Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/FT56
 
Title: Scientist
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two years - Extra-budgetary position initially established for a limited duration of two years. Any extension subject to availability of extra-budgetary funding.
 
Date: 11 February 2013
 
Application Deadline: 10 March 2013 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Environment and Radiation (ENV)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The overall objectives of the Section of Environment and Radiation (ENV) are to investigate risk factors of cancer in human populations related to environmental, lifestyle, occupational or radiation-related exposures. These objectives are achieved through international epidemiological collaborative studies, contributing to the overall strategy of the Agency leading to the identification of causes of human cancer and their prevention.
Description of duties:
Within the framework of the ENV Section, the incumbent is expected to:

1. Coordinate fieldwork and analyses of incoming data from historic occupational cohort study on workers in chrysotile asbestos mines and mills in Russia.

2. Assist in conducting pilot studies and developing study protocols for main studies for new activities investigating long term effects of environmental exposure to ionizing radiation.

3. Assist in the Section's effort to expand in the field of environmental cancer epidemiology to launch new studies in low and middle income countries, including identifying research collaborations.

4. Contribute to writing grants with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources.

5. Carry out other related duties as assigned by the Section Head or Director, including maintaining contacts with funding bodies, undertaking duty travel and representing the Agency and Section as required, and supervising pre- and post-doctoral students.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Ph.D. in Epidemiology
Skills:
Excellent knowledge in the field of cancer epidemiology.
Ability to conduct statistical analyses of epidemiological studies.
Ability to draft manuscripts and technical reports.
Familiar with preparation of grant applications
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required WHO competencies:
Ability to:
- Produce and deliver quality results,
- Respect and promote individual and cultural differences,
- Move forward in a changing environment.
Experience:
Essential: Postdoctoral experience in the field of cancer epidemiology, as demonstrated by respective lead authorships of relevant peer reviewed publications. Having worked for at least two years in epidemiological studies investigating environmental exposures (pollutants or chemicals) and/or radiation exposures.

Desirable: Working in international collaborative projects.

Languages:
Excellent oral and written knowledge of English. Knowledge of Russian is an asset.
Additional Information:
Please note that a list of publications is compulsory. To add this list, please go to your profile under additional
documents. Candidates called for interview may be expected to give a seminar.
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)
57 790 Euros at single rate
61 613 Euros with primary dependants

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

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Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Vacancy Filled

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