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Mulighed for forskningsår, med start tidligt forår 2017 og forløbende 12 måneder derefter

  • Kunne du tænke dig et forskningsår før/i forbindelse med dit kandidat speciale?
  • Har du flair for statistik og synes epidemiologi er spændende?

 Så er der mulighed for at indgå som lønnet fultids skolarstipendiat i et større projekt, der overordnet ønsker at undersøge, om risikoen for at børn udvikler sygdomme som fedme eller astma hænger sammen med mors jern- eller vitaminstatus under graviditeten.
Projektet søger p.t. om fonde om midler til at gennemføre projektet, og stipendiet er afhængig af denne fonding.
Stipendiet vil være på 120.000 kr. svarende til 10.000 kr./md. i 12 måneder.
Er du interesseret – så skriv en kort mail – indeholdende dit CV – til: berit.lilienthal.heitmann@regionh.dk

Professor, Ph.D
Research Unit for Dietary Studies, The Parker Institute
Frederiksberg Hospital
Nordre Fasanvej 57, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Phone: +45 3816 3070
Fax: +45 3816 3117
 
Information om skolarstipendiet
Copenhagen Primary Care Database and epidemiology of disease prevention

The Copenhagen Primary Care Database (CopLab) has collected the results of laboratory tests ordered by general practitioners in Copenhagen during the period 2000-2015. Thus, CopLab is a database with a large potential for epidemiological studies exploring associations between various biomarkers and development of disease. The CopLab data can be used for research within the area of early disease programming, which otherwise – for example via cohort and biobank establishment – is extremely costly and takes long time. The results of such research can help us understand the importance of early nutrition for chronic disease risk, as well as provide evidence for nutritional recommendations to pregnant women, and in such a way contribute to childhood disease prevention.

We are in the process of writing an application for a scholar stipendium of 10.000 DKK per month, for 12 months, and we are looking for a candidate who is interested in: (1) primary and antenatal care, (2) nutritional aspects during pregnancy-gestation for disease programming and prevention, and (3) who wants to work with epidemiology and biostatistics.

The specific aims of the research during the scholarship period will be:  (1) to identify the number of pregnant women in the CopLab database by merging the data with the Danish Medical Register; (2) to describe types and frequencies of the laboratory measures performed on pregnant women and registered at CopLab; and 3) to conduct an exploratory literature review in order to identify the disease outcomes in children for which the research using existing laboratory measures in pregnant women in CopLab would be meaningful and feasible.

In perspective, a strategic project description to fund a postdoc and two PhD students will be prepared, and thus a candidate will have good chances to continue his/her research as a PhD student.

Duration of the project:
12 months.

Expected start of the project:
February 2017.

Funding:
Is being applied for (winter 2016/17)

Requirements:
Interest and knowledge in epidemiology/biostatistics.