Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/FT532
 
Title: Scientist
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  One year. Any extension subject to availability of funding.
 
Date: 3 December 2013
 
Application Deadline: 31 December 2013 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Early Detection and Prevention (EDP) / Prevention and Implementation Group (PRI)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The goals of PRI Group are to evaluate new preventive strategies, with particular emphasis on the use of new technologies, including molecular markers; to engage in research on methods to implement existing strategies taking into account the social, economic and cultural differences; to collaborate with decision makers to implement already available preventive interventions against cancer, particularly in developing countries where the need is highest and to foster technology transfer and generate educational processes for clinicians, public health decision makers and the public, to make sure the available technology is put in place where it is mostly needed.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Position:
As a Scientist in the Prevention and Implementation (PRI) Group, assist in the Group's efforts to expand its research in the field of cancer prevention, with particular emphasis on development of preventive methods against gastric cancer in the Republic of Korea.
Organizational Context:
As a member of the PRI team, and under the supervision of the Head of the PRI Group, the incumbent is expected to promote international research in the field of gastric cancer prevention and implementation. Responsibilities include development of research protocols, identification and evaluation of potential collaborators, supervision and training in field activities and data analysis at IARC, publication of results and attracting research funding from competitive sources.
Summary of Assigned Duties:
Within the framework of the PRI Group, the incumbent is expected to:
1. On behalf of IARC, serve as liaison with the Korean National Cancer Center for the coordination of a large clinical trial being conducted in collaboration with the Agency and the Republic of Korea. The study aims to recruit 10,000 subjects to participate in the National Gastric Cancer Screening Program in different sites in The Republic of Korea. Participants will be randomized to H pylori treatment or endoscopic screening and followed for at least 10 years to determine the efficacy of the intervention to prevent gastric cancer.
2. Participate actively in the realization and supervision of the Korean study and coordinate monitoring and quality assurance activities in the context of the Korean trial.
3. Participate in the realization and supervision of the multicentre randomized study of H pylori eradication and pepsinogen testing for prevention of gastric cancer mortality (GISTAR) Project, a study of the impact of Helicobacter eradication underway in Latvia and planned in several Eastern European countries
4. Assist in conducting pilot studies and developing study protocols mainly but not restricted to studies of helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer around the world
5. Contribute to writing grants with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources.
6. Participate in educational activities of the Group.
7. Carry out other related duties as assigned by the Group Head, including maintaining contacts with funding bodies, undertaking duty travel and representing the Agency and Group as required.

In view of the above-mentioned duties, the incumbent is expected to undertake extensive travel.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential:
Ph.D. or equivalent in Epidemiology or related discipline.
Skills:
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
Excellent knowledge of cancer epidemiology.
Ability to participate in the preparation and coordination of clinical trials of preventive interventions mainly but not limited to gastric cancer.
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:
1) Produce and deliver quality results;
2) Respect and promote individual and cultural differences;
3) Moving 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 supplemented by at least two years' experience in epidemiological studies of cancer.

Desirable:
Working in international collaborative projects.
Languages:
Excellent oral and written knowledge of English is required. Fluency in Korean is highly desirable. Some knowledge of French 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)
58,434 euros (with slight variations) at single rate
62,299 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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