Job description

 The Human Nutrition Unit is formed by researchers from different professional backgrounds, with the mission to develop activities related to food research, nutrition and metabolism, to promote teaching in nutrition and dietetics, to assess and collaborate in the pharmaceutical industry related to nutrition and to assess the agri-food industry.

Project PI19/00576 funded by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III and Co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Researcher career profile (R1)

The selected candidate will perform the following tasks

  1. Participation in the field work of the PREDIMED-Plus study, in this sense the tasks will be to participate in the recruitment, dietary and anthropometric monitoring and assessment of the nutritional status of the study participants, giving group talks on nutritional monitoring and education, motivation and promotion of physical activity.
  2. Preparation of dietary records and writing of educational material on dietetics and nutrition.
  3. Handling and preparation for storage of biological samples.

Number of available positions: 1



Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Diploma or Graduate)



  • Competence and experience with the management of human trials (recruitment, participants’ visits, data entry, etc.)
  • Speaking and writen english skills (minimun level B2)
  • Minimun 3 year’s demonstrable experience in the research field, especially, or in running clinical trials



  • Master in Nutrition.
  • Motivation, creativity, initiative and proactive attitude.
  • Ability to learn, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Commitment to quality, to optimizing resources and to achieving results.
  • Advanced skills in communication, organization, and previous experience in nutritional education with patients/participants and coordinating human clinical trials.
  • Previous experience in similar projects.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems.
  • Develops integrated language, communication and environment skills, especially in an international context.
  • Teamworking, ability to work independently, to organize, kindness, dynamism, versatility, rigour, responsability and confidentiality.
  • Carry out research under supervision.
  • Have the ambition to develop knowledge of research methodologies and discipline.
  • Have demonstrated a good understanding of a field of study.
  • Have demonstrated the ability to produce data under supervision.
  • Be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • Be able to explain the outcome of research (and value thereof) to research colleagues.



  • Selection of CV’s. Suitable and unsuitable CV’s will be identified according to the requirements. Applicants who do not meet the requirements indicated in the candidate profile and requirements will not pass to the next phase.
  • Evaluation of the CV. Evaluation of the CVs up to a maximum score of 40 points.
  • Cover Letter. Attach to the resume a cover letter with a maximum length of 2500 characters with spaces. With a maximum score of 20 points.

To access the interview phase it is necessary to have obtained a minimum score of 40 points in the sum of scores of the evaluation of the curriculum and cover letter

  • Personal interview. With a maximum score of 40 points.


Items 40
Attitude 10
Fit in the work place 10
Experience, developed functions/skills 10
Teamwork 10



  • President: Jordi Salas-Salvadó. (Group Leader)
  • Chair 1: Nancy Babio. (Principal Investigator)
  • Chair 2: Jesús Fco. García Gavilán. (Postdoctoral Researcher)


  • President: Michelle Murphy. (Principal Investigator)
  • Chair 1: Mª Ángeles Martínez. (Postdoctoral Researcher)
  • Chair 2: Joan Fernández (Investigator)



  • The CV must include the DNI/NIE number or another personal identity document number.
  • Send the CV and the Cover Letter through the IISPV website.


For any questions or queries:





The IISPV will inform the candidates if they have been admitted or excluded to access the interview.


Labor conditions

  • Full-time position: 40 hours/week
  • Workplace: HUSJ de Reus/CMQ Reus/Facultat de Medicina de Reus
  • Contract: Temporary until 31/12/22, with a possible extension of one more year depending on funding of the aid
  • Group: Group 01
  • Gross annual salary: 23.000 €
  • Starting date: June 2022