Research Technician Viladecans 3-30-3

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

ISGlobal is seeking a Research Technician who is interested in supporting activities in a project on urban re-naturalization in a municipality of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. The project aims to improve the connectivity and biodiversity of the green infrastructure, the resilience of the municipality in the face of climate change, and the health and well-being of its inhabitants, contributing to the achievement of the 3-30-300 green space rule. All this under the basis of a collaborative and equitable governance.

The Research Technician, will be working closely with the project leader and task coordinator. The Research Technician will give support through diverse activities across a citizen-science process, including the research project design, the environmental and health monitoring and statistical analysis, to evaluate the re-naturalization of a public space for a more resilient, healthy and sustainable neighbourhood.

PLAN VILADECANS 3-30-300 is supported by the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (MITECO) in the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (PRTR), financed by the European Union - NextGenerationEU.

Training and experience /Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in environmental, biological sciences is preferred.
Experience (at least 1 year) in developing fieldwork, fieldwork coordination support, data collection and descriptive analysis.
Experience with questionnaires administration.
Experience with systematic observation tools, participatory process and qualitative methods will be an asset.

Key Responsibilities

Support all aspects of the research project.
Work with the project coordinator to ensure timely accomplishment of project´s objectives and deliverables.

Specific Duties

Assist in organizing workshops with citizens
Assist in monitoring environmental and health data
Assist in data analysis and presentation
Assist in literature searches and compilation of reports
Participate in the writing of the project results report
Participate in drafting scientific manuscripts
Assist in the design and preparation of presentations
Provide general administrative support to including scheduling and preparation of events and meetings
Attend meetings with project partners including taking of meeting minutes
Other duties as assigned


Ability to work independently and as a team member
Excellent communication skills
Problem resolution
Learning capacity
Meticulous attention to detail
Quantitative data management and analysis skills are highly valued
Proficient in Microsoft Office software


Good level Spanish, Catalan and English are required.


Duration: 1 year
Starting date: June 1rst 2024
Contract: Part-time (50%)
Salary Range: According to internal salary scales

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:

ResearchTechnician_VILADECANS3-30-300_May24, 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 May 27th 2023

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, sex, marital status, race, ethnicity, disabilities, political leanings, religion or sexual orientation.

Selection Process
The selection process is designed in two phases:

1 - Interview phase of a technical nature, with the team that requires the incorporation. To assess the person's skills and CV.
2 - Meeting with HR with the finalist(s) to finish assessing the profile and discuss contractual and institutional issues.

If needed any technical test could be pass. A Psychological Competency Evaluation Test will be required for the structural or transversal positions.

In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews, with at least one technical and one administrative interview. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.

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.