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Research Scientist, Section of Evidence Synthesis and Classification (ESC), IARC Monographs Group (IMO), WHO, Lyon, France

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is recruiting an experienced

Research Scientist

to join its Section of Evidence Synthesis and Classification (ESC)
IARC Monographs Group (IMO)

Objectives of the programme

The Section of Evidence Synthesis and Classification (ESC) produces the WHO Classification of Tumours, the IARC Monographs and the IARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention. The Monographs and the Handbooks programmes identify, respectively, agents that can increase the risk of cancer and cancer-preventive agents or interventions. The programmes do this by convening international, interdisciplinary Working Groups of scientists to write critical reviews and develop evaluations of the published scientific evidence. The Monographs and Handbooks are used by national and international health agencies as scientific support for their actions to prevent exposure to known or suspected carcinogens, and to implement preventive interventions and strategies.

Job description

The incumbent is in charge of the preparation of, and follow-up from, a given Monographs or Handbook meeting. For each meeting, the incumbent works closely with the designated Responsible Officer, and also interacts with scientists in other ESC Groups in order to convene a successful meeting and complete the publication of the Monograph. Because topics vary widely, scientists in the Groups must be versatile and able to develop expertise in new areas. The incumbent serves primarily as a specialist in epidemiology for the Monographs but may be asked to take on other scientific or coordination responsibilities, including for the Handbooks.

Full description of functions, required qualifications and procedure for application can be found at the following link:

Only applications submitted via our online recruitment tool accessible from the requisition notice published on our Internet site will be considered (accessible through the link above).

Application deadline: 18 Aug 2018

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Application deadline: 18 Aug 2018

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