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23-273_SS_EF Biostatistician - Tobacco Control

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From: 15/11/2023 00:00 (UTC+01:00) Bruselas, Copenhague, Madrid, París

To: 11/02/2024 23:59 (UTC+01:00) Bruselas, Copenhague, Madrid, París



Biostatistician - Tobacco Control

Ref.: 23-273_SS_EF


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. 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, 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 of the CIBER of Respiratory Diseases, which is funded by Instituto de Salud Carlos III.
Prof. Esteve Fernández is the leader of the Tobacco Control research group. You can read more about the research group here:


About the role

The statistician will develop tasks within the PIECES Project, a Horizon Europe funded project by the European Commission, coordinated by the UCT (PI: Dr. Esteve Fernández) for the period January 2024-December 2027.

Specifically, the main tasks to develop will be:

   - Design and execute statistical analysis: realization of statistical analysis plans, choice of the best methodology to address the problems to be solved, and preparation of results for reports
   - Provide advice to junior and senior researchers on data management, statistical analysis, and presentation of results
   - Participation in the writing of publications (interpretation of results and statistical methodology) and presentations to conferences
   - Organize and arrange the transferability and usability of databases used between different statistical packages, such as SPSS, STATA and R


Job requirements

Professional experience

  • Participation in epidemiological, health promotion, or implementation science studies
  • Participation in writing and publication of scientific publications

Education and training

  •  Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Biometrics or other Health Sciences (psychology, nursing, pharmacy, medicine, biomedical sciences or other allied degrees) with postgraduate training or experience in biostatistics

Technical skills

  • Knowledge of statistical programs (SPSS, STATA, R)
  • Skills in written and oral communication.
  • Knowledge of other research tools such as RedCAP


  • Good command of the English language
  • High level of Catalan and Spanish languages

We will value, but not required

  • Ongoing studies in public health (i.e., Masters in Public Health or in Health Promotion, PhD program)
  • Knowledge of the European Code Against Cancer
  • Knowledge of the Horizon Europe program and the Europes Cancer Beat Plan
  • Team working capability, initiative and proactivity, responsibility, and communication skills


What do we offer

  • No. of positions: 1

  • Estimated start date: 01/03/2024

  • Contract duration: 4 years

  •  Estimated annual gross salary: 28.000 € 

  • 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 11/02/2024


Data protection notice

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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 labour contract has received funding from European Union under the project code 101104390.


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