SCIENTIST (IARC/13/TA96)

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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/TA96
 
Title: Scientist
 
Grade: P3
 
Contract type: Temporary appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Three months. Any extension subject to availability of funding.
 
Date: 18 September 2013
 
Application Deadline: 8 October 2013 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Early Detection and Prevention (EDP) / Prevention and Implementation Group (PRI)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The goals of PRI Group are to evaluate new preventive strategies, with particular emphasis on the use of new technologies, including molecular markers, to engage in research on methods to implement existing strategies taking into account the social, economic and cultural differences, to collaborate with decision makers to implement already available preventive interventions against cancer, particularly in developing countries where the need is highest and to foster technology transfer and generate educational processes for clinicians, public health decision makers and the public, to make sure the available technology is put in place where it is mostly needed.
Description of duties:
As a member of the team, and under the supervision of the Head of the PRI Group, the incumbent is expected to promote international research in the field of cervical cancer prevention and implementation. Responsibilities include development of research protocols, identification and evaluation of potential collaborators, supervision and training in field activities and data analysis at IARC, coordination of laboratory scientists, publication of results and attracting research funding from competitive sources.
The incumbent's assigned duties will be as follows:
1.In the context of planned studies of cervical cancer screening in Tanzania in collaboration with WHO/RHR, to contribute to the development and implementation of protocol, including the design of questionnaires, collection of biological samples, monitoring activities, and statistical analyses.
2. To develop in collaboration with PRI scientists the protocol of a randomised cluster trial to evaluate the effectiveness of different algorithms for cervical cancer screening in low resource settings with emphasis on Africa.
3. To support the coordination and implementation of the ESTAMPA project in Latin America.
4. To participate in other activities related to cervical cancer, including the introduction of new WHO/RHR recommendations and support for AFRO in the establishment and implementation of cervical cancer control programs.
5. To perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Advanced university degree in medicine or biology. MD degree would be an important asset.
Desirable: Masters or higher University Degree (PhD) in epidemiology, public health or biostatistics.
Skills:
Required WHO competencies:
1) Producing results;
2) Communicating in a credible and effective way;
3) Fostering integration and teamwork;
4) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
Good knowledge of epidemiological methods, public health and clinical concepts in planning, conducting and evaluation of cancer screening and vaccination trials.
Good field-work skills in managing epidemiological and above-mentioned studies in developing countries, particularly in Africa.
Ability to:
- Behave consistently in accordance with clear personal ethics and values.
- Discuss, understand and interpret relevant public health, epidemiological, and clinical issues in the context of HPV-related cancers.
- Proactively engage and take initiatives in the conduct and evaluation of the studies.
- Proven ability to write grant applications.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Good publication record in international journals.
Knowledge of computing and the use of commonly used basic statistical software.
Experience:
Essential: At least five years of experience of which at least three years at the international level in positions related to the area of cancer epidemiology.
Desirable: Experience of work in developing countries, particularly in the African continent.
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English and good 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.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
71,189 euros at single rate
76,265 euros with primary dependants

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

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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