2017-2018 Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship in France

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of World Health Organization is offering postdoctoral fellowships which are open to candidates from any country. These fellowships are intended for early career scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission.

IARC is particularly keen to promote the development of expertise in cancer research in low- and middle-income countries by training postdoctoral researchers from these countries who can return to apply their new skills and expertise.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is an intergovernmental agency forming part of the World Health Organization of the United Nations.

The working languages at IARC are English and French. Candidates must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for postdoctoral researchers to complete their training Job Vacancy at IARC in France.

Study Subject: Early career scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission, are invited to apply. Disciplines covered are: epidemiology (all disciplines included), biostatistics, bioinformatics, and areas related to mechanisms of carcinogenesis including molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics, and molecular pathology. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged.

Scholarship Award: The annual stipend is currently 33,000 Euros and will be paid monthly in advance. Stipends are not considered as a substitute for any salary paid to a Fellow at home.

Scholarship can be taken in France

Eligibility:

  • The IARC fellowships are intended for early career scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission. Disciplines covered are: epidemiology (all disciplines included), biostatistics, bioinformatics, and areas related to, mechanisms of carcinogenesis including molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics, and molecular pathology. Interdisciplinary project are encouraged. Fellowships are tenable at IARC in Lyon, France working in a research Group. Applicants are eligible from any country. IARC is particularly keen to promote the development of expertise in cancer research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) by training postdoctoral researchers from these countries who can return to apply their new skills and expertise. Therefore, applications from candidates from low- and middle-income countries or from any part of the world but with projects related to low- and middle-income countries are encouraged.
  • Candidates are required to have obtained their doctoral degree in the five years preceding the closing date for applications.
  • Candidates in the final year of their PhD studies are eligible to apply but must have been awarded their degree by the time of starting their Fellowship (30 November of the Selection year Job Vacancy at latest). The working languages at IARC are English and French. Candidates must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication.
  • Candidates attached to commercial entities or who have an association with the tobacco industry are not eligible.
  • Candidates currently working as IARC-funded postdoctoral scientists, or candidates who have worked Job Vacancy at Agency as a postdoc for a period greater than six months, cannot be considered.
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Nationality: IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to candidates from any country. However, priority is given to candidates from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), or to candidates from other countries with projects of relevance to LMICs.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Candidates with a MD are eligible to apply.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: The working languages at IARC are English and French. Candidates must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication.

How to Apply: Applications should be made on-line via the Agency’s website

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Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 November 2016.

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