International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC Fellowships for Cancer Research
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR TRAINING IN CANCER RESEARCH 2014-2015
Deadline for on-line applications has been extended to 31 December 2013
Applications for training fellowships in 2014-2015 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 eleven 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 are encouraged to 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’).
Fellowships must be taken up by 30 November 2014. The annual stipend with dependant allowance is competitive compared with other international fellowships schemes. The cost of travel for the Fellow, and in certain circumstances for dependants, will be met and health insurance covered.
This programme is partially supported by the
EC- FP7 Marie Curie Actions* – People – COFUND