SCIENTIST (IARC/14/TA80)

26 June 2016
 
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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/14/TA80
 
Title: Scientist
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Temporary appointment
 
Duration of contract:  One year. Any extension subject to availability of funding.
 
Date: 4 July 2014
 
Application Deadline: 25 July 2014 Vacancy declared unsuccessful
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Genetics (GEN)/ Group of Genetic Epidemiology (GEP)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The Genetics Section comprises three Groups with the overall mission of identifying genes involved in cancer, characterising the spectrum of pathogenic sequence variants that they harbour, and understanding how they interact with non-genetic factors. These are the Genetic Epidemiology Group (GEP), the Genetic Cancer Susceptibility Group (GCS) and the Biostatistics Group (BST). GEP is mainly involved in coordinating large population-based epidemiological studies and analysis of multiple common genetic variants in order to identify new susceptibility loci. Cancers of primary interest include those of the lung and upper aerodigestive tract (including the nasopharynx) as well as those of the kidney and pancreas.
Description of duties:
Due to ongoing initiatives investigating genomic and lifestyle factors in relation to selected tobacco related cancers (lung and kidney cancers), there is a pressing need within GEP for scientific support to ensure the efficient conduct of transdisciplinary projects with potential applications to cancer prevention and early detection. Under the guidance of Ghislaine Scelo, scientist at GEP, the incumbent will conduct laboratory experiments, develop analysis plans and perform bioinformatic and statistical analyses for projects using in-house biorepositories as well as publically available databases.

The main duties will be:
- Contribute to the design of projects involving tumour sequencing, circulating DNA and circulating miRNAs;
- Perform laboratory experiments related to circulating miRNAs;
- Liaise with internal and external laboratories regarding DNA and RNA sequencing;
- Assemble analytical datasets to incorporate laboratory and epidemiological data;
- Plan and conduct statistical analysis,
- Prepare scientific publications and grant applications;
- Undertake other related duties as requested by the supervisor
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Required:
Advanced university degree in the field of molecular biology and genetics, with training in epidemiology and bioinformatics.
Skills:
Demonstrated ability to publish study findings in high level scientific journals as well as familiarity with the preparation of grant applications.
Experience:
At least two years of relevant work experience, including experience of work within transdisciplinary international research consortia.
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English, with French being an asset.
Additional Information:
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)
59,166 euros at single rate
63,079 with primary dependants

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

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Vacancy declared unsuccessful

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