Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Unitat de Nutrició Humana

La Unitat de Nutrició Humana està formada per investigadors de diferents orígens professionals, amb la missió de desenvolupar activitats relacionades amb la investigació alimentària, la nutrició i el metabolisme, potenciar la docència en nutrició i dietètica, assessorar i col·laborar en la indústria farmacèutica relacionada amb la nutrició i assessorar a la indústria agroalimentària.

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CALL FOR PRE-DOCTORAL STUDENT IN THE FIELD OF NUTRITION EPIDEMIOLOGY

The Division of Human Nutrition, from the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, at the Rovira i Virgili University (http://www.nutricio.urv.cat), and the Institute of Health Pere Virgili is currently looking for a pre-doctoral student who applies for a grant in the field of Nutrition Epidemiology in the context of the PREDIMED-Plus study or the Corals Study.
The selected candidate will join a line of research focused on exploring the association between various lifestyle factors (diet, physical activity...) and the risk of COVID-19 infection, as well as the effects of infection or look down on health (cognition, depression, cardiovascular risk factors.
The successful candidate must have a Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Biomedicine or other biomedical science-related degrees obtained in the las two years. A final mark above 8.3 is needed (compulsatory). To get the grant, the candidate has to be either accepted in a Doctorate Program or having a Master Degree. Previous experience in nutritional epidemiology will be considered. Publications, posters, congress attendance and other merits will be also well-considered. Self-motivation, independence and flexible working attitude and an ability to motivate workmates will be positively evaluated. English B2 or more level and basic knowledge in epidemiology/statistics (R or Stata software's) will be highly evaluated.
Applicants must fill the form below with their personal data and upload a Letter of Interest, a Curriculum Vitae and a copy of the Degree's marks before December 30th 2021.
VISIT THE CALL FOR PRE-DOCTORAL STUDENT IN THE FIELD OF
NUTRITION EPIDEMIOLOGY WEBSITE

 



CALL FOR PRE-DOCTORAL STUDENT IN THE FIELD OF BIOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY OR RELATED HEALTH SCIENCES


The Human Nutrition Unit (HNU, www.nutriciohumana.com/), from the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV, Reus, Tarragona), and the Institute of Health Pere Virgili (IISPV) are currently looking for a pre-doctoral student who applies for a University grant in the field of Nutrition Biology.
The HNU is an interdisciplinary community lead by Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó that works mainly on Nutrition and the prevention of cardiometabolic and aging-related diseases. Our team has hosted many randomized clinical trials in the context of the beneficial effect of specific food groups (e.g., nuts) and is one of the centers where PREDIMED (Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea) took place. Importantly, the HNU is the current coordinator center of the PREDIMED-Plus trial (www.predimedplus.com/). We have also explored the effects of the Mediterranean diet on male fertility, and the beneficial effects of certain foods/patterns in aging processes and their derangements. Therefore, we have focused on gene expression, DNA methylation and telomere length, in in vivo and/or in vitro specimens.
Currently, we are conducting the LED-Fertyl study, which is a cross-sectional and multicenter study. The main objective of this project is to identify and quantify the dietary determinants and other lifestyle factors that are associated with semen quality by analyzing their implication on body weight, insulin resistance, oxidation / inflammation, the consequences at the DNA level and cellular aging contributing to the risk of male infertility.
The post is within the research cluster Nutrition and aging related diseases, located at Medicine and Health science Campus in Reus.
In order to complete our team, our research group is seeking a highly motivated candidate to start his/her PhD.
Considering the current worldwide status; the candidate will be incorporated into one of our ongoing or pending projects. Their tasks will be those related with the laboratory work but also, he/she will participate in the recruitment and follow-up of the subjects in randomized clinical trials and/or prospective cohort studies.

VISIT THE CALL FOR PRE-DOCTORAL STUDENT IN THE FIELD OF BIOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY
OR RELATED HEALTH SCIENCES WEBSITE

 


 


On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee we are very proud to host de NUTS2022 Confercence in Reus (Spain).

NUTS2022, taking place in October 2022, was designed as an international conference to serve as an inflection point in nuts’ and dried fruits’ research. It is motivated by the increasing number of reseaarch regarding the beneficial effects of nuts and dried fruits and the need for a stop along the way to think about the conference’s catchword “wehere we are and where we are going in reserarch”.

SEE THE NUTS2022 WEBSITE

Jordi Salas-Salvadó – Chairman of the NUTS2022 Conference.

       
       
       
       
       

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