Early Career Scientists

Generic Internal Courses

Internal courses are organized on a regular basis in order to equip early career scientists with essential skills.

Courses are taught by professionals from IARC or external experts, and are organized into four generic skills categories: research skill development; communication skills; leadership and management; and responsible conduct of research.

Examples of current/planned courses:

Area of competence / Course   Duration
Research skill development
Epidemiology for non-epidemiologists: a short introduction   3 x 1 day
Principles of oncology   1 day
Biostatistics: data preparation and formatting   2 hours
Biostatistics: generalised linear models using Stata   4 x 2 hours
Basic UNIX for handling large datasets   half day
Communication skills
Publishing in scientific journals   1 x half day + 1.5 hour
Effective scientific posters   1 x 1.5 hour
CV and cover letter preparation   To be determined (2014)
Job interviews (preparation and tips)   To be determined (2014)
Presentation skills   To be determined (2014)
Leadership and management
Project management   3 x 1 day
Task management (time management)   2 x half day
Grant writing   3 x half day
Financial management   half day
Responsible conduct of research
Biomedical research ethics: an introductory course   2 x 1 day