Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Postdoc candidate for a MSCA IF in design and validation of a clinical trial for individuals at risk of developing diabetes Type-2

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    15/05/2020 23:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette
    Nium (application management through Luxinnovation)

Nium is interested in hosting a postdoctoral fellow within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship programme. 


         Please note that this opportunity is not a funded positions (yet); it depend on

         1. The organization selecting you for continuing the process and

         2. A successful proposal written mostly by you (with some input from your host organization           in Luxembourg) and submitted before September 9th 2020.



Project idea: 

Nium will integrate its biocomputational approach and meal recommendation system to enable truly personalized, actionable, and easy to follow meal plans that will contribute to a healthier society. In this context, we wish to pursue clinical validation for the application of this technology in the treatment and prevention of diet-related diseases. The goal of this project will be to work closely with the company in the design and validation of a clinical trial for individuals at risk of developing diabetes Type-2 (pre-diabetics). At this stage, we are also open to suggestions and ideas around this context coming from the candidate.


Offer Requirements

We are looking for a candidate with experience in clinical nutrition, ideally previously involved in clinical trials.

Knowledge about gut-microbiome and/or diabetes type 2 management would be a plus but not necessary.


Institute description: 

Nium, a spin-off of the University of Luxembourg, focuses on the development of a bio-computational modeling approach that integrates gut-microbiome and metabolomics data to better understand the impact of foods and diets on an individual level. Nium is developing a meal recommendation engine that provides retail customers with meal plans composed of healthy recipes and shopping lists mapped to local supermarkets, making healthy-living practical and convenient.



Nium is a young and dynamic company based in the University of Luxembourg Incubator right at the center of the Academic campus. This closeness to the main academic institutions of the campus creates a truly exciting environment to work in. Luxembourg is a truly international country, well connected, and with a very high quality of living standards. Biomedicine and HealthTech are important pillars in the country's development stage making it a hub for innovative companies in the healthcare sector.



About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship:

The MSCA IF are postdoctoral fellowships, financed through the European Commission for 2 year positions, covering salary and research costs of the researchers, who can come from anywhere in the world. The evaluation process of these programmes is more about the project and the career development of the candidate, than his/her publication record. The organizations in Luxembourg that want to host such talented researchers include large public research organizations as well as private companies that offer interesting job perspectives after completion of the fellowship.

Minimal eligibility criteria

  • Individual: applicant applies together with host institute
  • PhD at the deadline or Masters plus 4 years of full time equivalent research experience
  • Not working or living in Luxembourg for longer than 12 months before the call deadline
  • For rules see here or contact your NCP


How to apply

Please submit your CV to Charles Betz, Advisor - European R&D and Innovation Support at Luxinnovation, until May 15th 2020 and refer to which position(s) you are applying for; you can also send several finetuned CVs if you are interested in multiple positions. Make sure you address the text and requirements mentioned by the respective hosts. 

Please note that applications are made through Luxinnovation, your contact point for Horizon 2020 in Luxembourg, before being handed over to the host company.


Luxinnovation, the Luxembourgish Innovation agency and National Contact Point for MSCA, will support both you and your future host institute during your application phase. For all applicants coming to Luxembourg we offer guidance documents, webinars, training in proposal writing and we will review your proposals if you wish so (depending on our availability). In 2019, MSCA IF proposals from Luxembourg had an average success rate of 28.5%, and proposals reviewed by our service 42%.

More information can be found on our website.




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