SCIENTIST (PATHOLOGIST) (IARC/14/FT27)

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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/14/FT27
 
Title: Scientist (Pathologist)
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  2 years, renewable.
 
Date: 23 January 2014
 
Application Deadline: 23 February 2014 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Genetics (GEN)/Genetic Cancer Susceptibility Group (GCS)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The Genetic Cancer Susceptibility Group (GCS) is one of the three scientific groups within IARC's Section of Genetics (GEN). The role of GCS is to apply genomics techniques to the investigation of genetic susceptibility to human cancers. The GEN Section is also focused on the use of somatic mutations and how they are related to genetic susceptibility and influenced by environmental factors. GCS also implements and maintains the genomic capabilities of the Agency, including the related bioinformatics, and facilitates access to these techniques for other IARC research groups through the Genetics Platform.
Description of duties:
Under the guidance of the GCS Group Head and the Section Head, GEN, the incumbent develops protocols for the acquisition, collection, processing and histological review of tumour samples for two ongoing comprehensive studies as well as upcoming ones within GEN.
The main duties are as follows :
1/ Develop and lead pathological studies related to genetics, clinical outcome and environmental exposures.

2/ Identify appropriate protocols for collection of tumour and non-tumour material concerning patients participating in ongoing and future GEN studies on various cancers.

3/ Contribute to the preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and grant applications with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources.

4/ Evaluate DNA/RNA availability and preparation of tumour blocks for histological review.

5/ Identify appropriate clinical and treatment information to be obtained from participating cancer patients.

6/ Communicate with both in-house and external scientists to ensure appropriate protocols and quality standards are adhered to.

7/ Assist the supervisors in other related duties.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
MBBS or equivalent medical qualification supplemented by formal training in pathology.
Skills:
Demonstrated knowledge of genetics and/or genomics, particularly in the context of cancer research;
Demonstrated ability to produce and publish in peer-review journals high quality science, ideally as lead or senior author;
Ability to work as a part of the multi-disciplinary GEN research team; as well as liaise with both internal and external scientists.
Demonstrated ability to lead independent research projects.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required WHO competencies:
Ability to:
- Communicating in a credible and effective way
- Producing results
- Knowing and Managing yourself
- Moving Forward in a changing environment
- Fostering integration and teamwork
Experience:
Essential: Specialized molecular pathology experience including a minimum of two years' experience in positions related to collection and management of tumour samples in a research setting. Experience in supervision of technical staff.
Desirable: Experience in the field of genomics preferably in an international environment and in low/middle income countries. Experience in data sharing in using pathology Experience with leadership of teams and project management.

Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English is essential. Knowledge of French would be an asset
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)
59 051 Euros at single rate
62 957 Euros with primary dependants

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

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