SCIENTIST (IARC/12/TA128)

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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/12/TA128
 
Title: Scientist
 
Grade: P1
 
Contract type: Temporary appointment
 
Duration of contract:  1 year, renewable.
 
Date: 18 December 2012
 
Application Deadline: 9 January 2013 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Genetics (GEN)/Genetic Epidemiology Group (GEP)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
Within the Genetics Section (GEN), the overall objectives of the Genetic Epidemiology Group (GEP) are to investigate hereditary factors and their interaction with environmental agents in the causation of human cancer. Specifically, the Group implements large scale case-control studies to identify genes involved in human cancer, identifies specific risk variants within these genes, quantifies the risk involved, and assesses potential interaction with environmental factors. The latter is often conducted within large scale cohort studies to minimize biases. Particular focus is given to large-scale molecular epidemiology and genotyping studies (including whole genome scans) for cancers related to tobacco (e.g. lung, head and neck, and kidney) as well as cancers potentially related to Epstein Barr Virus (e.g. nasopharyngeal cancers and lymphomas).
Description of duties:
Due to ongoing initiatives investigating genetic, lifestyle and infectious variation for tobacco and alcohol related cancer within several international studies, there is a pressing need within GEP for scientific support to ensure the efficient management of these studies. Under the guidance of the Group Head, GEP, the incumbent develops protocols for collection and processing of both biological samples and databases which are used with several large case-control studies (including ARCAGE and GEMINI studies).

Under the supervision of the Group Head, the main duties are as follows:
- Day to day management of data from ongoing and completed studies of head and neck cancer, with a particular focus on HPV and alcohol,
- Liaise with laboratories primarily within IARC regarding laboratory analysis of cases,
- Contribute to the incorporation of laboratory data into the epidemiological dataset,
- Plan and conduct statistical analysis of the combined dataset,
- Assist in the preparation of scientific publications and grant applications,
- Undertake other related duties as requested by the supervisor.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Advanced university degree in the field of epidemiology, with training in genetic or molecular epidemiology.
Skills:
Demonstrated ability of publishing study findings in high level scientific journals as well as familiarity with the preparation of grant applications.
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
Experience:
At least one year of relevant work experience.
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English, with French being an asset.
Additional Information:
Please note that a list of publication is compulsory. To add this list, please go to your profile under additional
documents.
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.
For more details on employment conditions, including annual leave, education grant, pension scheme, etc.,
visit: http://www.who.int/employment/contracts/ftp/en/index.html.
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)
46,205 euros (with slight variations) at single rate
48,984 euros (with slight variations) with primary dependants

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