Job offer: Statistical and Econometric methods Post-doc

Description

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.

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is the result of an innovative alliance between academic, government, and philanthropic institutions to contribute to international efforts to address challenges in global health. It is part of the University of Barcelona and Hospital Clínic, the leading research hospital in Spain and ranked as one of the top 25 in the world.

Venue

Barcelona

What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is seeking an experienced quantitative researcher, familiar with a range of statistical/ econometric methods used for the economic evaluation in the context of informing resource allocation decisions in global health.

Main duties and tasks

  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Cost-utility analysis
  • Cost-benefit analyses
  • Cost-minimisation analysis
  • Cost-consequence analysis
  • Binary dependent variables
  • Ordered and bivariate probit models
  • Survival (or duration) methods
  • Single Distribution generalized linear models
  • Panel Data Analysis
  • Discontinuity Regression

Secondary tasks

  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses (desired)
  • Facilitate communication and coordination among investigators including the study group(s) by contributing to the shared storage drive and project management system
  • Liaise with other research groups at ISGlobal, in Spain and abroad as relevant
  • Participate in relevant ISGlobal seminars, meetings, workshops and training activities

Training, experience and other requirements

  • Degree in public health, global health or related field (PhD)
  • Advanced training in research methods and epidemiology (demonstrated experience)
  • Willingness to travel within Spain and/or internationally a minimum of three times per year

Skills

  • Project organization, management skills, multidisciplinary approach
  • Active role in project management
  • Experienced in proposal writing
  • Experience of working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge and experience of using statistical software packages (e.g., Stata, R) to analyse data as part of economic evaluations
  • Deep experience with working with large datasets, including data management, linking multiple datasets and other activities to prepare data for analysis.
  • Knowledge of the principles underpinning modelling and econometric techniques, including regression and matching
  • Experience in the design and execution of quantitative research, from the proposal stage through to execution and write-up
  • Able to work independently and with initiative
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise work.
  • Ability to work flexibly and to deadlines.

Languages

  • English (fluent),
  • Spanish (intermediate)

Conditions

  • Duration: 1 year  
  • Starting date: 1 July 2022
  • Full time position

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: PD_statisticaleconometricMethods_Jun22, attach the CV and a Cover Letter. Each attached document must be named with the candidate's name and surname. 
 
The receipt of applications will be open until 22nd June 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.

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.