SCIENTIST (IARC/13/FT1)

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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/FT1
 
Title: Scientist
 
Grade: P3
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two years. Extra-budgetary position initially established for a limited two-year duration. Any extension subject to the availability of extra-budgetary funding.
 
Date: 10 January 2013
 
Application Deadline: 30 January 2013 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Cancer Information (CIN)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The Cancer Information (CIN) Section at IARC is responsible for the collection, estimation, dissemination and interpretation of the key indicators that describe the cancer burden at the global, regional and national level. In order to achieve this objective, CIN Section works closely with and provides support to cancer registries around the world and, in particular, seeks to advocate and capacity-build population-based cancer registration in low- and medium-income countries (LMIC). The IARC-led multi-agency Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development in Low and Middle Income Countries (GICR) was launched in 2011 to establish effective mechanisms to expand the coverage and quality of data from population-based cancer registries (PBCR) in LMIC and attain a global fund for such activities. Now in its operational phase, a series of IARC Regional Hubs for Cancer Registration are being rolled out in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Coordinated by IARC in collaboration with designated local Principal Investigators in each Hub, the objective of the Regional Hubs is to provide the necessary support, training, research capacity and advocacy tools to assist in a sustainable expansion of high-quality PBCR within defined Hub regions. An IARC Regional Hub for Cancer Registration has been operational in Mumbai, India since late-2011 and covers Southern, Central and Eastern Asia. In collaboration with the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research, an African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN) is developing into a regional Hub covering sub-Saharan Africa. Agreements have been reached to launch a Hub in Izmir, Turkey to cover Western Asia and Northern Africa by early-2013, while discussions are on-going regarding a Hub initiative to assist registration in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the Deputy Head within the CIN Section, the incumbent is expected to:

1. Liaise regularly with the Supervisor and Principal Investigators of the IARC Regional Hubs for Cancer Registration in planning and executing activities within the Hub regions;

2. Provide technical advice, support and collaboration to cancer registries within the Hub regions including site visits and recommendations to registries and the preparation of status reports for IARC;

3. Participate and represent IARC in partner meetings as appropriate, including the IARC Regional Hub Steering Group responsible for advising on cross-platform Hub activities worldwide and preparing technical reports;

4. Develop and assess the educational and training activities within the Hubs and at IARC;

5. Contribute to data collection, quality improvement and statistical analyses of cancer registry data as part of the remit of the CIN Section;

6. Prepare and write scientific manuscripts, articles and reports based on on-going Hub and related activities as part of the remit of the CIN Section;

7. Write grants with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources;

8. Identify measures of, and assess progress in individual Regional Hubs, taking corrective action where necessary;

9. Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
MD or Ph.D. in epidemiology, or in biostatistics, or the equivalent.
Skills:
Excellent knowledge of cancer registration, cancer epidemiology and the role of cancer registries in cancer control and cancer research.
Excellent communication skills and proven teaching abilities.
High capacity to manage workload, set priorities and liase with multiple partners across activities.
Ability to allocate work to others and follow up activities.
Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team and to adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.

Required WHO competencies:
Ability to:
- Communicate in a credible and effective way,
- Produce results,
- Respect and promote individual and cultural differences.
Experience:
Essential: At least five years' experience in cancer registration activities and cancer epidemiological research, including experience in an international environment. Proven track record in leading on cancer registration activities, and knowledge of the challenges of registration in low and middle income countries.

Desirable: Supervisory experience. Evidence of coordination role in multi-partner studies and/or networks. Knowledge of CanReg5 software
Languages:
Fluent in English with preferably a working knowledge of French. Other languages are an advantage.
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)
71004 Euros (with slight variations) at single rate
76068 Euros (with slight variations) with primary dependants

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

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