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Oferta de trabajo: Predoc Health Impact Assessment Position (GoGreenNext)


The Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, is the fruit of an innovative alliance between academic, government, and philanthropic institutions to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health.
ISGlobal is looking for a PhD student who will help with the quantitative analysis of a few datasets and learn and apply health impact assessment methodologies as part of the EC funded GoGreenNext project. 
The GoGreenNext project will pursue a transdisciplinary approach to advance research and innovation to support the development of evidence-based policy at city, national, and global levels, to accelerate our efforts to address the challenges of climate change, biodiversity and environmental degradation and human health in the urban context.



This project has received funding from the European Union’s, Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) under GA No 101137209 - "GoGreenNext Promoting Future Health in Ciites" (GO GREEN NEXT).


The Project

GoGreenNEXT will deliver a comprehensive evidence-based policy oriented approach model to convey how ecosystem health and human health are connected. We propose to follow the pathway outlined for addressing a complex array of interrelated problems arising from climate change and biodiversity loss, which pose significant health risks, both today and in the future. Future risks from climate change are currently predicted to escalate beyond planetary boundaries and pass critical tipping points, leading toirreversible changes to our climate with commensurate negative impacts on health, ecosystems and landscapes.
Global, European and national policy frameworks have emerged in recent years to address this challenge, with a range of initiatives to promote mitigation, adaptation and resilience. Nature-based solutions (NBS), or actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural and modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously benefiting people and nature, are among the strategies that have emerged to reverse the degradation of nature, notably in urban areas where changes are amplified. 
In cities, vulnerability to climate change and environmental degradation is high due to dense populations, critical infrastructure, and at-risk communities (e.g. vast differences across the social-economic gradient). Cities offer an opportunity to accelerate the implementation of current solutions aligned with emerging strategies and policy initiatives (e.g. New European Bauhaus, 100 Climate Neutral and Smart Cities) combining to form what is termed a just green transition. This refers to a process of far-reaching sociotechnical change leading to a green and climate-neutral economy that preserves biodiversity and ensures social justice. 
GoGreenNext will address the biodiversity-climate-planetary health nexus, delivering positive policy and city/region pilot outcomes in 4 biogeographic regions across Europe and with input from best practice globally.

What We Are Looking For

The PhD student will conduct Health impact assessment of urban planning scenarios and related exposures in European cities. S/he will extend the UTOPHIA tool (Urban and TranspOrt Planning Health Impact Assessment tool) and other HIA tools and methods. The work will produce health and social-economic cost/benefit estimates for cities.

Main Duties And Tasks

To conduct quantitative analysis and health impact assessments. The PhD student will work together with others on the study to conduct the statistical analyses and work on engagement with stakeholders and consortium members.


  • Strong motivation to engage in international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral work 
  • Willingness to participate in consortium training events, dissemination and engaging activities
  • Strong skills in English, written as well as oral
  • Degree in public health, environmental health or equivalent
  • Experience in health impact assessment
  • Capable of working with large datasets
  • Programming in R and/or Python
  • Skills in writing and reporting
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communications skills
  • Can work in groups

Training and Experience

  • Experience on the analysis of quantitative data and health impact assessment.


  • Teamwork.
  • Problem resolution.
  • Learning capacity.


  • English

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.
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.


  • Duration: 3 years with annual renewal
  • Starting date:  July 1, 2024
  • Contract: Full time
  • Salary Range: Based on internal salary scales.

We Offer

A 12 months full-time appointment (40h/week).
An exciting, multi-disciplinary and international research environment with ample opportunities for exchange with scholars from related disciplines at the universities and research institutes in the consortium, as well as with the local partner organizations and local stakeholders.
Additional training and networking opportunities through participation in international conferences.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: Predoc_GoGreenNext_Apr24. Each attached document must be named with the candidate name and surname. 
The receipt of applications will be open until 31/05/2024.

Applications will be accepted until 17.00 CET of the closing date.


The following documents are required:


  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of highest diploma. The minimum requirement is a diploma qualifying for doctoral studies in the recruiting country (e.g. Master degree). Students in their last year may apply but can only be recruited upon successful graduation. 
  • Contact details of two referees (no recommendation letter)
  • Writing sample (e.g. student’s paper or chapter thesis) preferably in English
  • Passport copy


Eligibility criteria:

  • 300 ECTS in relevant Degrees.


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, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and political views, are encouraged to apply. 


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.

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.