Job offer: Post Doctoral Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Fellowship


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 seeking a candidate to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to join our dynamic and interdisciplinary team working on nature-based solutions. We aim to advance the evidence on nature-based therapies and develop models for implementation and how such activities can be implemented with benefits for people, environment, and society as a whole. We are highly motivated to translate science into policy and practice and work closely with stakeholders on the ground to maximise impact and legacy of our work. In our aim to increase knowledge and implementation, we are interested in obtaining a better understanding of how and where nature-based therapies occur across the world as well as providing evidence on causal relationships. The key responsibilities of the candidate will include coordination of a systematic mapping of nature-based therapies, organisation of controlled trials, and communication of results. The candidate will become an integrated partner of our team and will get the opportunity to collaborate with a vibrant European research community. The candidate has to have significant accomplishments in the area of nature and health and be committed to excellence in research in a multidisciplinary environment, with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Candidates must fulfil the eligibility requirements to apply for current Marie Curie IF open call.     

Research Fields

  • Biological sciences 
  • Environmental science
  • Ethics in health sciences
  • Medical sciences 
  • Neurosciences 
  • Sociology 

Eligibility criteria

Mandatory requirements:

  • Researchers in possession of a doctoral degree (EU-PhD title or adapted to the Spanish system is required) by the date 13th September 2023.
  • Researchers may be of any nationality.
  • Researchers must not have resided or carried out the main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to 13th September 2023.
  • Researchers are expected to be experts in public health, environmental epidemiology, interdisciplinary science, or similar. 
  • Please take into account that these fellowships are for “Excellent researchers”, which implies a record and an exceptional résumé.

How to Apply

Potential candidates must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: POSTDOC_MSCA-IF_May23.
Candidates must also send a CV (standard academic and research record including, if applicable):
  • Publications in major, peer-reviewed conference proceedings and/or monographs of their respective research fields, indicating also the number of citations (excluding self-citations) they have attracted.
  • Granted patent(s).
  • Research monographs chapters in collective volumes and any translations thereof.
  • Invited presentations to peer-reviewed, internationally established conferences and/or international advanced schools.
  • Research expeditions that the Experienced Researcher has led. 
  • Organisation of International conferences in the field of the applicant (membership in the steering and/or programme committee).
  • Examples of participation in industrial innovation.
  • Prizes and Awards.
  • Funding received so far.
  • Supervising, mentoring activities. 
  • Contact details (address, email etc.)

Programme Description

  • Number of awards per year 1
  • Frequency of calls ANNUAL
  • International mobility required? yes
  • Website of Fellowship Programme  
  • Fellowship's Details
  • Career Stage Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc), More experienced researcher or >10 yrs
  • Research Profiles Established Researcher (R3), Recognized Researcher (R2), Leading Researchers (R4)
  • Employment contract with full social security yes
  • Currency euro
  • Covers salary yes
  • Covers travel and subsistence yes
  • Covers research costs yes
  • Maximum duration of fellowship 24 (European Fellowship)

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.