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.
What We Are Looking for
ISGlobal is seeking a full-time fieldworker to join our young, dynamic teams in child-health and air pollution and urban environment research for a 6-months period. The overall goal of the ALTER project is to study the association between urban related exposures, such as air pollution, and child health, including the assessment of the gut microbiota. The ALTER study is part of the BiSC project (https://www.projectebisc.org/), aiming to understand the effects of pre and postnatal exposure to air pollution on child brain development.
The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Mireia Gascon, who has been funded by Instituto de Salud Carlos III through the project "CP19/00183" (Co-funded by European Social Fund “Investing in your future").
Main duties and tasks
Training and experience
- Degree in biomedical sciences, psychology, linguistics or equivalent is required.
- Master’s in neurosciences / cognitive science will be valued.
- Expertise in behavioral approaches to assess cognition/language in infancy (e.g. habituation procedures, eye-tracking) will be valued.
- Background knowledge on developmental neurocognition will be valued.
- Responsible, flexible and with problem solving skills
- Good organization skills
- Autonomous and able to self-manage with the participants
- Good communication skills with the research team and the families of the infant participants in the study.
- Fast-learning skills, to learn and implement infant eye-tracking experiments.
- English, Spanish written and spoken. Catalan will be valued.
- Duration: 6 months
- Starting date: 01/11/2021
- Contract: Part time (12h/week)
- Salary Range: Technician IIA
How to apply
Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: Technician_EyeTracking_Sep21 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 September 28th 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.