Oferta de trabajo: Post-doctoral researcher ––COVAIR-CAT– HEI


ISGlobal is a cutting-edge institution with demonstrated capacity to address global public health challenges through research, translation and education, with 407 members and 42 research groups. ISGlobal is located on two campuses: Campus Clinic, with the University of Barcelona and Hospital Clínic and Campus Mar, with University Pompeu Fabra and Hospital del Mar. ISGlobal has an ambitious vision as a world-class centre in research, translation and education, with a commitment to improve global health and promote health equity. 
ISGlobal is a leader in epidemiological research of environmental exposures with particular expertise in research related to the health effects of air, noise, and the built environment. ISGlobal is leading several COVID-19 related research projects exploring the links between the environment and COVID-related outcomes and the health impacts of the pandemic response. These projects leverage ISGlobal’s unique expertise in both environmental and infectious disease epidemiology. 


Barcelona - Campus Mar

What We Are Looking for

We are recruiting a post-doctoral researcher to join our dynamic team in the Urban Environment and Air Pollution research programme. The researcher will be based in the research group of Cathryn Tonne, Associate Research Professor and involved in the project Air Pollution in relation to COVID-19 morbidity and mortality: a large population-based cohort study in Catalonia, Spain (COVAIR-CAT) funded by the Health Effects Institute. The position will involve conducting statistical analysis in a large dataset (i.e. over 5 million participants), application of advanced statistical techniques, and drafting publications related to the impact of air pollution on COVID-19 hospital admission and mortality and identification of vulnerable population subgroups.  

Field research

  • Environmental science
  • Medical sciences

Training and experience /Qualifications

  • PhD (or equivalent) in epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics or related discipline 
  • Demonstrated record of scientific achievement in epidemiology or environmental health 
  • Experience with statistical analysis and managing complex data in R 

Specific Duties

  • Coordinating health and environmental exposure databases 
  • Conduct statistical analyses 
  • Draft original articles for publication in high impact journals
  • Disseminate findings at conferences, workshops, scientific journals, and other channels


  • Excellent quantitative and programming skills
  • Motivated, self-directed researcher capable of setting and meeting deadlines and delivering research outputs 
  • Strong organization and team-working skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills 

Language level

  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) 


  • Duration: 24 months  
  • Starting date: :March  2021
  • Contract: full time.
During the crisis caused by COVID19, standard working conditions will be adapted to sanitary requirements. 

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: PostDoc_COVAIR_HEI_Feb21, 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 the position is filled.  

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

The interviews could be placed during the reception candidatures period.


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.