Education and Training

IARC Postdoctoral Fellowship Charter

Welcome to IARC as a postdoctoral fellow

A period of postdoctoral training at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides a unique opportunity for cancer research training in an international environment with high profile research activities. Compared to traditional postdoctoral fellowships, IARC postdoctoral fellows have manifold opportunities to establish an international network, become involved in multinational studies or consortia, or meet renowned researchers in their field collaborating with or working at IARC. The programme is designed to provide young researchers with a strong foundation for a career in cancer research.

The training period provides an opportunity:
    1) to apply knowledge acquired in basic and PhD training in a first-rate research programme;
    2) to develop the skills required to become an independent scientist;
    3) to gain experience in conducting research in an international environment.

In order to fully benefit from this opportunity the Agency has put in place this “Charter”, which describes the opportunities and commitments expected of the postdoctoral fellow, the Supervisor and the Agency during the period of training. The Charter covers postdoctoral fellows who either have been awarded a competitive IARC Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship within the framework of the official, peer-reviewd Programme governed by IARC/WHO Fellowship rules (hereinafter referred to as “Fellows”), or those who are supported by funding from individual research groups at the Agency (hereinafter referred to as “Postdocs”). It is intended that the training experience is independent of the source of financial support.