Job offer: Predoctoral researcher in Global Public Health (First Stage Researcher - R1)





The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)

ISGlobal ( is a cutting-edge institution with capacity to address global health challenges trough research, translation and education. ISGlobal has an ambitious vision of being a world class centre in research, translation and education in Global Public Health working towards a world in which all people can enjoy health and is committed to improve global health and promote health equity.
ISGlobal has a broad portfolio in communicable and non- communicable diseases with special attention to environmental health determinants. Among our main ambitions in communicable diseases, we are making progress in the strategies to eliminate malaria and other NTDs such as yaws, to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Chagas diseases, to halter the spread of antibiotic resistance and to develop better and new approaches to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Africa. It also includes clinical and implementation research on HIV/AIDS and TB related to the epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Regarding non-communicable diseases our main ambitions include the understanding of the exposome, the characterization of the more harmful environmental exposure during childhood including chemicals and radiation and those that affect the neurodevelopment, conducting and improving health impact assessments to support built urban environment policies and providing knowledge that could be translated in more effective preventive strategies against cancer and respiratory diseases. Our contribution to improve the environment also includes research to support radio protection policies for both ionizing and non-ionizong sources and cutting-edge research on the role of climate and climate change in both communicable and non-communicable diseases. In all these areas ISGlobal approach includes generating new cutting-edge and operational research as well as developing large translational efforts to maximize its impact. ISGlobal approach is multidisciplinary ranging from the molecular to the population level and including disciplines across health sciences, life sciences, environmental and climate sciences. Along with an outstanding faculty, experienced researchers and practitioners from many fields, ISGlobal is committed to develop postgraduate education programmes that meet the global health needs and expectations of the new generations of researchers and professionals. 

Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R)
ISGlobal obtained the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R, logo from the European Commission in July 2015.  This reflects the talent-oriented strategy for human resources at ISGlobal and is a key tool for developing and implementing policies for talent attraction and retention. 

ISGlobal PhD Programme
ISGlobal is a university research institute affiliated to the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).  ISGlobal PhD programme has a broad international scope and is affiliated to these two universities. 
This programme offers advanced training in a broad range of fields including cross-cutting issues for all PhD students at ISGlobal, offered at institutional level: Biostatistics; Data Management & Analysis; Oral Science Communication; Scientific Writing and team-playing skills.  

The ISGlobal PhD programme is coordinated by the ISGlobal PhD Committee, chaired by Núria Casamitjana, which ensures each pre-doctoral student gets proper guidance from their supervisor and assesses and evaluates the general progress of the student’s doctoral thesis. There is an annual PhD Symposium consisting of a one-day retreat attended by all ISGlobal PhD Students with the objective of raising visibility of the pre-doctoral work among staff and to promote scientific discussion among predoctoral fellows and create opportunities for networking and scientific collaborations. Thus, the ISGlobal PhD programme offers an excellent environment for developing a successful early research training period.

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ISGlobal invites to apply to the La Caixa INPHINIT fellowships. INPhINIT Incoming PhD fellowships for researchers willing to carry out their PhD project in research centres accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa. This frame is addressed exclusively to STEM disciplines: life sciences and health, experimental sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics. For doing their research in Spanish institutions, candidates must have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for less than 12 months in the last 3 years while for Portuguese institutions, candidates must have resided in Portugal for less than 12 months in the last 3 years.

ISGlobal offers 10 projects for developing your PhD:

Training and Experience

Applications are invited from students holding the equivalent of a university Master’s degree, excellent academic transcripts, excellent level of spoken and written English (please note: Spanish is not required), and high level of motivation.


How to Apply


If you are interested in applying for this job position, please, fill in this form and attach you CV. You will have to enter the following Position Reference Code: PREDOCT_ISGlobal.

Candidates may be selected throughout the posting period, on an "as-needed" basis.

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.