MOLECULAR PATHOLOGIST (IARC/12/FT337)

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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/12/FT337
 
Title: Molecular Pathologist
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two years, renewable.
 
Date: 27 August 2012
 
Application Deadline: 8 October 2012 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis (MCA)/ Molecular Mechanisms and Biomarkers Group (MMB)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
Within the Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis Section (MCA), the overall objective of the Molecular Mechanisms and Biomarkers Group (MMB) is to investigate the mechanistic basis of molecular and cellular alterations involved in the initiation, promotion and progression of cancer, and study their interaction with environmental agents in the causation of human cancer. Specifically, the MMB Group implements both experimental (e.g. using cell-lines as models) and epidemiology (e.g. using human cancer specimens) studies on molecular events, genetic changes and biological processes involved in critical steps of cancer development and progression, such as mutagenesis, DNA damage response and DNA repair, and cell proliferation and death. Investigating the link between molecular and genetic alterations, identified through the major international cancer genome sequencing initiatives, and specific environmental exposures is also an important part of its strategy. These activities are expected to ultimately contribute to evidence-based strategies for cancer prevention.
Description of duties:
Within the framework of the MMB Group and under the guidance of MMB Group Head, the incumbent is expected to participate in:

1) Development, design, and conduct of research projects aiming to better understand the molecular basis of the cancer phenotype and to discover/validate molecular biomarkers of carcinogen exposure and tumorigenesis.

2) Development and application of methods in molecular pathology that are applicable to biobanks and other sources of human specimens associated with population-based studies.

3) Preparation and writing of scientific manuscripts, reviews, and reports based on on-going and future mechanistic and profiling studies.

4) Contribute to writing grants with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources in the relevant research areas.

5) Seeking and developing collaborations with other researchers in the Agency where molecular pathology and histology approaches may add value to research projects.

6) Providing technical advice and daily supervision to students, visitors and trainees hosted by the MMB Group.

7) Assisting in the organization of various scientific and/or technical activities related to on-going and future studies in molecular pathology.

8) Performing any other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Advanced university degree (PhD or MD) in molecular pathology, molecular biology, genetics, cancer research, or related field.
Skills:
Applied knowledge in molecular pathology and molecular/cell biology in particular with respect to cancer research. Familiar with preparation of grant applications. Good organization and communication skills.

WHO required competencies:
Ability to:
- Produce and deliver quality results.
- Move forward in a changing environment.
- Create an empowering and motivating environment.
- Foster integration and teamwork.
- Respect and promote individual and cultural differences.
- Communicate in a credible and effective way.
Experience:
Essential: At least two years of relevant professional experience in the field of molecular cancer pathology. Experience in molecular and cell biology and cancer research. Experience of working with human specimens. Good publication record in the relevant research area.

Desirable: Experience at international level. Experience in international research projects. Experience in molecular and genetic profiling including related data analysis/interpretation would be an asset as would experience in mechanistic studies using cancer cell lines.
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of French 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)
58341 EUR at single rate
62201 EUR 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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