Oferta de trabajo: Post-doctoral researcher - EQUAL-LIFE


ISGlobal is a cutting-edge institution with demonstrated capacity to address global public health challenges through research, translation and education. ISGlobal is located on two campuses: Campus Clinic, with the University of Barcelona and Hospital Clínic and Campus Mar, with University Pompeu Fabra and Hospital del Mar. ISGlobal has an ambitious vision as a world-class centre in research, translation and education, with a commitment to improve global health and promote health equity. 
ISGlobal is a leader in environmental epidemiology research with particular expertise in urban exposures as well as in the characterization and study of the exposome. ISGlobal is currently involved in 4 H2020 exposome projects, it has created the ISGlobal Exposome Hub and is part of the European Human Exposome Network. This offers unique opportunities to learn and develop cutting-edge research in environmental epidemiology. 


Barcelona - Campus Mar

What We Are Looking for

We are recruiting a post-doctoral researcher to join our dynamic team in the Childhood and Environment research programme. The researcher will work in a European exposome project (Equal-life: Early environmental quality and life-course mental health effects, Horizon 2020, Grant Agreement number 874724), as part of the ISGlobal project team led by Maria Foraster, Assistant Research Professor. The researcher will also work in collaboration with Jordi Julvez, group leader at Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili (IISPV), Equal-life partner and ISGlobal collaborator, as well as with other European Equal-life partners. The position will involve conducting statistical analysis and meta-analyses of up to 11 cohorts across Europe and drafting publications in the field of the exposome and cognitive and mental health outcomes in children. The position will also give the researcher the opportunity to gain leadership abilities by supporting the coordination of the project and leading publications. 


Training and experience /Qualifications

  • PhD (or equivalent) in epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics or related discipline 
  • Demonstrated record of scientific achievement in epidemiology or environmental health
  • Experience with statistical analysis and managing complex data in R 
  • Experience in exposome studies will be an asset.  

Specific Duties

  • Coordinating health and environmental exposure databases 
  • Contribute to the study design
  • Conduct statistical analyses 
  • Draft original articles for publication in high impact journals
  • Disseminate findings at conferences, workshops, scientific journals, and other channels


  • Excellent quantitative and programming skills
  • Motivated, self-directed researcher capable of setting and meeting deadlines and delivering research outputs 
  • Strong organization and team-working skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills 

Language level

Proficiency in English (written and spoken) 


  • Duration: 24 months  
  • Starting date: : January 1st 2022
  • Contract: full time
During the crisis caused by COVID19, standard working conditions will be adapted to sanitary requirements. 

How to apply

Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: PostDoc_EqualLifeH2020_Oct21, 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 29/11/2021

Applications will be accepted until 17.00 CET of the closing date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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.