Expertise Transfer Fellowship 2010

Expertise Transfer Fellowship

Applications for a training fellowship in 2011 – 2012 are invited from postdoctoral scientists who are Australian nationals, who intend to pursue a career in cancer research and wish to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission and of priority for the Cancer

Council Australia :

To coordinate and conduct both epidemiological and laboratory research into the causes and prevention of cancer. Disciplines covered are : epidemiology (including genetic and molecular), bio statistics, bio informatics, 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.

The Fellowship is tenable at the IARC in Lyon, France working in a research Group. The fellowship is for a period of one year, with the possibility of an extension for a second year subject to satisfactory appraisal.

Candidates are required to have spent less than five years abroad (including doctoral studies) and have finished their doctoral degree within five years of the closing date for application or be in the final phase of completing their doctoral degree (M.D. or Ph.D.). The working languages at IARC are English and French.

Candidates already working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Agency at the time of application or who have had any contractual relationship with IARC during the six months preceding the application deadline or who have already spent more than one year at IARC 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 website :  http://www.iarc.fr

Causes and Prevention of Cancer :

Emphasis is placed on elucidating the role of environmental and lifestyle risk factors and studying their interplay with genetic background in population – based studies and appropriate experimental models.

This emphasis reflects the understanding that most cancers are, directly or indirectly, linked to environmental factors and thus are preventable. The IARC Monographs Programme is a core element of the Agency’s portfolio of activities, with international expert working groups evaluating the evidence of the carcinogenicity of specific exposures.

The Agency is also committed to studying approaches for the early detection of cancer and in evaluating prevention strategies.

A Global Reference For Cancer Information :

The IARC has an important role in describing the burden of cancer worldwide, through co-operation with and assistance to cancer registries and in monitoring geographical variations and trends over time. Key publications include the Cancer Incidence in Five Continents series and GLOBOCAN.

The classification of human tumours as reported in the WHO “Blue Book” series is an additional resource of value to cancer researchers and clinicians worldwide. In all cases the Agency strives to make its findings available to the widest possible audience.

Application Deadline : 30 November 2010