Internship in Epidemiology and Public Health for Master Student
Luxembourg Institute of Health
Strassen, Luxembourg
il y a 5j

Within the Epidemiology and Public HealthResearch Unit, Dr. Torsten Bohn , Principal Investigator, is in charge of the FNR funded project CAROPROT ,which aims to explore the interaction of proteins on the digestion andbioavailability of carotenoids, a group of secondary bioactive plant derivedconstituents.

Carotenoids have been associated in several epidemiologicalstudies with a reduced risk of several chronic diseases such as cardiometaboliccomplications and diabetes.

Withinthis project, we are offering the opportunity for a Master student to completean internship within our facilities, focussing on practical analytical aspects.

The maintasks of the student will be to investigate the interaction of proteins andcarotenoids from plant food matrices during simulated gastro-

intestinaldigestion, employing an already established invitro model. Endpoints determined will include bioaccessibility ofcarotenoids, cellular uptake of carotenoids, digestibility of proteins andlipids, and selected physico-

chemical measures such as surface tenion of thedigesta, determined by tritrimetric and spectrophotometric methods.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide a scientific review of the available literature on relevant research sites (eg PubMed);
  • Analyze food matrices for carotenoids and proteins;
  • Conducting digestion of test matrices and carotenoid standards;
  • Discuss results with the project leader;
  • Interpret the results statistically;
  • Participate in project meetings;
  • Write progress reports;
  • Participate in the writing of scientific articles.

  • Master student with a university education focussing on biomedical, nutritional or pharmaceutical sciences or comparable;
  • Practical experience in laboratory analyses;
  • Proficiency in written English;
  • Good interpersonal skills, listening skills, organized.
  • what we offer and conditions

  • The Master student will have the opportunity to work in an interactive and international scientific environment, and to attend lectures by eminent scientists from abroad;
  • He / She will receive training in presentation and communication skills, scientific English, statistical data evaluation, and of course training (practical and in theory) in the specific field of the internship;
  • He / She will receive 500€ / month unless they have their own funding source, e.g. Erasmus grant.
  • REF. : CM / MS0418 / TB / DOPH

    Internship contract of 5 to 6 months, full time, date of entry : July 2018 or later

    Applications including a coverletter and a full curriculum vitae should be sent before mid June 2018 .

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