Vacancy Notice No: IARC/12/TA95
 
Title: Bio-Informatician
 
Grade: P1
 
Contract type: Temporary appointment
 
Duration of contract:  1 year, renewable with a maximum duration of 2 years.
 
Date: 28 August 2012
 
Application Deadline: 17 September 2012 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Genetics (GEN) / Genetic Cancer Susceptibility Group (GCS)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The overall objective of the Genetic Cancer Susceptibility Group (GCS) is the evaluation of inherited genetic
factors in the etiology and outcome of cancer and the interaction between environmental factors and
susceptibility genes. The Group, together with the Genetic Epidemiology Group (GEP) forms the
interdisciplinary Section of Genetics (GEN).
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the GCS Group Head, the incumbent will:

- undertake data processing of massively parallel sequencing data at IARC: adaptation of relevant bio-informatic algorithms to suit IARC's needs and apply them to sequencing data produced by the Agency;

- undertake the management of IARC's high performance computing cluster (HPC): undertake the day-to-day management of analysis tasks performed on the HPC (Hewlett-Packard). Optimize HPC system performance and undertake management (storage and backup) of the genomics data. The incumbent is expected to liaise with IARC's information technology (ITS) group regarding issues relevant to the HPC;

- liaise with IARC's research groups regarding massively parallel sequencing related projects: provide assistance to the IARC scientific groups regarding data formatting and provide assistance in tertiary analysis of genomics data;

- contribute to writing grants with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential:
University degree in bio-informatics.

Desirable:
PhD in a field related to bio-informatics and on research topic related to cancer.
Skills:
Excellent knowledge of Linux/Unix based HPC and relevant informatic cluster management tools/job schedulers (such as LSF, Maui/Torque).

Ability to design, optimize and implement semi-automated bioinformatic workflows for analysis of genomics based data (ideally sequencing data) and adapt them to a parallel computing environment when necessary.

Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

Familiarity with the preparation of grant applications.

Required WHO competencies:
Ability to:
- Communicate in a credible and effective way.
- Produce results.
- Move forward in a changing environment.
- Respect and promote individual and cultural differences.
- Know and manage yourself.
Experience:
Essential:
At least one year of professional experience in the field of bio-informatics.

Desirable:
Experience in analysis pipelines related to massively parallel sequencing.
Languages:
Good knowledge of English. Knowledge of French is an asset.
Additional Information:
Please note that publications are compulsory. To add these, please go to your profile under additional information.
The mentioned annual salary rates can be subject to slight variations as they include components (post adjustment exchange rate) that are reviewed on a monthly basis.
For more details on employment conditions, including annual leave, education grant, pension scheme, etc.,
visit: http://www.who.int/employment/contracts/ftp/en/index.html.
IARC/WHO OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE INCLUDING AN ANNUAL NET SALARY (SUBJECT TO MANDATORY DEDUCTIONS FOR PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS AND HEALTH INSURANCE), DEPENDENCY BENEFITS, PENSION PLAN, HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME, AND 30 DAYS ANNUAL LEAVE. BENEFITS FOR INTERNATIONALLY RECRUITED STAFF MAY INCLUDE TRAVEL AND REMOVAL EXPENSES ON APPOINTMENT AND SEPARATION, ASSIGNMENT GRANT, RENTAL SUBSIDY, AND HOME LEAVE.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
46,446 euros (with slight variations) at single rate
49,239 euros (with slight variations) with primary dependants

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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Vacancy Filled

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