What We Are Looking for
We are looking for a motivated researcher with strong data management and quantitative analysis skills to join the Lancet Countdown in Europe : Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change.
Context and Mission
The Lancet Countdown is an independent, international, and multidisciplinary collaboration that monitors the health impacts of climate change, and progress or lack thereof in the world’s response.
It draws on the expertise of more than climate scientists, economists, energy and transport experts, social and political scientists, public health experts and health professionals, spanning 38 academic and UN institutions.
The Lancet Countdown comprises the Global centre, hosted at University College London’s Institute for Global Health and partners with one of the world’s leading medical journals The Lancet, and four regional centres in Asia (hosted by Tsinghua University in China), South America (hosted by Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH) in Peru), Small Island and Developing States (hosted by University of West Indies in Jamaica), and Europe (hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center in Spain).
The Lancet Countdown in Europe was launched on 23 September as a transdisciplinary research collaboration whose mission is to monitor health and climate change in the European region.
Building on the work of the global Lancet Countdown and other regions, it leverages on the wealth of data and cross disciplinary expertise in Europe, to develop high-resolution Europe-specific indicators that explore in further depth aspects of relevance to the region.
iv) economics and finance; and v) politics and governance. Indicators are refined on an annual basis as new data and better methods become available.
This researcher will join our dynamic team in the Urban Environment and Air Pollution research programme at ISGlobal. The researcher will join an international team of researchers and stakeholders in the Climate Action To Advance Healthy Societies in Europe (CATALYSE) project funded by HORIZON Europe (GA ) which is developing novel data and indicators that feed into the Lancet Countdown in Europe.
The researcher will be based in the research group of Cathryn Tonne, Associate Research Professor and coordinator of CATALYSE.
Training and experience / Qualifications
contributing to an integrated indicator framework to track climate change adaptation and mitigation on health; and liaising with the Lancet Countdown in Europe.
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 .
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 .
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.