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.
The major focus of the Genetic Epidemiology Group (GEP), within the Section of Genetics (GEN), is to coordinate and lead epidemiological studies of genetic and circulating biomarkers for a specific group of cancers, and produce findings that will help to elucidate their underlying causes, as well as contribute to risk prediction and early detection. To achieve this, the GEP Group coordinates large-scale international consortia of case-control and cohort epidemiological studies.
More information about the GEP Group at IARC can be found at the following link:
Currently, the GEP Group has open two temporary positions of Scientist:
1) At the P1 grade: assisting in the development of a study protocol focussing notably on recruitment of rental cancer cases and controls in Romania and potentially other surrounding countries (tumour tissue from cases will subsequently undergo whole genome sequencing).
2) At the P2 grade: coordinating major consortia-based projects focussed on head and neck cancers, with a particular focus on (i) the role of HPV, (ii) genomic and methylation analysis of tumour tissue, (iii) genomic and methylation analyses of circulating tumour DNA from head & neck cancer patients.
Scientist (Genetic Epidemiology Group)
In addition to filling these two temporary positions of Scientist currently open in the GEP Group, this requisition notice is also advertised in order to replenish rosters for similar temporary positions at the P1 and P2 grades.
Key duties include:
1) Develop study-protocols.
2) Present study progress and results (in the context of consortium meetings and phone conferences).
3) Liaise with internal and external collaborators to establish necessary agreements, organize sample shipments, biochemical analyses, and preparation of study databases.
4) Work with technical staff to monitor progress and accuracy of samples and data collected, and organization of study databases.
5) Analyse large datasets and present results to the study group.
6) Prepare grant progress reports and scientific manuscripts.
7) Present scientific results at scientific conferences.
8) Contribute to the writing of grants with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources.
At the P1 grade:
The incumbent carries out the above key duties under the guidance and ongoing support of other GEP scientists.
At the P2 grade:
The incumbent carries out the above key duties either independently or alongside one or more experienced GEP scientists.
In view of these duties, the incumbents are expected to undertake duty travel estimated at up to 10% of total working time, i.e. approximately 24 travel days per year.
Full details on this position and the link to submit online applications can be accessed via the requisition notice (REQ-2000585) published on the IARC Internet site at: https://www.iarc.fr/professional-staff/
* PhD or other advanced degree in molecular or genetic epidemiology.
* Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of cancer epidemiology and/ or genomics.
* At the P1 grade: At least one year of postdoctoral experience conducting studies in the field of cancer epidemiology and/or cancer genomics.
* At the P2 grade: At least two years of postdoctoral experience conducting studies in the field of cancer genomics. Experience in fieldwork in cancer related studies.
Only applications submitted via our online recruitment tool accessible from the requisition notice published on our Internet site will be considered.
It is mandatory to attach a full list of publications. To add this list, please go to your profile under the “publication” tab.
Deadline for submitting applications: 4 March 2020
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for assessment and interview.
IARC salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated 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 these positions currently amounts to:
At the P1 grade: USD 52518 (i.e. approximately EUR 47000) per annum which is the sum of: 1) annual net salary of USD 37460 at Level P1 of the UN professional salary scale, plus 2) post adjustment for Lyon, France currently amounting to an annualized figure of USD 15058.
At the P2 grade: USD 67148 (i.e. approximately EUR 60000) per annum which is the sum of: 1) annual net salary of USD 47895 at Level P2 of the UN professional salary scale, plus 2) post adjustment for Lyon, France currently amounting to an annualized figure of USD 19253.
The fixed remuneration is expressed net of income tax but before deduction of the employee share of 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, under temporary appointment, internationally-recruited staff may also be entitled to relocation travel & shipment, settling-in grant upon appointment and/or education grant for dependent children.
Employment status is that of international civil servant.Apprenez-en davantage
|Intitulé||Scientist (Genetic Epidemiology Group)|
|Employer||International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)|
|Job location||150 Cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon|
|Publié||février 11, 2020|
|Date limite d'inscription||mars 4, 2020|
|Types d'emploi||Chercheur  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Recherche en cancérologie,   Biologie moléculaire,   Génétique,   Épidémiologie  |