Oferta de trabajo: Research technician– iMAP Project


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.



What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is looking for a research technician to cover the technical work in a research project on cognitive function and urban environment in the adult population in the framework of the iMAP study Barcelona “The international Mind, Activities and urban Places in Barcelona study (iMAP Barcelona study): Building the evidence base on the relationships between environment, active living and cognitive health”. The overarching aim of this study is to examine the extent to which, how, and for whom aspects of the urban environment influence brain health and cognitive health in 600 mid-aged and older (50-79 years) community dwellers living in Barcelona, Spain.

Field research

  • Environmental science
  • Neurosciences 

Key Responsibilities

We are looking for a person to arrange and interview the study participants, set the study devices, download and introduce the data into a dataset. 

Specific Duties

  • Arranging the participant’s visits 
  • Preparation of the devices for the study measurements. 
  • Interviews with the participants
  • Data entry and data transfer.  
  • Carrying out cleaning, quality control, and documentation of the databases used.
  • Participating in the logistics required by the study.

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.

Training and experience /Qualifications

Previous experience in research studies, interviewing study participants, data collection and/or database processing will be valued, as well as knowledge in environmental epidemiology. 

Specific Requirements

We are looking for a person with high communication skills, as well as a professional attitude towards study participants, with attention to details.  Moreover, we are looking for a person with high organization and teamwork skills, capable of working autonomously, proactively and motivated, with good verbal and written communication. Flexibility of schedules will be valued. 


  • Learning capacity
  • Proactive and motivated, capable of solving problems 
  • Strong organization and team-working skills. 
  • Team player, yet capable of working autonomously

Language level

  • Catalan and Spanish. Knowledge of English will be highly valued. 


  • Duration: At least 6 months until June 2024.
  • Starting date: September 15th 2023.
  • Contract:  full time
  • Salary Range: According to internal salary scales

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: ResearchTechnician_IMAP_Jul23, 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 07/09/2023.

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, 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 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.