Education and Training
IARC Fellowships for Cancer Research
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR TRAINING IN CANCER RESEARCH
Call for applications is NOW CLOSED (next call: September 2016)
Applications for training Fellowships are invited from junior scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission: to coordinate and conduct both epidemiological and laboratory research into the causes and prevention of cancer. Disciplines covered are: epidemiology (including genetic and molecular), biostatistics, bioinformatics, and areas related to mechanisms of carcinogenesis including molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics, and molecular pathology. There is an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects.
IARC awards between eight and eleven new Fellowships per year, depending on the availability of funds. Fellowships are tenable in a research Group at IARC, Lyon, France. Applicants are eligible from any country. IARC is particularly keen to develop expertise in cancer research in low- and medium-resource countries by training postdoctoral researchers from these countries who can then return and apply their new skills and expertise. Therefore, applications from candidates from low- and medium-resource countries or applicants from any part of the world, but with projects related to low- and medium-resource countries, are encouraged. The Fellowship is for a period of 2 years, the second year being subject to satisfactory appraisal. Candidates are required to have finished their doctoral degree (PhD) within 5 years of the closing date for application, or be in the final phase of completing their doctoral degree. The working languages at IARC are English and French. Candidates must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication. Candidates who are currently working as IARC-funded postdoctoral scientists, or candidates who have worked at the Agency as a postdoc for a period greater than 6 months, cannot be considered. Candidates are encouraged to contact the host Group of their choice at IARC before application, in order to establish a proposed programme of mutual interest. Contact with the Group Heads can be made through the Agency's web site: www.iarc.fr (see Research Sections).
Fellowships must be taken up by 30 November of the selection year (2016). The annual stipend, with dependant allowance, is competitive, compared with other international fellowship schemes. The cost of travel for the Fellow, and in certain circumstances for dependants, will be met, and health insurance covered.
More detailed information is available from:
INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER
150 cours Albert-Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France
Tel: +33 (0)472 73 84 48; Fax: +33 (0)472 73 80 80; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org