SCIENTIST (IARC/12/FT485)

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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/12/FT485
 
Title: Scientist
 
Grade: P3
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  One year. Extra-budgetary position initially established for a limited duration of one year. Any extension subject to availability of extra-budgetary funding.
 
Date: 8 January 2013
 
Application Deadline: 27 January 2013 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Nutrition and Metabolism (NME)/Nutritional Epidemiology Group (NEP)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
Within the Section of Nutrition and Metabolism (NME), the overall objectives of the Nutritional Epidemiology Group (NEP) are to investigate the role of diet, nutrition (micronutrient deficiency, fatty acid balance, under/over-nutrition), hormonal factors, physical activity and energy balance on cancer risk, with particular consideration of gene-diet/nutrient/environment interactions.
Description of duties:
Within the research framework of the Nutritional Epidemiology Group, the incumbent is expected to:

- plan, design, implement and conduct international epidemiologic studies on nutrients, in particular lipids, trans fatty acids, lipid metabolism and cancer, as well as lifestyle and other dietary determinants of cancer;

- implement targeted gas chromatography lipidomic analyses in blood and other specimens in large epidemiological studies on cancer;

- contribute to data collection, statistical data analyses, and interpretation of findings of on-going and future epidemiologic studies mainly in the field of nutrients, in particular lipids and cancer;

- contribute to the generation of new hypothesis in the field of nutrition and cancer;

- prepare and write scientific manuscripts and/or reports;

- write grants with a view to attracting research funding from competitive courses in relevant research areas, coordinate and manage these grants;

- communicate results of his/her research in conferences;

- train PhD students and postdoctoral fellows;

- conduct any other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: PhD in epidemiology/Biochemistry, with a focus on nutritional sciences, biomarkers and cancer.

Desirable: Postgraduate training in nutritional epidemiology and biomarkers applied to international epidemiological studies.
Skills:
- Very good knowledge of nutritional epidemiology and cancer, in particular with respect to lipid nutrients and lipid metabolism;
- Very good knowledge of laboratory lipidomic studies in complex biological matrices such as human plasma, serum, membranes, cells or tissues;
- Very good knowledge of cancer biology and biomarkers of exposure;
- Good working knowledge of statistical methods with a particular focus on data arising from lipidomic studies;
- Proven ability to draft reports and to write grant applications;
- Ability to discuss, understand and interpret relevant epidemiological and laboratory data related to the objectives of the NME section;
- Advanced organizational, communication, and project management skills.

Required WHO competencies:
Ability to:
- Produce results
- Move forward in a changing environment
- Foster integration and teamwork
- Respect and promote individual and cultural differences
- Communicate in a credible and effective way
- Know and manage yourself
Experience:
Essential: At least five years of combined epidemiology and laboratory professional experience in the field of cancer and nutrition, in particular lipids.
Excellent experience in analyses and interpretation of findings in the field of nutrition and cancer.
Strong publication record in the relevant research area.

Desirable: Experience in various research platforms (in-vitro, in-vivo, clinical).
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English. Working 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)
69 666 Euros at single rate
74 634 Euros 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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