Oferta de trabajo: Statistician or Data Scientist


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.

What We Are Looking for

We are recruiting a statistician or data scientist to join our dynamic team. The statistician will be involved in several projects related to air pollution, urban environments and health, with a strong focus on low and middle income countries. The statistician will work with large datasets from multiple sources:  measured and modeled ambient air pollution, personal exposure to air pollution, temperature, GPS tracks, among other data sources with varying spatial and temporal structure. 
The position will involve statistical analysis of environmental exposure data, application of regression models commonly used in epidemiology, and contributing to scientific publications. The role requires close collaboration with international project partners from a range of disciplines as well as researchers at ISGlobal. The selected person will be supervised by Group Leader, Dr Cathryn Tonne, Associate Research Professor.  


Barcelona - Campus Mar


The primary responsibility is the statistical analysis of air pollution exposure data and epidemiological analyses. Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Contribute to publications, reports, and grant applications. 
  • Provide statistical support to the researchers of the team. 
  • Plan and execute management of datasets.


Experience and skills

  • Higher education in Biostatistics or similar. 
  • Knowledge of applied and theoretical statistics.  
  • Programming using the main statistical tools and software in R.
  • Experience with relational databases (SQL) and version-control systems (git).
  • Experience with mixed models for repeated measures data. 
  • Experience with spatial statistics.
  • Excellent organizational skills and comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team. 
  • Professional attitude and excellent attention to detail.  
  • Good communication skills both written and spoken. 
  • Good level of English (written and spoken). 
  • High level of critical thinking skills and ability to work independently. 


  • Duration: 2 years (renewable).
  • Starting date: 01/06/19.
  • Contract: Full time.

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form including the following reference: Statistician/DataScientist_PublicHelath_May19. The receipt of applications will be open until May, 25th 2019.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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, sex, marital status, race, ethnicity, disabilities, political leanings, religion or sexual orientation.