Job offer: Post-doctoral researcher for COVAIR-CAT– HEI


ISGlobal is a cutting-edge institution with demonstrated capacity to address global public health challenges through research, translation and education, with 407 members and 42 research groups. ISGlobal is located on two campuses: Campus Clinic, with the Universitat de Barcelona and Hospital Clínic and Campus Mar, with Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Hospital del Mar. ISGlobal has an ambitious vision as a world-class centre in research, translation and education, with a commitment to improve global health and promote health equity. 


Barcelona - Campus Mar

What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is a leader in epidemiological research of environmental exposures with particular expertise in research related to the health effects of air, noise, and water pollution and the built environment. ISGlobal is at the forefront of international Exposome research through its coordination of, and partnership in, several large international Exposome projects funded by the European Commission, including past projects: HELIX and EXPOSOMICS; and newly funded projects: ATHLETE, EPHOR, Equal-Life, and EXPANSE. ISGlobal work on the Exposome and its influence on health involves development of new tools and methods, including for exposure assessment, integration of omics markers, data infrastructures, and complex data analysis.


We are recruiting a post-doctoral researcher to join our dynamic team in the Urban Environment and Air Pollution research programme and to contribute to the cluster of new Exposome studies at ISGlobal. The researcher will be based in the research group of Cathryn Tonne, Associate Research Professor and involved in the international project  COVAIR-CAT (Air Pollution in relation to COVID-19 morbidity and mortality: a large population-based cohort stufy inCatalonia, Spain) funded by the Healt Effect Institute and  focused on the role of  air ollution in COVID-19 related health outcomes.. The position will involve coordinating and conducting statistical analysis and drafting publications related to the impact of natural experiments on Exposome profiles and COVID-19 related health outcomes. 

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Coordinating health and environmental exposure databases 
  • Conduct statistical analyses 
  • Draft original articles for publication in high impact journals
  • Disseminate findings at conferences, workshops, scientific journals, and other channels

Skills and experience

  • PhD (or equivalent) in epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics or related discipline 
  • Demonstrated record of scientific achievement in epidemiology or environmental health 
  • Experience with statistical analysis of longitudinal data and managing complex data, ideally in R 
  • Strong quantitative and programming skills
  • Motivated, self-directed researcher capable of setting and meeting deadlines and delivering research outputs 
  • Strong organization and team-working skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills 
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) 


  • Duration: 24 months.
  • Part time position.
  • Starting date: February 2021.

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and attach the CV, a 1-2 pages cover letter  and a passport copy including the following Reference Number Position: PostDoc_HEI_COVID_Jan21. Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted Each document must include the candidate name and surname. The receipt of applications will be open until January 28th 2021.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Only the applications submitted through the request form will be considered.

The interviews could be placed during the reception candidatures period.

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.