Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/FT426
 
Title: Technical Editor
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two years. Any extension subject to availability of funds.
 
Date: 7 October 2013
 
Application Deadline: 4 November 2013 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Office of the Director (DIR) / Communications Group (COM)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
In parallel with the research programmes of IARC, devoted to studies in cancer etiology and prevention, the Agency issues a Scientific Publications series, the IARC Monographs series, the WHO Classification of Tumours series, an IARC Handbooks series, Technical Publications, and Annual Reports, which make current knowledge and research results in this field available to the international scientific and public health communities. These activities fall within the responsibility of the Communications Group (COM), which reports directly to the Director's Office.
Description of duties:
Within the Communications Group (COM), the incumbent is responsible for the assembly, editing, and proofreading of scientific manuscripts in English for IARC publications. The incumbent reports to the Editor (English language) under the general supervision of the COM Group Head. The incumbent cooperates and works closely with all COM publications staff, including the Publishing Assistant, Editor (English language), and Knowledge Manager, who work together as a team. The incumbent works on all IARC publications, with the highest priority given to the WHO Classification of Tumours series (50% of total time, on average), for which guidance is provided by the Head, Section of Molecular Pathology (MPA). The main objective of the work is to ensure the timely production of accurate, well-written, and scientifically informative publications.

The incumbent will undertake the following duties:
1) Perform scientific and technical editing of manuscripts for IARC publications, ensuring correctness of language, scientific clarity, and conformity with house style; publications include the WHO Classification of Tumours series (WHO Blue Books), as well as IARC Scientific Publications, IARC Monographs, IARC Handbooks, Technical Publications, Biennial Reports, and Interim Annual Reports.
2) Assemble manuscripts and illustrations, and create subject indexes for books, as needed.
3) Check layouts and proofread proofs for IARC publications.
4) Edit manuscripts drafted by IARC scientists for publication in scientific journals or books, for grant proposals, or for inclusion in official documents, as necessary.
5) Assist in developing and maintaining terminology and style sheets, author guidelines, standards and procedures documents, with responsibility for the accuracy and clarity of this documentation.
6) Edit materials prepared by scientific as well as non-scientific staff at the Agency, for dissemination on the IARC website, as electronic publications, and in other forms.
7) Assist with scientific consensus and editorial meetings to assemble, revise, and correct documents, as needed.
8) Perform any other related duties assigned by the supervisor.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: University degree in English or in one of the biological/biomedical sciences.

Desirable: University degree or specialized training in scientific editing, including recognized professional credentials as an English-language editor.

Skills:
Essential: General knowledge of the natural sciences, biochemistry, biology, and medicine.

Desirable: Familiarity with the terminology of molecular pathology, molecular biology, and genetics.

Training in editorial and publishing activities.
Proven ability to edit and present technical scientific information in a clear, simple, and effective manner.
Excellent interpersonal skills and oral communications skills.
Ability to produce and deliver high-quality results in a timely manner.
Computer literacy, competency in MS Office suite, and knowledge of other software applications related to editing and publishing procedures.

Required WHO competencies:
1) Communicating in a credible and effective way.
2) Knowing and managing yourself.
3) Producing results.
4) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.
Experience:
Essential: At least two years of professional experience in scientific and/or biomedical editing, working in a wide range of media and formats.

Desirable: Experience in both scholarly publishing and a news or multimedia environment. Some experience in a scientific position, including experience at the international level.

Languages:
Essential: English mother tongue.
Desirable: working knowledge of French.
Additional Information:
Candidates called for interview may be expected to give a seminar or sit a written test.
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.
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)
59,168 euros at single rate
63,082 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.

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