Tenure-track Assistant Research Professor in Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology

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, lifestyle and climate determinants, and applies a multidisciplinary scientific approach ranging from the molecular to the population level. Research is organized in five programmes: 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. The Environment and Health over the Lifecourse research programme aims to conduct high-quality integrative research to expand knowledge on the causes and mechanisms of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Work in the programme ranges from local to national and global efforts in high and low-and-middle income countries, with international leadership in areas such as exposome, radiation, child health, cancer, and respiratory health research. 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 applicants for two full-time tenure-track assistant research professor positions in the field of non-communicable disease (NCD) epidemiology. Applications are invited from dynamic researchers with experience in NCD epidemiology and demonstrated excellence and intellectual leadership. The researcher is expected to develop a research group within the Environment and Health over the Lifecourse Programme. The researcher should develop high quality research to expand knowledge on the causes and mechanisms of NCDs development or progression, in populations in high and low-medium income countries, with the ultimate goal to inform, improve and promote interventions and policies for prevention of NCDs. Experience in the following areas will be an asset: respiratory health, cancer, circadian disruption, cognition and aging-related diseases, in relation to environmental risk factors.