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23-216_MS_CM Project Manager - Tobacco Control

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From: 01/09/2023 00:00 (UTC+01:00) Bruselas, Copenhague, Madrid, París

To: 29/11/2023 23:59 (UTC+01:00) Bruselas, Copenhague, Madrid, París



Project Manager - Tobacco Control

Ref.: 23-216_MS_CM

About the research group

Tobacco Control Research Group

The main objectives of the Tobacco Control research group (Unitat de Control del Tabac in Catalan, UCT) are to foster the current knowledge and evidence on determinants and approaches to prevent and control tobacco use, as well as tobacco smoke and e-cigarette aerosol exposure in the population. In order to achieve these objectives, the UCT develops interventions and epidemiological and implementation research, which includes projects such as: the impact of passive tobacco exposure in the population, the use of markers to measure tobacco smoke and electronic cigarettes aerosol in the environment or biomarkers in people, or the implementation of new interventions such as smoke-free homes. On the other hand, the UCT is also responsible for applied intervention projects such as the Catalan Network of Smoke-free Hospitals and health promotion services such as the smoking cessation clinic, which offers support to quit smoking to both employees and patients from ICO-IDIBELL.

The UCT currently maintains stable collaborations with national and international institutions and agencies, mainly with the Catalan Public Health Agency, and including the World Health Organization (WHO), which designated the UCT-ICO as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Tobacco Control.

The UCT’s research through the Consolidated Research Group on Epidemiology, Prevention and Tobacco Control (2021SGR00906) at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute. In addition, the UCT constitutes the core of the CB19/06/00004 Group from the CIBER of Respiratory Diseases, which is funded by Instituto de Salud Carlos III Dr. Esteve Fernández is the leader of the Tobacco Control research group.


About the role

The selected candidate will develop tasks as a research assistant and project manager of the PEACHD Project, funded by the European Commission, and coordinated by the UCT (PI: Dr. Cristina Martínez) for the period November 2023-November 2025.

Specifically, the main tasks to develop will be:

  • Support the PI in the coordination of the project
  • Review the evidence in cancer prevention risk factors
  • Conduct a needs assessment report around population adaptions of evidence-based screening and brief interventions to risk factors for cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCD)
  • Prepare the deliverables and reporting documents according to the project timeline
  • Prepare and attend the coordination meetings at different levels both online and in person
  • Prepare the scientific reports with ICO-IDIBELL
  • Participate in scientific tasks in which UCT is involved across different WPs of the project
  • Participate in the implementation of interventions linked to ICO-IDIBELL
  • Participate in the writing of scientific and advocacy papers


Job requirements

Professional experience

  • Participation in health system and health care service research
  • Experience in the cancer control and/or NCD field
  • Advanced knowledge in implementation science frameworks and theories
  • Previous writing experience in peer-reviewed journals

Education and training

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in health sciences or social sciences (psychology, nursing, pharmacy, medicine, biomedical sciences, sociology, or others)

Technical skills

  • Knowledge of qualitative software programs (Atlas.ti, Covidence, or similar)
  • Skills in document layout and image editing
  • Advanced use of MS Office programs


  • Good command of the English language


We will value, but not required

  • PhD degree in public health, health promotion, or any health related field 
  • Knowledge about health systems in Europe
  • Database management skills
  • Team working capability, initiative and proactivity, responsibility, and communication skills


What do we offer

  • No. of positions: 1

  • Estimated start date: December 2023

  • Contract duration: 2 years

  • Estimated annual gross salary: 26.000 - 31.000 €

  • You will be part of a multicultural team. We have a fun loving and friendly international work environment.

  • Flexible working schedule - We know you have a life outside of work and we will work with you to make sure it's kept that way.

  • Possibility to work some days in remote -Teleworking

  • 26 working days of holiday per year

  • System of accumulated hours for employees, from 88 to 104 hours depending on the year (11 to 13 working days), to attend to personal matters.

  • Paid leave package

  • Benefits of constant training are offered

  • We offer and promote diverse and inclusive conditions. Applicants are made free from any discrimination. Specifically IDIBELL works to improve gender equality in all areas with the aim of achieving gender balance, but maintaining the most scrupulous respect to any choice at the level of gender identity. Please express yourself freely, safely and non-binarily, if that's the case.


Deadline: Please submit your application by 29/11/2023


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Our institute

IDIBELL is a research center that integrates the biomedical research of the Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB), the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), and the University of Barcelona in the Bellvitge Campus (UB), and the Viladecans Hospital (HV). The research focuses of IDIBELL are cancer, neuroscience, translational medicine and regenerative medicine. Research, innovation and society are the pivots on which researchers work every day in order to improve the quality of life of citizens.



The 'HR Excellence in Research' award represents IDIBELL’s commitment to the implementation of Human Resources policies, which oversee the attracting and development of talent in an open, transparent, and based on personal merit, in alignment with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment Researchers (Charter and Code).

IDIBELL is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the implementation of open, transparent and merit-based recruitment (OTMR).

The project leading to this labor contract has received funding from Plan Nacional Sobre Drogas (project code: 21MSP001).



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