The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) offers unique opportunities to study the burden, causes and prevention of cancer worldwide. IARC specializes in the integration of laboratory and population-based sciences and in coordinating and conducting multi-center studies.
The Agency is recruiting an experienced research Scientist to join its Genetic Epidemiology Group (GEP):
The incumbent is responsible for designing and conducting genetic and genomic epidemiology studies, and for supervising the management of several large-scale multicenter case-control as well as clinical outcome based studies.
Within the Genetics Section (GEN), the primary focus of the Genetic Epidemiology Group (GEP) is to coordinate and lead studies of genetic susceptibility for a specific group of cancers, and to produce findings that will help to elucidate their underlying causes, as well as contribute to risk prediction and early detection. The cancer sites where the majority of GEP’s effort is directed include renal cancer and pancreatic cancer, which are of uncertain etiology, as well as lung cancer. GEP also focuses on upper aerodigestive tract cancers, given their diverse etiology (including the role of human papillomavirus), their high incidence in certain regions (e.g. oral cancer in South America, as well as oesophageal cancer in central Asia), and the potential for early detection to have a major impact on disease morbidity. GEP also conducts large genomic studies of multiple cancers within the Mutograph project (mutographs.org), which aims to identify new causes of cancers through whole genome sequencing and identification of mutation signatures.
Under the supervision of the Genetic Epidemiology (GEP) Group Head, the key duties of the incumbent are as follows:
1) As regards ongoing multicenter studies, assess progress of field work using standardized protocols, questionnaires and databases as well as protocols for collection of biological samples as well as implement appropriate quality control procedures;
2) Prepare analytical plans for genetic and genomic studies by interacting with researchers from multiple disciplines;
3) Supervise analysis of lifestyle and genomic data from various types of genomic and molecular studies;
4) Maintain close links with laboratories to coordinate sample manipulation and processing in preparation for genotyping and sequencing that may take place in-house or with outside partner laboratories.
Full details on this position and the link to submit online applications can be accessed via the requisition notice (REQ-1902454) published on the IARC Internet site at: https://www.iarc.fr/professional-staff/
* At least five years of relevant professional experience (after obtaining a first university degree) is required, in one or more of the following areas: 1) epidemiological data collection, 2) statistical analysis of genetic genotype and/or 3) sequence data analysis.
* Prior supervisory experience;
* Prior experience of cancer research in an international setting is desirable;
* Skilled at undertaking comprehensive subject recruitment for epidemiological studies in a field-work setting;
* Advanced knowledge of statistical and genetic methods with a particular focus on data arising from genome sequencing and genotyping studies;
* Familiarity with protocols for collecting and processing tumor and non-tumor normal tissue;
* Strong publication record in relevant research area and proven ability to write grant applications and draft reports.
Only applications submitted via our online recruitment tool accessible from the requisition notice published on our Internet site will be considered.
It is mandatory to attach a full list of publications. To add this list, please go to your profile under the “publication” tab.
Deadline for submitting applications: 22 June 2019
Candidates called for interview will be expected to give a seminar.
Remuneration for WHO/IARC staff in the Professional and higher category is quoted in US dollars. The fixed remuneration for the above position comprises an annual net salary plus a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station.
Total fixed remuneration for this position currently amounts to USD 84386 per annum which is the sum of: 1) annual net salary of USD 60233 at Level P3/Step I of the UN professional salary scale, plus 2) post adjustment for Lyon, France currently amounting to an annualized figure of USD 24153.
The fixed remuneration is expressed net of income tax but before deduction of the employee share contributions for mandatory participation in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and in the Organization’s private insurance plans covering health, accident, illness and disability. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave and allowances for dependent family members.
Subject to certain conditions, internationally-recruited staff may also be entitled to relocation travel & shipment, settling-in grant upon appointment, home leave and/or education grant for dependent children.
More information about the remuneration and benefit package applicable at WHO/IARC can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/careers/en/Continue reading
|Title||Scientist (Genetic & Genomic Epidemiology)|
|Employer||International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)|
|Job location||150 Cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon|
|Published||May 23, 2019|
|Application deadline||June 22, 2019|
|Job types||Researcher  |
|Fields||Biostatistics,   Cancer Research,   Genetics,   Epidemiology  |