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Postdoctoral Fellowship for Training in Cancer Research 2014-2015

Applications are now open for a postdoctoral fellowship for training in cancer research at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France.

IARC is part of the World Health Organisation. Its mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer prevention and control.

Applications for a training fellowship in 2014-2015 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), 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.

The Fellowship is tenable at the IARC in Lyon, France working in a research Group. 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 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 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 website: (see Research Sections).

The fellowship 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, a dependant's allowance paid, and health insurance covered.

Cancer Council Australia  has funded IARC in this regard, requesting that IARC conducts training on its behalf as per the priorities defined in IARC?s statutes and Medium-Term-Strategy and Implementation Plan for 2010-2014.

Click here to access the online application form and further information for applications document. For more information from IARC go to

Applications are to be submitted online by: 30 November 2013

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