PhD student in Applied systems research for obesity prevention

The Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, Germany is offering a position as a PhD student in Applied systems research for obesity prevention. The PhD project will be jointly supervised together with Ghent University, Belgium as part of the GrowH! project. It is planned to conclude a Cotutelle agreement between the University Bremen and the University Ghent for this PhD project aiming to provide a doctoral award from both universities.  

Growing Up Healthy: Obesity prevention tailored to critical transition periods in the early life-course (GrowH!) is an international research project, financed under the umbrella of the “Joint Programme Initiative – Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life“ framework. For more information on GrowH!:

The main focus of the PHD will be on integration of newly collected evidence into an obesity systems framework, using systems mapping methodology in two regions (one in Germany and one in Spain). In a second phase, the PhD will engage in the development of evidence informed policy guidance and tools for wider use at a systemic scale in Europe. The PhD candidate will also support coordination of the “GrowH! obesity system expert panel” that will be set up at the European level specifically to support the development of the systems approach framework. 
Further information and how to apply can be found in the attached job announcement and on