Job offer: PostDoc researcher FOR EUROPEAN PROJECT ATHLETE H2020


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

We are looking for a full-time postdoctoral researcher to join our young, dynamic teams in child health and air pollution and urban environment research. The candidate will work on the association of several environmental exposures on children’s neuropsychological development as part 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.

Field research

  • Environmental science

Training and experience /Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Health/Biomedical Sciences, Public Health, Environmental Epidemiology, Statistics or related subject.
  • Previous experience in child health/cohort research.

Specific Duties

  • Conducting analysis and drafting original articles for publication in high quality journals
  • Disseminating findings at conferences, workshops, and through the study website
  • Collaboration with the study teams and external specialists
  • Supervision of master and PhD students


  • PhD in epidemiology, public health, or related discipline
  • Previous experience in the research topic is an advantage
  • Experience in processing and managing of complex and large datasets, as well as in statistical packages, preferably STATA and R
  • Motivated researcher capable of setting and meeting deadlines and delivering research outputs to the required standard
  • Strong organization and team-working skills
  • Professional attitude with attention to details
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) 
  • Team player, yet capable of working autonomously, rational and critical thinker

Language level

  • English written and spoken.


  • Duration: 7 months (extendable)
  • Starting date: 1st November 2022
  • Contract:  Full time

During the crisis caused by COVID19, standard working conditions will be adapted to sanitary requirements.

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: PostDoc_ATHLETE_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 Oct 5th 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.

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.