SCIENTIST (IARC/13/FT432)

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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/FT432
 
Title: Scientist
 
Grade: P3
 
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: 18 November 2013
 
Application Deadline: 25 November 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 and under the supervision the Section head, the incumbent is expected to:

1. Coordination of the launch of a prospective study of mobile phone users in France.

2. Assist in the Section's effort to be involved in international studies addressing the potential cancer risks of exposure to non-ionising radiation.

3. Write grants with a view to attracting research funding competitive sources.

4. 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 related fields (Biostatistics, Public Health).
Skills:
Excellent knowledge in the field of cancer epidemiology.
Ability to coordinate epidemiological studies.
Ability to work in international collaborative projects.
Ability to conduct statistical analyses of epidemiological studies.
Ability to write manuscripts and technical reports.
Proven ability to write grant applications.

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.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience:
Essential: At least 5 years postdoctoral work experience in the field of cancer epidemiology, as demonstrated by respective lead authorships of relevant peer reviewed publications. Involvement in coordinating an epidemiological study. Work experience in the field of cancer related to non-ionising radiation.

Desirable: Working in international collaborative projects.
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English and French.
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)
71020 euros with slight variations. at single rate
76085 euros with slight variations with primary dependants

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

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
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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