Technician for neuroimaging and biostatistics – INVESTIGO
Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona (ISGlobal)
hace 3 días

What We Are Looking for

ISGlobal is seeking a Technician who is interested in taking over and managing activities in CONTENT project related to (i) data harmonization including demographics, lifestyles, mental health and imaging biomarkers, (ii) literature review about the associations of social determinants, mental health and brain aging and (iii) statistical analyses with multimodal data.

The overall project goal is to identify mental health, lifestyle and societal level factors that may influence brain aging with a specific focus on the Covid19 pandemic.

Participation in international conferences and scientific writing will be encouraged.

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The NCDs and Environment Programme at ISGlobal aims to study the causes and mechanisms of development and progression of NCDs, covering the entire life course from prenatal to late adult life in high and low-middle income countries.

  • We focus on the following determinants : environmental (air pollution, built and natural environment, light exposure, water chemical pollution, climate and global environmental crisis), occupational (occupational exposures, work shift, occupational heat stress), lifestyle (sleep, physical activity, diet), and genetic and molecular (genomics, epigenomics, molecular biomarkers) factors;
  • and on the following diseases : cancers, respiratory, allergic, cardiometabolic (diabetes, obesity) and renal diseases, and neurological and mental health disorders, as well as multimorbidity and interaction of NCDs with infections (COVID-19).

    CONTENT project aims at assessing the long-term effects of COVID-19, the immune status of the study population, mental health, and social inequalities in the post-COVID-19 lockdown period.

    In relation to mental health, the study also aims to recognize risk factors and build proposals for the early identification of symptoms that in the medium term allow to prevent more severe mental health problems, as well as the identification of factors that promote resilience in order to make informed recommendations.

    Within this context, the specific goal of this project will be to identify risk and protective factors (including mental health and lifestyles) associated with imaging markers of aging and dementia and neurocognitive symptoms.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Handle multimodal data : including demographics, lifestyles, mental health, societal level factors and imaging biomarkers,
  • Create databases with harmonized data from difference sources
  • Perform statistical analyses with multimodal data (e.g. R software or similar)
  • Perform neuroimaging analyses linking risk and protective factors with brain structure and function (e.g., SPM software or similar)
  • Project documentation : record the key details of the work that are required to implement it successfully
  • Literature review
  • Attend regular meetings with the team members and presenting results
  • Specific Duties

  • Multimodal data harmonization : including demographics, lifestyles, mental health, societal level factors and imaging biomarkers,
  • Statistical analyses with multimodal data
  • Neuroimaging analyses linking risk and protective factors with brain structure and function.
  • Literature review and scientific writing
  • 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.

    Training and experience / Qualifications :

    Minimum requirement : higher degree trainee cycle.

    Specific Requirements

    Programming skills, experience with Matlab, R software (or similar), and imaging softwares such as SPM (or similar).


  • Programming skills
  • Teamwork.
  • Problem resolution.
  • Learning capacity.
  • 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.


  • Contract : (part or full time)
  • During the crisis caused by COVID19, standard working conditions will be adapted to sanitary requirements.
  • 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.

    INVESTIGO Program Specific requirements

    According to the specific requirements of the CALL INVESTIGO (RESOLUCIÓ REU / 42 / , de 17 de gener, CVE-DOGC-A ) the elegible candidates should fulfill the following criteria at the moment of the signature of the contract :

    Be more than 16 years old and under 30 years old

    Be registered at SOC (Servei Públic d'Ocupació de Catalunya) as job applicant

    Not to have carried out any type of research activity in ISGlobal within 6 months immediately prior to the start of the contract.

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