Join the Lancet Countdown in Europe!

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.

The Lancet Countdown in Europe was launched on 23 September 2021 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. The initiative mirrors the approach of the global Lancet Countdown and monitors health dimensions of climate change in Europe across five key domains: i) climate change impacts; exposures, and vulnerability; ii) adaptation planning and resilience for health; iii) mitigation actions and health co-benefits; iv) economics and finance; and v) politics and governance. Indicators are refined on an annual basis as new data and better methods become available.

The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown in Europe, Professor Rachel Lowe, who leads the Global Health Resilience Team in the Earth Sciences Department of the BSC.



  • The position will be located at BSC within the Earth Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary – 12 months renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: 01/03/2022


  •  Education
    • BSc and MSc in Epidemiology, Meteorology, Environmental Sciences, Data Science, Physics or Mathematics (or equivalent).
  •  Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience in data management and statistical analyses.
    • Proficiency in scientific programming in a suitable language (e.g., R, Python).
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, demonstrated in scientific publications.
    • Excellent drafting and editing skills, with the ability to adapt scientific content to a broad range of audiences.
    • Ability to work in a professional environment within a transdisciplinary and international team.
  •  Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience managing and maintaining large databases to support the development of indicators or metrics.
    • Experience in statistical modelling, particularly in relation to geospatial data and environmental health.
    • Experience working with public health stakeholders and international agencies.
    • PhD in epidemiology, applied statistics, environmental science, or related field.
  •  Competences
    • Problem-solving, pro-active, result-oriented work attitude.
    • Excellent communication skills.


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