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Oferta de trabajo: Full time - Postdoctoral researcher for the ENDOMIX project


The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is a cutting-edge institute addressing global public health challenges through research, translation into 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. Research is organized in five programs: Climate, Air Pollution, Nature and Urban Health; Environment and Health over the Lifecourse; Global Viral and Bacterial Infections; Malaria and Neglected Parasitic Diseases and Maternal Child and Reproductive Health. ISGlobal is accredited with the Severo Ochoa distinction, a seal of excellence of the Spanish Science Ministry.




What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is seeking a postdoctoral researcher interested in taking over activities of the European project ENDOMIX. The overall goal of ENDOMIX is to identify the impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on human health at critical life stages. There are a number of European birth cohorts that participate in the ENDOMIX project. One of these cohorts is the BiSC cohort (, led by ISGlobal, in which mothers were recruited between 2018-2021. The postdoctoral researcher will be in charge of analysing the data on EDCs, immune biomarkers and gut microbiota and writing the resulting scientific articles. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Léa Maitre. It will provide opportunities for interaction with other groups (internally, nationally and internationally) in particular within the Exposome Hub.



  • PhD in biomedicine, biology, immunology, microbiology, bioinformatics or any related field
  • Experience in complex data analysis


  • Experience in scientific writing.
  • Experience in data analysis
  • Familiar with R
  • Advanced English level


The postdoctoral researcher will be in charge of analysing the data on EDC, immune biomarkers and gut microbiota and writing the resulting scientific articles. He or she will participate in the project meetings and will contribute with the preparation of reports, deliverables, etc. If necessary, the researcher will also coordinate specific tasks.


This job description reflects the present requirements of the post but may evolve at any time in the future as duties and responsibilities change and/or develop providing there is appropriate consultation with the post-holder. 
This job description is not a definitive or exhaustive list of responsibilities but identifies the key responsibilities and tasks of the post holder. The specific objectives of the post holder will be subject to review as part of the individual professional assessment process.


  • Responsible, flexible and with problem solving skills
  • Good organization skills 
  • Autonomous and proactive
  • Good communication skills
  • Fast-learning skills. 
  • Flexibility.

The post holder will adhere to ISGlobal principles contained in People management policy, including Equity, diversity and health safety. The post holder will respect, and accountable to ensure ISGlobal policies and procedures.


  • English: high level
  • Catalan and Spanish will be a plus


  • Duration: 30 months, with the possibility of looking for extra funding and extend the contract.     
  • Starting date: To be discussed, tentatively set for April 1st
  • Contract: full-time 
  • Salary Range: Post Doc B


Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: Postdoc_WP5_ENDOMIX_Dec23 , attach the CV and a Cover Letter (1 page). Each attached document must be named with the candidate name and surname. 

The receipt of applications will be open until the position is filled.

Only the applications submitted through the request form will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The interviews could be placed during the reception candidatures period.

Diverse candidatures are encouraged, that includes: gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and political views.


The selection process is designed in two phases:
1- Interview phase of a technical nature, with the team that requires the incorporation. To assess the person's skills and CV.
2 - Meeting with HR with the finalist(s) to finish assessing the profile and discuss contractual and institutional issues.
If needed any technical test could be pass. A Psychological Competency Evaluation Test will be required for the structural or transversal positions.
In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews, with at least one technical and one administrative interview. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.

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, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, functional diversity, political leanings, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

ISGlobal supports the initiative #ScienceforUkraine. Therefore, to sustain Ukraine’s presence in the European Research Area and international scholarly community, candidates from Ukraine on all levels of scholarly career are welcome: students, PhD candidates, early career researchers and senior scholars.

We confirm our commitment towards the value of the diversity of our staff and student population and seek to promote peace, equity, diversity and inclusion as essential elements in contribution to improving health worldwide.