Job offer: Postdoctoral researcher on the health and wellbeing benefits of nature-based solutions – ProGIreg 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 the following main areas, Malaria and other Infectious Diseases, Maternal, Child and reproductive Health, Urban Health and Child and environmental 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 postdoctoral researcher who is interested in getting involved in activities of the EU-funded project proGIreg ( The overall project goal is to implement and scale up nature-based solutions (NBSs) in post-industrial districts in different cities across Europe and beyond and to monitor and evaluate their environmental, social, economic, and health and wellbeing benefits. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in evaluating the health and wellbeing effects of the NBSs. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 776528.

Field research

  • Environmental Health

Key Responsibilities

The applicant will work with the proGIreg consortium to help with 1) curating, managing and analysing the collected data, and 2) dissemination of the findings. The applicant will attend relevant project meetings and activities. The applicant will work closely with the other project proGIreg researchers, data managers, and fieldwork responsibles to clean and process the data and conduct the analyses, including health impact assessment. The applicant, together with another proGIreg postdoctoral researcher at ISGlobal, will organize stakeholder meetings, prepare and submit scientific manuscripts, evaluation reports, and evaluation briefs for project partners and might participate in conferences and give occasional presentations regarding the project and the impact of NBS interventions on health. 

Auxiliar task

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post but may evolve at any time in the future as duties and responsibilities change and/or develop providing there is appropriate consultation with the post-holder. 

Training and experience /Qualifications

PhD in public health, environmental epidemiology, environmental psychology or related field. 

Specific Requirements

Previous experience with studying the health effects of exposure to greenspace and also working on health impact assessment is an asset.


Conducting statistical analyses in the context of epidemiological studies. Good interpersonal, communication, presentation, and academic writing skills and ability to work independently.

The post holder will adhere to ISGlobal principles contained in People management policy, including Equity, diversity and health safety. The post holder will respect, and accountable to ensure ISGlobal policies and procedures.

Language level

Proficiency in writing and communicating in English.


  • Duration: Until Nov 2023  
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • Contract: Full time
  • Salary Range: Will be negotiated

Selection Process

The selection process is designed in two phases:
1- Interview phase of a technical nature, with the team that requires the incorporation. To assess the person's skills and CV.
2 - Meeting with HR with the finalist(s) to finish assessing the profile and discuss contractual and institutional issues.

If needed any technical test could be pass. A Psychological Competency Evaluation Test will be required for the structural or transversal positions.

In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews, with at least one technical and one administrative interview. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: Postodoc_ProGIreg_Dec22, 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 the position is filled. 

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.

Diverse candidacies, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and political views, are encouraged to apply.  

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, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, functional diversity, political leanings, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

ISGlobal supports the initiative #ScienceforUkraine. Therefore, to sustain Ukraine’s presence in the European Research Area and international scholarly community, candidates from Ukraine on all levels of scholarly career are welcome: students, PhD candidates, early career researchers and senior scholars.

We confirm our commitment towards the value of the diversity of our staff and student population and seek to promote peace, equity, diversity and inclusion as essential elements in contribution to improving health worldwide.