SCIENTIST (IARC/13/FT327)

25 June 2016
 
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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/FT327
 
Title: Scientist
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two years - Extra-budgetary position initially established for a limited duration of two years. Any extension subject to availability of extra-budgetary funding.
 
Date: 1 August 2013
 
Application Deadline: 12 September 2013 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:
Within the framework of the ENV Section, the incumbent is expected to:

1. Coordinate all aspects of fieldwork of a prospective multi-country study of disparities in breast cancer outcomes in Africa.

2. Prepare 4 sites for fieldwork commencement. Study coordination will include ensuring local staff recruitment and training, ethics applications, testing of mHealth technologies for data collection, adapting questionnaires to local situations, and continuous monitoring of patient recruitment and follow-up. Liaise with local sites, monitor fieldwork progress, and organize regular web-based and face-to-face meetings of internationally-based team members.

3. Travel regularly to field sites across West, East and Southern Africa. Field trips may be of 4-6 weeks duration during the project set-up period.

4. Perform statistical analyses and prepare scientific manuscripts in cancer epidemiology.

5. Assist in the Section's effort to expand in the field of environmental and lifestyle cancer epidemiology to launch new studies in low and middle income countries, including identifying research collaborations and contribute to writing grants with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources.

6. 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:
Essential: Ph.D. in Epidemiology, or MD/MPH
Skills:
Excellent knowledge in the field of cancer epidemiology, or fieldwork epidemiology in Africa.
Ability to conduct statistical analyses of epidemiological studies.
Ability to draft manuscripts and technical reports.
Familiar with preparation of grant applications.
Ability to work in international collaborative projects.
Ability to coordinate epidemiologic fieldwork, on the ground and from a distance.
Flexibility and innovation to seek novel setting-specific approaches.
Create and maintain collaborative relationships with multiple research partners.
Ability to prepare and write manuscripts and reports for funding bodies.
Excellent project and fieldwork management skills.
Broad range of epidemiological interests: biological, sociocultural, health systems.

Required WHO competencies:
Ability to:
- Produce and deliver quality results.
- Respect and promote individual and cultural differences, and to work constructively with people of all backgrounds and orientations.
- Be open to and propose new approaches and ideas.
- Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience:
Essential: Minimum 2-years of experience in the coordination of field epidemiology. Strong epidemiologic skills including in data management and alertness to potential biases. Proven track record to manage projects on time, successfully and independently. Team management and maintaining collaborative relationships.

Desirable: Working in international collaborative projects.
Epidemiological fieldwork experience in Africa or in cancer epidemiology. Coordination of international collaborative studies. Working in a multi-cultural environment. Database management and manipulation skills for data collection.
Postdoctoral experience in the field of cancer epidemiology, as demonstrated by respective lead authorships of relevant peer reviewed publications.
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English.
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)
58 348 Euros at single rate
62 207 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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