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International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Scientist (Cancer Prevention & Early Detection)
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
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Localisation: Lyon, France
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Scientist (Cancer Prevention & Early Detection)

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) offers unique opportunities to study the burden, causes and prevention of cancer worldwide. IARC specializes in the integration of laboratory and population-based sciences and in coordinating and conducting multi-center studies.

Job description

The Agency is recruiting a junior Scientist to join its Screening Group (SCR):

Scientist (Cancer Epidemiology)

Early detection and prompt treatment of cancer are important components of comprehensive cancer control. In line with the objectives of the Screening (SCR) Group, the Section of Early Detection and Prevention (EDP) and the mission of IARC, the focus of this junior Scientist position within SCR is to assist, support and promote international research in the fields of cancer screening and implementation.

As a member of the SCR team, the incumbent is expected to assist, support and Responsibilities include day-to-day coordination of and follow-up on the research studies coordinated by SCR in the Francophone African nations, training in field activities, preparing research protocols and publication of results.

More information about the SCR Group at IARC can be found at the following link:


Within the framework of the SCR Group, the incumbent is expected to support the supervisors by:

1. Coordinating multi-centric projects on cervical cancer early detection and treatment of precancerous lesions. This involves the following tasks:

• Contribution to the development of protocols, questionnaires and training material for local collaborators;

• Collaboration with support staff to monitor the progress of the project from IARC, including site visits for supportive supervision;

• Preparation of reports periodically for the funding agency;

• Analysis of the database and drafting of scientific manuscripts;

• Presentation of the scientific results at international conferences.

2. Developing new projects in relation to primary and secondary prevention of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers. This includes contributing to the writing of grant proposals to attract funding from competitive sources, and writing scientific manuscripts.

Full details on this position and the link to submit online applications can be accessed via the requisition notice (REQ-1806045) published on the IARC Internet site at: http://www.iarc.fr under “Jobs & Careers/Professional Staff”.


1) PhD degree in Epidemiology, Social Medicine or related specialties.

2) At least one years’ experience in coordinating multi-centric studies in cancer prevention and early detection is required. Experience of working on cancer prevention and early detection research projects in French-speaking African countries would be an asset.

3) Knowledge of the health system and cancer control and in the conduct of epidemiological studies.

4) Familiarity with the preparation of grant applications and the drafting of scientific manuscripts.

5) Expert knowledge of English and at least an intermediate knowledge of French (written and spoken) are both essential.  

Additional Information:

Only applications submitted via our online recruitment tool accessible from the requisition notice published on our Internet site will be considered.

Deadline for submitting applications: Friday 21 December 2018

It is mandatory to attach a full list of publications. To add this list, please go to your profile under the “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 technical presentation. Technical presentations and interviews with shortlisted candidates are expected to take place either in-person in Lyon, France or by videoconference, over 11-12 February 2019.


Remuneration for WHO/IARC staff in the Professional and higher category is quoted in US dollars.

The fixed remuneration for the above position comprises an annual net salary plus a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station.

Total fixed remuneration for this position currently amounts to USD 51722 per annum which is the sum of: 1) annual net salary of USD 36347 at Level P1/Step I of the UN professional salary scale, plus 2) post adjustment for Lyon, France currently amounting to an annualized figure of USD 15375.

The fixed remuneration is expressed net of income tax but before deduction of the employee share contributions for mandatory participation in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and in the Organization’s private insurance plans covering health, accident, illness and disability.

Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave and allowances for dependent family members.

Subject to certain conditions, internationally-recruited staff may also be entitled to relocation travel & shipment, settling-in grant upon appointment, home leave and/or education grant for dependent children.

More information about the remuneration and benefit package applicable at WHO/IARC can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/careers/en/

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