Oferta de trabajo: Post-doctoral researcher in economics/health economics – Global Health Economics Group


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. In addition to the public health, the epidemiology, and the clinical disciplines, ISGlobal has been accumulating remarkable experience in health economics applied to poverty related diseases in low- and middle-income countries. The work carried out by health economists at ISGlobal is a highly motivating combination of field and desk work resulting in significant and impactful research outputs tackling healthcare challenges in low-resource settings. The chosen candidate for this position will contribute to the further consolidation of the health economics team and to its methodological, geographical and theme expansion.    



What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated post-doctoral fellow in economics/health economics with a high-level capacity in econometrics and knowledge of economic evaluation techniques. The researcher will work on a project linked to a recent large clinical randomised controlled trial on SARS-CoV-2 treatment undertaken in two Sub-Saharan countries, Burkina Faso and Guinea. The researcher will work on two main tasks: (1) the estimate of the determinants of health-related quality of life of patients enrolled and followed up during the study period (panel data) and (2) The estimate of costs associated with the implementation of the treatment strategies (possibly by identifying production and cost functions). The candidate will work in strict collaboration with the members of the ISGlobal health economics group and with the projects’ partners. 

Field research


  • Economics
  • Medical sciences 

Training and experience /Qualifications

PhD in economics, health economics or data science. 

Specific Requirements

  • Broad and outstanding knowledge of econometrics 
  • Knowledge of economic evaluation techniques applied to healthcare interventions
  • Remarkable writing skills

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing and analysing data from the project.
  • Write at least two scientific reports. 
  • Prepare presentations of the aim of the project and it results
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

Required: Excellent English (both written and spoken)
Good Spanish (both written and spoken)
Good French is a plus 


  • Duration: 9 months in the first instance with the possibility of extension depending on availability of funding
  • Starting date: 01/11/2023
  • Contract: full time
  • Salary Range: post_doc level B

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: Postdoc_economics_ Global Health _Sep23 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 15th October 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 candidacies are welcome, 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.