Supporting capacity building for cancer research is a core statutory function of the Agency. The Education and Training Fellowship Programme aims at attracting the brightest early career scientists while providing a stimulating and internationally diverse research environment. Hosted in well-established scientific groups at IARC, young researchers benefit from many opportunities for high-level training, scientific interactions and networking.
The IARC generic internal courses programme offers a wide range of courses to strengthen cross-cutting skills and to enhance career prospects. Such courses are taught by professionals from IARC or by external experts and are structured around essentials transferable research skills. Additional career support is offered through the Career Prospects portal providing practical tips on job search and interview skills as well as the possibility to request a “CV clinic” and receive individual advice while processing a job application. A “Professional and Career Development” training programme is also regularly organized as part of the Learning and Development programme at IARC.
Networking and scientific interaction are also encouraged with our visitors and international renowned experts with whom roundtable discussions and meetings are facilitated. Regular internal seminars, informal science cafés and other networking events such as the annual Early Career Scientists Association (ECSA) Day are among the other great sources of scientific exchanges and networking.