Technology and data Expert (m/f)

Published on 09/06/2022

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LIH - Luxembourg Institute of Health


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The Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) is a public biomedical research organisation focused on precision health and invested in becoming a leading reference in Europe for the translation of scientific excellence into meaningful benefits for patients. LIH places the patient at the heart of all its activities, driven by a collective obligation towards society to use knowledge and technology arising from research on patient-derived data to have a direct impact on people’s health. Its dedicated teams of multidisciplinary researchers strive for excellence, generating relevant knowledge linked to immune related diseases and cancer. The institute embraces collaborations, disruptive technology and process innovation as unique opportunities to improve the application of diagnostics and therapeutics with the long-term goal of preventing disease.


Technology and data Expert

2-year fixed-term contract, full-time; available immediately



The “Human Motion, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Digital Methods” (HOSD) unit is a transversal and translational research platform of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) conducting and supporting research related to movement, physical activity, physical function and mobility using laboratory-based, free-field, real-world and digital tools in orthopaedics and sports medicine as well as in other disease areas.


HOSD develops, validates and applies, in clinical research, trials and practice, movement and activity based methods and metrics for clinical outcome assessment, novel digital mobility biomarkers, patient stratification or as the basis for treatment modalities (e.g. exercise or physical activity interventions, rehabilitation) and patient engagement (e.g. coaching advice, patient-centred care, participatory medicine).


The Sportfabrik is a newly formed institution and facility dedicated primarily to deliver state-of-the art services related to sports performance, sports medicine and research for the elite athletes of Luxembourg (and beyond). The Sportfabrik operates gold standard and cutting edge technologies to assess athletic movements towards optimising performance, 

reducing injuries, efficiently rehabilitating the injured athletes and conducting scientific research related to it. HOSD and Sportfabrik operate in close collaboration on these goals, including for instance the generation and exploitation of a “Digital Biobank of Human Motion”.


In expansion of these activities, we are seeking a driven all-round technology & data expert and team member.


Key Accountabilities


Technical

  • Select, install, maintain and service IT Hard- and Software equipment
  • Operate, connect, service, trouble-shoot motion capture equipment (optical systems, force plates, sensors, wearables, digital tools, etc.), incl. e.g. programming routines for multimodal data acquisition
  • Connect and manage network equipment internally and with the IT infrastructure of LIH and LIHPS


Data security & privacy (ethics, GDPR, firewall, etc.):

  • In collaboration with the LIH IT and medical information office :

- Set up and manage secure and compliant digital data storage (personal, health, medical), back up and data exchange with partners (LIH, LIHPS)

- Implement and monitor compliance with general and LIH specific data security protocols realizing pragmatic and agile solutions

- Realize and support data sharing solutions accessible to big data analysis approaches (e.g. cloud based data lakes, federated database, access to machine learning)


Tech and Research Support

  • Support or conduct (parts of) research projects such as

- Operating equipment (motion capture, wearables, apps, etc.) during tests.

- Data analysis including e.g. programming signal analysis routines, data visualizations, etc.

- Co-developing or customizing analysis algorithms, applications or digital research tools (apps, web, etc.)

- Involvement in exploiting big data analysis efforts such as the implementation of ML/AI approaches

- Supporting efforts towards applying computer vision techniques, pose estimation and motion capture based on open source ML/AI tools


Administrative:

  • Prepare or support documentation related to the above such as procedures, manuals, ethic committeedeclarations, consent forms (e.g. GDPR), regulatory statements if required.
  • Link and collaborate with the IT experts of LIH representing the specific needs of Sportfabrik, LIHPS and HOSD. 


Key Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • MSc/BSc in related area such as engineering, informatics, data science, movement science or equivalent qualifications
  • Good knowledge of IT Project Management principles, methods and practices.
  • Experience with installing and maintaining IT Hard- and Software equipment, ideally also with measurement technologies such as used in human motion capture
  • Know-how in networking equipment (measurement devices, PC) and secure digital databases, data storage, transfer and exchange
  • Practice with or strong interest into data and signal analysis and visualization, in particular related to human movement and athletic performance
  • Programming skills to create or customize pieces of code or algorithms in the context above (e.g. Python, MatLab or others)
  • Knowledge or interest to learn movement analysis, athletic performance and research, including ambitions related to digital and big data approaches (e.g. machine learning, computer vision, app developments)
  • Team spirit, curious, open-minded and flexible
  • Fluency in English and one of the main languages in Luxembourg is required.


Located in Luxembourg, LIH offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic, international and multilingual 

environment that values personal respect and professional achievement based on the highest intellectual and ethical standards. The remuneration for this position shall be based on qualification and experience.

Applications including a cover letter and a curriculum vitae should be sent before 30 April 2022.

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