Full time – Postdoctoral researcher for the ENDOMIX 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 five programs: Climate, Air Pollution, Nature and Urban Health; Environment and Health over the Lifecourse; Global Viral and Bacterial Infections; Malaria and Neglected Parasitic Diseases and Maternal Child and Reproductive Health. ISGlobal is accredited with the Severo Ochoa distinction, a seal of excellence of the Spanish Science Ministry.




Venue
Barcelona
What We Are Looking for
ISGlobal is seeking a postdoctoral researcher interested in taking over activities of the European project ENDOMIX. The overall goal of ENDOMIX is to identify the impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on human health at critical life stages. There are a number of European birth cohorts that participate in the ENDOMIX project. One of these cohorts is the BiSC cohort (https://www.projectebisc.org/), led by ISGlobal, in which mothers were recruited between 2018-2021. The postdoctoral researcher will be in charge of analysing the data on EDCs, immune biomarkers and gut microbiota and writing the resulting scientific articles. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Léa Maitre. It will provide opportunities for interaction with other groups (internally, nationally and internationally) in particular within the Exposome Hub.



TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE /QUALIFICATIONS
PhD in biomedicine, biology, immunology, microbiology, bioinformatics or any related field
Experience in complex data analysis

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
Experience in scientific writing.
Experience in data analysis
Familiar with R
Advanced English level
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & SPECIFIC DUTIES
The postdoctoral researcher will be in charge of analysing the data on EDC, immune biomarkers and gut microbiota and writing the resulting scientific articles. He or she will participate in the project meetings and will contribute with the preparation of reports, deliverables, etc. If necessary, the researcher will also coordinate specific tasks.


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.
This job description is not a definitive or exhaustive list of responsibilities but identifies the key responsibilities and tasks of the post holder. The specific objectives of the post holder will be subject to review as part of the individual professional assessment process.


SKILLS
Responsible, flexible and with problem solving skills
Good organization skills
Autonomous and proactive
Good communication skills
Fast-learning skills.
Flexibility.

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
English: high level
Catalan and Spanish will be a plus
CONDITIONS
Duration: 30 months, with the possibility of looking for extra funding and extend the contract.
Starting date: To be discussed, tentatively set for April 1st
Contract: full-time
Salary Range: Post Doc B
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must fill in the request form and include the following code reference position: Postdoc_WP5_ENDOMIX_Dec23 , attach the CV and a Cover Letter (1 page). 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 candidatures are encouraged, that includes: gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and political views.