Vacancy Notice No: IARC/14/FT290
 
Title: Scientist
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two years - Extra-budgetary position established for a limited duration of two years. Any extension subject to availability of extra-budgetary funding.
 
Date: 12 June 2014
 
Application Deadline: 9 July 2014 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:
Under the direct supervision of the ENV Deputy Section Head, the incumbent is expected to:

1. Coordinate all scientific aspects of the CO-CHER project that aims to build partnerships with the three countries mainly affected by the Chernobyl accident (Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine), as well as with research bodies from other European countries, Japan and USA. Study coordination includes:

a. developing contacts with research institutions and individual experts in Europe, including Belarus, Russian Federation and Ukraine, as well as Japan and the United States who are interested in Chernobyl research,

b. coordinatiing the activities between various work packages,

c. drafting reports in collaboration with study partners on evaluation of infrastructures for setting up Chernobyl Life span cohorts, summarising results of assessment of available databases, registries and biobanks,

d. acting as liaison between the multidisciplinary International Scientific Expert Group (dosimetrists, epidemiologists, biologists) and members of the Core Group,

e. facilitating interactions between the scientific aspects of the project and potential funding bodies, including drafting research proposals,

f. assisting in the scientific organisation of the International Chernobyl Symposium to disseminate project conclusions.

2. Travel to Belarus, the Russian federation and Ukraine, as a part of the expert team to assist in the evaluation of the existing infrastructures.

3. Assist in the evaluation of the feasibility of setting-up a long-term integrated cohort study of health risks in the population exposed to the fall-out from nuclear weapons testing in the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site in Kazakhstan.

4. Assist ENV in its effort to expand in the field of radiation-related cancer epidemiology to launch new studies, particularly in low and middle income countries, including identifying research collaborations and assist in the writing of grant proposals.

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

6. Carry out other related duties as assigned by the Deputy Section Head or Section Head, including maintaining contacts with funding bodies, undertaking duty travel and representing the Agency and Section as required, as well as supervising pre- and post-doctoral students.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Ph.D. in Epidemiology, or MD / MPH with work experience in epidemiology.

Desirable: Knowledge of radiation biology.
Skills:
Excellent knowledge in the field of cancer epidemiology or radiation epidemiology.
Ability to draft manuscripts, technical reports as well as reports for funding bodies.
Familiarity with preparation of grant proposals.
Ability to work in international collaborative projects.
Create and maintain collaborative relationships with multiple research partners.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proven project and fieldwork management skills an asset.

Required who competencies:
Ability to:
- produce and deliver quality results,
- respect and promote individual and cultural differences,
- be open to and propose new approaches and ideas.

Experience:
Essential: Minimum 2 years of experience in the coordination of epidemiologic studies.
Proven track record to manage projects on time.
Team management and maintaining collaborative relationships. Working in international collaborative projects.

Desirable:.
Epidemiological fieldwork experience in cancer epidemiology.
Coordination of international collaborative studies.
Working in a multi-cultural environment.
Postdoctoral experience in the field of cancer epidemiology, as demonstrated by respective lead authorships of relevant peer reviewed publications.
Broad range of epidemiological interests: biological, sociocultural, health systems.
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English.
Knowledge of Russian would be 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)
EUR 59154 at single rate
EUR 63067 with primary dependants

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