Oferta de trabajo: Assistant Research Professor, mHealth


The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is a cutting-edge institute addressing global public health challenges through research, translation to policy and education. ISGlobal has a broad portfolio in communicable and non-communicable diseases including environmental and climate determinants, and applies a multidisciplinary scientific approach ranging from the molecular to the population level. ISGlobal is accredited with the Severo Ochoa distinction, a seal of excellence of the Spanish Science Ministry.

This position will be funded through the “Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa 2019-2023” Program (CEX 2018-000806-S) from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation."


Barcelona - Campus Mar

What we are looking for

We are seeking applicants for a part-time (50%) Assistant Research Professor post, non-tenure-track, to work on Covid-19 related projects and specifically on follow-up population cohorts using m-Health (mobileHealth) methods for contact of participants and focusing on wider health aspects such as mental health, and social and gender issues.

Main duties and tasks

  • Participate in research on follow-up of population cohorts in relation to covid-19 within the NCDs and Environment program;
  • Lead part of this research focusing on mental, social and gender issues;
  • Develop protocols and apply methods for contact and follow-up of participants using apps, wearables and social media to assess exposures and health outcomes;
  • Promote the use of citizen science approaches;
  • Report and publish results;
  • Participate or lead in applications for funding in these areas.

Secondary tasks

  • Interact with the new mHealth/eHealth Severo Ochoa group at ISGlobal and with other researchers using mHealth methods;
  • Supervise new researchers (master/PhD).

Training and experience

  • Candidates must have an earned doctorate in biomedicine, epidemiology, psychology, environmental sciences or a related discipline by the position start date, a record of peer reviewed publications and experience in research in mHealth.
  • Candidates must demonstrate potential for obtaining external research funding.


  • Knowledge of use and application of Apps, sensors and other mHealth/eHealth methods in population studies.


  • English and Spanish.


  • Duration:  3 years.
  • Starting date: immediately. 
  • Contract: part time (50%)
  • Salary: According to candidate's experience and qualifications.

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: SO_Faculty_mHealthCovid_Jun20 attach the CV and a Cover Letter. Each attached document must be named with the candidate name and surname. 

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


In ISGlobal we are committed to maintaining and developing a work environment in which the values and principles of our organization are respected and equal opportunities between women and men be promoted in each of the areas in which we operate, not tolerating discrimination based on criteria such as age, sex, marital status, race, ethnicity, disabilities, political leanings, religion or sexual orientation.