ISGlobal (www.isglobal.org) is a cutting-edge institution with capacity to address global health challenges trough research, translation and education. ISGlobal has an ambitious vision of being a world class centre in research, translation and education in Global Public Health working towards a world in which all people can enjoy health and is committed to improve global health and promote health equity. ISGlobal has a broad portfolio in communicable and non- communicable diseases with special attention to environmental health determinants. Regarding non-communicable diseases our main ambitions include the understanding of the exposome, the characterization of the more harmful environmental exposure during childhood including chemicals and radiation and those that affect the neurodevelopment, conducting and improving health impact assessments to support built urban environment policies and providing knowledge that could be translated in more effective preventive strategies against cancer and respiratory diseases. Our contribution to improve the environment also includes research to support radio protection policies for both ionizing and non-ionizong sources and cutting-edge research on the role of climate and climate change in both communicable and non-communicable diseases. In all these areas ISGlobal approach includes generating new cutting-edge and operational research as well as developing large translational efforts to maximize its impact. ISGlobal approach is multidisciplinary ranging from the molecular to the population level and including disciplines across health sciences, life sciences, environmental and climate sciences. Along with an outstanding faculty, experienced researchers and practitioners from many fields, ISGlobal is committed to develop postgraduate education programmes that meet the global health needs and expectations of the new generations of researchers and professionals.
Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)
ISGlobal obtained the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/hrs4r) logo from the European Commission in July 2015. This reflects the talent-oriented strategy for human resources at ISGlobal and is a key tool for developing and implementing policies for talent attraction and retention.
ISGlobal PhD Programme
ISGlobal is a university research institute affiliated to the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). ISGlobal PhD programme has a broad international scope and is affiliated to these two universities.
This programme offers advanced training in a broad range of fields including cross-cutting issues for all PhD students at ISGlobal, offered at institutional level: Biostatistics; Data Management & Analysis; Oral Science Communication; Scientific Writing and team-playing skills.
The ISGlobal PhD programme is coordinated by the ISGlobal PhD Committee, chaired by Núria Casamitjana, which ensures each pre-doctoral student gets proper guidance from their supervisor and assesses and evaluates the general progress of the student’s doctoral thesis. There is an annual PhD Symposium consisting of a one-day retreat attended by all ISGlobal PhD Students with the objective of raising visibility of the pre-doctoral work among staff and to promote scientific discussion among predoctoral fellows and create opportunities for networking and scientific collaborations. Thus, the ISGlobal PhD programme offers an excellent environment for developing a successful early research training period.
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Barcelona - Campus Mar
Main duties and tasks
ISGlobal is looking for a Predoctoral Researcher in Occupational Radiation Epidemiology to work on ANSES funded OccRF-Health Study (Health effects from occupational exposure to RF – from exposure estimation to evaluation of health in workers and their offspring) including in the development of measurement protocols for occupational exposure to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields for workers in workplaces in Spain, France and the Netherlands; in the extension of a preliminary RF-Job Exposure Matrix (JEM); and in the application of the enhanced RF-JEM to epidemiological studies of several health outcomes, including of brain tumour risk and the conduct of associated statistical analysis and manuscript preparation.
Training and experience
- Applications are invited from students holding the equivalent of a university Master’s degree, excellent academic transcripts, excellent level of spoken and written English (please note: Spanish is not required), and high level of motivation. Previous experience or interest in occupational or radiation epidemiology.
- Epidemiology, scientific writing, statistical data analysis, oral communication skills
- English required
- Temporary contract linked to the PhD thesis
- Internal Salary scales
- Duration: 3 years
- Starting date: Flexible
How to apply
- Applicants must send a CV and a cover letter and passport copy by email to email@example.com, with the subject heading PhD_Occupational Epidemiology. The closing date for the receipt of applications is March 3rd 2019.
Applications will be accepted until 17.00 CET of the closing date.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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