Oferta de trabajo: Postdoc for Immune signatures of immunity and disease severity to COVID-19, including post-COVID condition


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 three main areas, Malaria and other Infectious Diseases, Child and Maternal Health, and Urban Health, Climate & Non-Communicable Diseases.  ISGlobal is accredited with the Severo Ochoa distinction, a seal of excellence of the Spanish Science Ministry.

The ISGlobal Postdoctoral Programme involves complementary training and professional development. This includes access to the PRBB Intervals Programme (leadership, innovation, communication and good scientific practices), internal training activities, funds for external training, ISGlobal seminars and other PRBB and Hospital Clínic seminars.







What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is seeking a Postdoc candidate who is interested in applying to the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions PostDoc Fellowships call of 2021 (tentative deadline 14/09/2021). The overall project goal is to identify immune signatures and mechanisms of COVID-19 immunity, disease susceptibility and long-COVID applying systems immunology approaches. The candidate will participate in different funded COVID-19 projects. 


The Immunology Group directed by the Associate Professor Carlota Dobaño and the Assistant Research Professor Gemma Moncunill coordinates several longitudinal studies on SARS-CoV-2 immunity, disease progression and long-COVID in Spain and Africa. The team uses multi-omics approaches in combination with state-of the art immunological techniques and systems biology analyses to decode the immune responses that determine infection, disease and vaccine outcomes to develop more effective vaccines and immunotherapies. The research is performed in collaboration with different national and international groups and in a multidisciplinary and translational environment.

Field research


  • Biological sciences 
  • Immunology

Training and experience /Qualifications

  • PhD in a discipline related with Bioinformatics and Data Science with proven experience in immunology or other disciplines such as immunology, infectious diseases, molecular and cellular biology.
  • Experience in common programming languages, with particular focus on R
  • Experience with the management and analysis of large datasets, including omics and immunology data and data science and machine learning methods
  • Experience in immunology assays and omics techniques is an asset
  • Demonstrated track record of achievements including first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals

Specific Requirements

  • PhD obtained between 2013 and 14/09/2021
  • European fellowships applicants (to be based at ISGlobal) must not have resided or worked in Spain for more than 12 months over the last 3 years (MSCA mobility rule).
  • For applicants to the Global Fellowships funding scheme, they must be long term residents or nationals of Horizon Europe countries (EU and associated); they cannot have resided or carried out the main activity in the country were the outgoing phase of the fellowship would take place for more than 12 months over the last 3 years.

Key Responsibilities

Analysis of antibody and immune cell profiling, metabolomics, transcriptomics, mass cytometry, and plasma biomarkers. Interpretation of data and writing of the manuscripts in collaboration with other members of the team and external collaborators. If interested, design, perform and supervise immunological/OMICs assays. The candidate is expected to present the data in international meetings.

Specific Duties

  • Data analysis
  • Designing, conducting and supervising experiments (optional)
  • Interpretation of results
  • Preparation of manuscripts
  • Oral presentations
  • Contribute to scientific discussion and participation in other activities in the Immunology research group 


  • Excellent organization and coordination skills
  • Capacity to work independently
  • Teamwork
  • Problem resolution
  • Learning capacity
  • Flexible

Language level

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential.

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: Postdoc_MSCA_Jul21, 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 14th september 2021.

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.

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.