SCIENTIST (IARC/12/FT381)

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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/12/FT381
 
Title: Scientist
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  2 years - Non-regular budget position expressly established for an initial duration of two years from the date of entry on duty of the incumbent. Any extension subject to availability of funds.
 
Date: 3 October 2012
 
Application Deadline: 9 November 2012 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 supervision of the Head of the Section, the incumbent will continue the Section's involvement in occupational cancer epidemiology studies (in particular SYNERGY, I4C, INHANCE) involving scientific coordination of study consortia and writing of scientific publications, and will assist the Section in its effort to expand research on occupational risk factors for cancers to low and middle income countries. The main duties are as follows:

1. Take over as scientific coordinator the Section's activities on occupational risk factors for cancer, in particular the coordination of the SYNERGY consortium (occupational risk factors for lung cancer).

2. Use the Section's involvement in ongoing projects on occupational risk factors for cancer to produce scientific output (peer reviewed manuscripts, conference presentations).

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

4. 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:
Ph.D. in Epidemiology.
Skills:
Excellent knowledge in the field of occupational cancer epidemiology
Ability to draft manuscripts and technical reports.
Ability to assist in writing of grant proposals.
Ability to work in international collaborative projects.
Experience in working as scientific coordinator or scientific secretary.
Knowledge in statistical analyses of epidemiological studies would be an asset.

Required WHO competencies:
Ability to:
- produce and deliver quality results,
- respect and promote individual and cultural differences, and work constructively with people of all backgrounds and orientations,
- be open to and propose new approaches and ideas,
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Experience:
Essential: At least two years of postdoctoral experience in the field of occupational cancer epidemiology, as demonstrated by respective lead authorships of relevant peer reviewed publications.

Desirable: Working in international collaborative projects.

Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English. 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)
58249 Euros at single rate
62102 Euros with primary dependants

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

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All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
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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