The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) offers unique opportunities to study the burden, causes and prevention of cancer worldwide. IARC specialises in the integration of laboratory and population-based sciences and in co-ordinating and conducting multi-centre studies.
The Agency is recruiting an experienced Scientist to play a major role in initiating and supporting new research directions in the Prevention and Implementation Group (PRI):
Scientist (Cancer Prevention Research)
The Prevention and Implementation Group (PRI) within the Section of Early Detection and Prevention (EDP) at IARC, conducts international research studies to evaluate innovative cancer prevention strategies (e.g. vaccination, screening, treatment of predisposing conditions), particularly but not restricted to HPV and H pylori related cancers. The PRI Group aims to expand its studies with an emphasis on low- and middle-income countries.
More information about the PRI Group at IARC can be found at the following link:
- Candidates must have a PhD (doctoral degree) in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or a closely-related discipline or a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree with formal training or experience in Epidemiology or Biostatistics.
- The successful candidate will have at least five years of combined national and international experience of which at least 2 years at the international level preferably in developing countries, in positions related to the area of cancer prevention research or interventions. Evidence of research leadership and supervision of staff are also required. Experience in epidemiological studies of cancer using biomarkers, in particular randomized clinical trials of preventive interventions is desirable.
- Strong publication record in international journals and proven ability to write grant applications.
- Expert knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish would be an asset.
Full details on this position and the link to submit online applications can be accessed via the requisition notice (REQ-1701600) published at the following link: http://www.iarc.fr under “Jobs & Careers/Professional Staff".
Only applications submitted via our online recruitment tool accessible from the requisition notice published on our Internet site will be considered. Application profiles should include the details of all of the candidate's work experiences to date (full career details).
It is mandatory to attach a full list of publications. To add this list, please go to your profile under the dedicated “publication” tab.
All candidates are strongly encouraged to add a cover letter to their online application.
Candidates called for interview will be expected to give a seminar.
Deadline for submitting applications: Tuesday 27 June 2017
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: WHO/IARC salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 58,583 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2,041 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.
About International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization. IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer prevention and control. The Agency is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships.