Education and Training
IARC Fellowships for Cancer Research
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Training in Cancer Research 2013-2014
Applications for training fellowships in 2013-2014 are invited from junior scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency's mission: to coordinate and conduct both epidemiological and laboratory research into the causes and prevention of cancer. Disciplines covered are: epidemiology (including genetic and molecular), biostatistics, bioinformatics, and areas related to mechanisms of carcinogenesis including molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics, and molecular pathology. There is an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects.
IARC awards between eight to ten new fellowships per year, depending on availability of funds. Fellowships are tenable at the IARC in Lyon, France working in a research Group. Applicants are eligible from any country. The IARC is particularly keen to promote the development of expertise in cancer research in low- and medium-resource countries by training postdoctoral researchers from these countries who can return to apply their new skills and expertise. Therefore, applications from candidates from low- and medium-resource countries or applicants from any part of the world but with projects related to low- and medium-resource countries are encouraged. The fellowship is for a period of two years, the second year being subject to satisfactory appraisal. Candidates are required to have finished their doctoral degree (Ph.D.) within five years of the closing date for application, or be in the final phase of completing their doctoral degree. The working languages at IARC are English and French. Candidates must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication. Candidates currently working as IARC-funded postdoctoral scientists, or candidates who have worked at the Agency for a period greater than six months, cannot be considered. Candidates must contact the host Group of their choice at IARC before application in order to interact closely to establish a proposed programme of mutual interest. Contact with the Group Heads can be made through the Agency's web site: www.iarc.fr (see 'Research Sections').
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The annual stipend is currently 33 000 Euros. The cost of travel for the Fellow, and in certain circumstances for dependants, will be met, a dependant's allowance paid, and health insurance covered.
Fellowship application forms and more detailed information are available from:
INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER
150 cours Albert-Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France
Tel: +33 (0)472 73 84 48; Fax: +33 (0)472 73 80 80; E-mail:
For information on other postdoctoral opportunities at IARC, see here