SCIENTIST (IARC/14/FT380)

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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/14/FT380
 
Title: Scientist
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two years, renewable.
 
Date: 21 July 2014
 
Application Deadline: 20 August 2014 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Genetics (GEN)/Genetic Cancer Susceptibility Group (GCS)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
GCS is one of the three scientific groups within IARC's Section of Genetics (GEN). The GEN Section's primary research interest is in lung, head and neck and renal cancers. The role of GCS is to apply genomics techniques to the investigation of (i) genetic susceptibility to human cancers, (ii) cancer survival, and (iii) genomic blood-based biomarkers that may aid early detection of cancer (such as circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA)). 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:
Working closely with the GCS Group Head, the incumbent is expected to:

- develop innovative research projects that take advantage of the extensive biological resources stored at IARC;

- contribute to the adaptation and optimisation of next generation sequencing related workflows and bioinformatics analysis to enable their application within GCS scientific projects;

- oversee the practical day to day aspects of scientific activities of the GCS Group, including the supervision of post-doctoral fellows and students, and perform other related duties as requested by the Group Head.

- contribute to writing grants with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Doctoral degree(s) in cancer genetics.

Desirable: Experience in the field of genomics and bioinformatics analysis.
Skills:
- Demonstrated knowledge of genetics and/or genomics, particularly in the context of cancer research;
- Demonstrated ability to undertake creative scientific research and publish those findings as primary author in high level peer-review journals.
- Familiar with preparation of grant applications.
- Ability to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary research team; and
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required WHO competencies:
Ability to :
- Communicate in a credible and effective way
- Produce results
- Know and Manage yourself
- Move Forward in a changing environment
- Foster integration and teamwork
Experience:
Essential: At least two years' post-doctoral experience within the field of cancer related genetics and/or genomics, more specifically in analysis of genomics data as well as the application of next generation sequencing data. Experience in supervision of technical staff.

Desirable:
Experience in working on the primary cancer sites studied by the GEN section, for example lung, head and neck (including nasopharyngeal) renal cancers.
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.

Interviews for this position are expected to take place in Lyons, France on 20 and 21 October 2014.

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)
EUROS 59 166 at single rate
EUROS 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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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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