Oferta de trabajo: PhD Health Impact Assessment Group (HIA), Project Echilibrist


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 the following main areas, Malaria and other Infectious Diseases,  Maternal, Child and reproductive Health, Urban Health and Child and environmental health, Climate & Non-Communicable Diseases.  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 PhD student who is interested in taking over and managing activities of the project Echilibrist for the working package related to Health Impact Assessment and Evaluation.



Training and experience /Qualifications

  • Degree in Economics, Public Health or equivalent
  • Master in Health Economics or Equivalent
  • Experience on the analysis of quantitative data, statistical and econometric models, Health Technology Assessment, Health Impact Assessment and/or Evaluation
  • Experience with R or Stata programming

Specific Requirements

  • Immediate incorporation

Key Responsibilities

The PhD student will work together with others members of the HIA group to conduct data collection for the Echilibrist Project from the partners countries.
 Perform statistical analyses and work on engagement with stakeholders and consortium members.
Develop statistical and mathematical models for the health impact assessment and evaluation.
Interpretation of data and writing of the manuscripts/projects in collaboration with other members of the team and external collaborators.
Responsibilities of the candidate may include to do short travels in the countries under study (Mozambique, Gabon and Ethiopia) to collect data, understanding local healthcare system and epidemiological situation, disseminate the study results.

Specific Duties

  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Development of statistical and mathematical models
  • Interpretation of results
  • Preparation of manuscripts
  • Oral presentation
  • Contribute to scientific discussion and participation in other activities in the HIA group

Auxiliar task

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 .


  • Teamwork
  • Problem resolution
  • Learning capacity
  • Responsible,
  • Flexible
  • Excellent organization and coordination skills
  • Capacity to work independently
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

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.


Language level:


  • English written and spoken
  • Knowledge of Portuguese/Spanish would be an asset.


  • Duration:3 years with annual renewal, fulltime (40h/week)
  • Starting date: May 1, 2023
  • Contract: Full time
  • Salary Range: According to Internal Salary Scales.

Selection Process

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.

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: PhD_HIAEchilibrist_Mar23, attach the CV and a Cover Letter. Each attached document must be named with the candidate name and surname. 
The receipt of applications will be open until March 31, 2023
Applications will be accepted until 17.00 CET of the closing date.
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 candiddacies are encouraged, that includes: gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and political views.


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.