SCIENTIST - 50% (IARC/13/TA67)

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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/TA67
 
Title: Scientist - 50%
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Temporary appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Six months
 
Date: 17 June 2013
 
Application Deadline: 7 July 2013 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Genetics (GEN) / Genetic Cancer Susceptibility Group (GCS)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The overall objective of the Genetic Cancer Susceptibility Group (GCS) is the evaluation of inherited genetic factors in the etiology and outcome of cancer and the interaction between environmental factors and susceptibility genes. The Group, together with the Genetic Epidemiology Group (GEP) and the Biostatistics Group (BST)forms the interdisciplinary Section of Genetics (GEN).
Description of duties:
Under the guidance of the Group Head GCS, the incumbent continues to develop protocols for collection and processing of biological samples and databases with several large case series that focus on several tobacco-related cancers (in particular esophageal, oral, kidney and lung cancer). The main duties are as follows:

 Prepare study protocols for collection and processing of biological material and questionnaire data from multiple international case series.
 Liaise with laboratories within IARC and outside regarding laboratory analysis of cases and controls.
 Contribute to the incorporation of laboratory data into the epidemiological dataset.
 Develop new case series, with particular focus on esophageal cancer.
 Assist in the preparation of scientific publications and grant applications.
 Undertake other related duties as requested by the supervisor.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential :
Advanced university degree in pathology with training in genetic or molecular sciences.
Skills:
Required WHO competencies:
Ability/capacity to:
- produce and deliver quality results;
- move forward in a changing environment;
- create an empowering and motivating environment; and
- respect and promote individual and cultural differences.

Demonstrated ability of publishing study findings in high level scientific journals.
Familiarity with the preparation of grant applications.
Good knowledge of epidemiological study designs and analysis.
Ability to draft manuscripts and technical reports.
Ability to work on international collaborative projects.
Proven organization and communication skills.
Experience:
At least two years' relevant professional experience.
Experience of work at an international level would be desirable.
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English with working knowledge of French.
Additional Information:
Please note that a list of publications 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.
As per WHO Staff rules, some restrictions are applicable to professional activities external to the Organization.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
29,677 euros at single rate
31,640 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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