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IARC Fellowships
Postdoctoral Fellowships – CwC – Calls

This call is now closed 01/07/20

For this particular project, the call is now open for one postdoctoral fellowship supported by Children with Cancer UK in 2020-2022  for early career scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission, and focusing on paediatric cancers or teenagers and young adults cancers (up to 24).

Specific research areas are the following:

a) Nutrition, metabolism and childhood cancer (Nutrition and Epidemiology – Dr Marc Gunter and Dr Inge Huybrechts:

b) Identification of epigenetic markers of early-life factors in association with childhood cancer risk (Epigenetics – Dr Zdenko Herceg and Dr Akram Ghantous:

c) Exploring childhood cancer risk in industrially contaminated areas in Europe using data from population-based cancer registries (Cancer Surveillance – Dr Eva Steliarova-Foucher:

d) Contribution to the project “Cancer risk in childhood cancer survivors (CRICCS): understanding the causes to target prevention” (Cancer Surveillance – Dr Eva Steliarova-Foucher:

e) Exploration of the meaning of socioeconomic status within and across CLIC studies (Environment and Radiation – Dr Joachim Schüz:

f) Comparison of job-exposure-matrices from CLIC and the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium to explore the role of pesticides in the aetiology of childhood leukaemia (Environment and Radiation – Dr Joachim Schüz:

Fellowships are tenable at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France. The fellowship is for a period of two years, the second year being subject to satisfactory appraisal.

Applicants are eligible from any country, but applications from LMIC candidates or from candidates from any part of the world but with projects related to LMIC are actively promoted. Candidates are required to have finished their doctoral degree within five years of the closing date for application, or must be in the final year of their doctoral degree (their degree must have been awarded by the time of starting their Fellowship). Candidates with only a MD are also eligible to apply. The working languages at IARC are English and French. Candidates must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication. Candidates currently at IARC as fully-funded postdoctoral scientists, or candidates who have been at the Agency as a postdoctoral scientist or a student for a period greater than six months, cannot be considered.

Candidates are required to prepare their proposal with the IARC host Group of their choice (above-mentioned contact person to be specified in the message) by the application deadline.

Fellowships should be taken up before the end of 2020 (flexibility will be granted according to the global health situation). The current IARC postdoctoral stipend is € 2,820 per month. The cost of travel for the successful candidate, and in certain circumstances for dependants, will be met, a dependant’s allowance paid, and health insurance covered. Depending on certain conditions, Fellows from LMIC countries will be able to apply for an IARC return grant of max. 10,000 Euros after having been granted the second year of their Fellowship in order to start up an independent research programme linked to IARC’s activities upon return to their LMI country of origin.

For more information about postdoctoral stays at IARC, please read the Postdoctoral charter here.

Queries about the fellowship and application should be sent to

Applications are to be submitted online by 30 June 2020.

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