Job offer: Fieldwork coordinator for ATHLETE 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 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.







Barcelona - Campus Mar

What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is looking for a motivated fieldwork coordinator to support the daily development of the project entitled ATHLETE (Advancing Tools for Human Early Lifecourse Exposome Research and Translation). ATHLETE project has received funding from H2020 (grant agreement 874583) and aims to implement the exposome in birth cohorts in order to study the effects of a wide range of community-level and individual-level environmental risk factors on mental, cardiometabolic, and respiratory health outcomes and associated biological pathways during the first 2 decades of life.

Main duties and tasks

The candidate will coordinate the fieldwork, which consists in visiting pregnant women at their homes and deploying devices to measure environmental variables such as air pollution and noise and collecting urine samples. These tasks are done by 4-5 fieldworkers, and the candidate will supervise and coordinate them.

Seconday tasks

  • The candidate will need to coordinate the fieldwork with the nurses who recruit the women at hospitals. The candidate will also take care of the questionnaires, forms, material and devices needed for the fieldwork.
  • Training and experience: 
  • Graduate degree in health or environmental sciences
  • Experience in carrying out fieldwork in epidemiological studies. Experience in exposure assessment will be positively valued.  


  • Strong organization and team-working skills.
  • Responsible, flexible and with problem solving skills.
  • Eager to learn and proactive, with great initiative. 
  • Autonomous and able to self-manage with the participants.


  • Catalan, Spanish. English written and spoken will be valued.


  • Duration:  1 year (renewable) 
  • Starting date:  1st March 2020

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and attach the cv and a cover letter, including the following reference: FieldworkCoord_ATHLETE_Jan20. The receipt of applications will be open until February, 25th 2020.

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.