Job offer: Postdoc Genomic of Malaria

Postdoctoral fellow in “Genomic intelligence for malaria control and elimination”


The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is a cutting-edge institute addressing global public health challenges through research, translation into policy and education. The overall goal of the Malaria Physiopathology group ( is to contribute to the development of new tools for the control and eventual elimination of malaria through the understanding of key physiopathological events of malaria in children and pregnant women. To this end, we combine molecular biology, immunology, epidemiology and clinical medicine to study parasite and host factors influencing the clinical outcome of malaria infections.

Genome science has the potential to inform about key drivers of P. falciparum (Pf) transmission and guide actions towards malaria elimination. As parasite population size decrease after optimized interventions, bottlenecks and selection pressure are expected to reduce Pf genetic diversity and fuel the propagation of parasite traits with enhanced fitness to new transmission environments. Here we aim to advance the goal of malaria eradication by integrating malaria epidemiology and genetics for a deeper understanding of parasite transmission and evolution in a near-elimination African setting. This project will involve the collection and analysis of parasite samples in Mozambique in the context of an ongoing project ( During the project, we will build genomic analytical and interpretative capacities for malaria genomics and identify key transmission events using genomic data. We expect that the integration of strategic genomic information into surveillance systems can improve the programmatic performance of malaria control and elimination activities.


ISGlobal/CEK building

What We Are Looking for:

ISGlobal is looking for an enthusiastic, organized and autonomous Postdoctoral fellow who is interested in applying for a grant which will be opened during the following months to develop the postdoc project.

Field research:

Biological sciences

Training and experience /Qualifications:

Degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biology, Bioinformatics or similar areas

Specific Requirements:

Candidates should hold a PhD degree in Bio/medical sciences with knowledge and expertise in genomics and/or transcriptomics.  Excellent English communication skills. Mandatory: willingness to spend time in Mozambique (up to 3 months). The selected candidate will need to apply for a post-doctoral fellowships (ie, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions). 


Duration: 3 year (dependent on the application to Postdoctoral fellowships) 
Starting date: February-March 2022
Contract: Full time
Salary Range: 
During the crisis caused by COVID19, standard working conditions will be adapted to sanitary requirements. 

Closing date:

March 2022

How to apply:

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: Postdoc GenMal_Oct2021, 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 March, the 15th, 2022.
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.

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