The Physical Activity, Sport and Health (PASH) research group aims to improve knowledge on the beneficial effects ofphysical activity on individuals’ health with and without disease and of anyage, as well as on the mechanisms leading to the development of sports injury.
1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen L-1445, Luxembourg
21/09/2021 15:33:02

Dr. Laurent Malisoux, PhD, Head of this research group, is seeking a post-doctoral fellow for a project on physical activity behaviour in the general population in Luxembourg. More specifically, the post-doc fellow will investigate the physical activity patterns and their associations with health risk factors and conditions in adult luxembourgish residents, based on results from a nationwide population-based study (ORISCAV-LUX 2) where the participants wore an accelerometer for 7 days. Furthermore, the applicant will support the head of this research group in writing project proposals and may be involved in other projects that would be initiated in the meantime.

A close collaboration with other teams of the Department within LIH is foreseen.

The main tasks of the post-doc fellow will be to apply different approaches for the characterisation of physical activity patterns, to investigate the association with health conditions and write peer-review scientific articles.

Key Accountabilities
  • Organization of epidemiological databases.
  • Definition of physical activity descriptors and patterns.
  • Calculation of prevalence and descriptive statistics.
  • Use of compositional data analysis and regression models.
  • Discussing results within the group & other researchers.
  • Participation in project meetings & giving presentations.
  • Writing and submission of peer-review scientific articles.

  • PhD in Sports Sciences (with a focus on physical activity), Epidemiology or comparable.
  • Experience in working on large datasets.
  • Good statistical knowledge and hands-on experience with statistical programs (R or STATA).
  • Strong ability to publish peer-review scientific articles and present research results in academic.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Excellent planning and communication skills, ability to work in complex, multi-disciplinary teams and to coordinate work
  • Good proficiency in English (written & oral). Any other language in use in Luxembourg would also be an asset (French, German, Luxembourgish)

In short...

  • Contract type : 6-month fixed-term contract

  • Work hours : Full time - 40h/week

  • Location: Strassen

  • Start date : 1 December 2021

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and a curriculum vitae should be sent by 30 September 2021 through our website via the apply button below.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through this web page. Applications by email will not be considered.