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About the employer

The Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC) is a research center dedicated to the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and the study of cognitive functions affected in healthy and pathological aging. It was created in 2012 by the Pasqual Maragall Foundation, with the support of the Pompeu Fabra University.

The mission of the BBRC is to provide innovative solutions to decipher and prevent biological changes and cognitive dysfunction associated with neurodegenerative diseases. Due to the aging of the world population, these diseases constitute a global challenge, since for example, dementia can reach epidemic levels in 2050, with a forecast of more than 150 million people affected, if is not found a way to prevent its appearance and development.

The BBRC received the HR Excellence in Research award (HRS4R) granted by the European Commission; a recognition that shows its adherence to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Research Staff. The center offers a stimulating and favorable working environment in accordance with the Charter and Code, which describe the rights and responsibilities of researchers and their employers, and contributes to the creation of a transparent, attractive and open ecosystem at international level.

Pasqual Maragall Foundation, Pompeu Fabra University and “la Caixa” Foundation are permanent members of the BBRC Board. The center is affiliated and located in the Ciutadella Campus of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, in a building inaugurated in 2016. The BBRC headquarters has excellent technical facilities, including a 3TMR scanner dedicated to research, and spaces for conducting Clinical Trials and EEG. State-of-the-art scientific facilities, effective management and continuous high-standard peer-review evaluation are the BBRC core proceedings to ensure achieving world-class research results.

BBRC is also part of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), a large research facility that hosts other seven different research institutions related to biomedical research, including the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University (CEXS- UPF), the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE CSIC-UPF), the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal) and the Barcelona site of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), among others, in a multidisciplinary, collaborative and stimulating international environment in close contact with a clinical setting, thus conducive to translational research.

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About the job

BBRC is looking for a Clinical Data Analyst with a special interest in research and scientific tasks. This is a full-time position and the person selected will join the neuroimaging research group in the context of the European PROMINENT project and will report to the Neuroimaging Group Leader.

The PROMINENT Clinical Data Analyst will be responsible to manage, organize, harmonize and integrate the different clinical databases of the different partners participating in the consortium (currently 8 different clinical databases). The candidate will have to provide solutions for consolidation and quality control of the data already existing in different projects leaded by the different partners.  


Main Responsibilities

The responsibilities for this position include:

  • Select and implement management and harmonization tools for clinical data from various sources.
  • Carry out the integration, harmonization and extraction of data from the different databases of the study partners.
  • Develop and implement monitoring and data quality control procedures
  • Ensure an on-time update system for newly entered data.
  • Generate qualitative and quantitative reports.
  • Generate Data sets for analyses of harmonized data.
  • Develop and maintain the data structure that covers the needs of the research project.
  • Perform scientific data analyses and support the project researchers.
  • Write deliverables, scientific publications, etc.

Required qualifications and professional experience

  • Bachelor or higher degree in Data Science, Analytics or Big Data (this position could be cover by a postdoc with a PhD in Data Science or could eventually allow the realization of a PhD within the PROMINENT project).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Expertise with clinical data
  • Experience in the development of loading, cleaning and harmonization processes.
  • Experience in integration and harmonization of clinical data.
  • Experience in Data Mining and knowledge of data mining tools.
  • Knowledge of programming languages

Personal skills

  • High analytical abilities
  • Team player attitude with internal as well as external collaborators.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-initiative and adaptability to the dynamics and needs of the field.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to think independently and work collaboratively (empathic and focused team- worker).
  • Interest in joining a non-profit organization with a mission of high social impact.

We offer

  • Starting date: ASAP 2023
  • Salary will depend on skills/experience and will be in accordance to BBRC’s salary scales.
  • The estimated duration of contract is 5 years, in line with the Prominent project duration.
  • Full time position, 38h per week.
  • The Foundation offers an extended vacation period and the possibility of benefit from flexible working hours.
  • Possibility of benefit from flexible working hours.
  • Hybrid work model (on-site + teleworking) subject to the foundation’s regulations.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. A unique working opportunity in an international project. 

In the foundation, we also care about developing your professional career so you will participate in internal and specific training for your job, promotion opportunities and development of your professional career. We evaluate the potential of our team to develop those skills necessary to achieve a high level of professional performance.

Application process

To apply, please submit a single PDF file containing the following:

  1. Cover letter describing research interests and relevant background;
  2. CV
  3. The names of up to three individuals who could provide reference letters. All files or inquiries should be  submitted electronically to:

Subject:  Clinical Data Analyst

We inform you that your personal data will be part of a file which Pasqual Maragall Foundation and Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center is responsible for, in order to manage the job offer you have requested. Once the process is complete, the data processed will be erased.

You have the right to exercise the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition recognized in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), to be addressed to the Pasqual Maragall Foundation and Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center: Wellington Street 30, 08005 Barcelona.





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