Scientist (Cancer Control) at WHO, Lyons, France

Deadline: 30 December 2017

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Scientist (Cancer Control) in Lyons, France. The duration of this post is 18 months.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Scientist (Cancer Control) will perform the following-

  • Evaluate the performance characteristics of new and emerging HPV vaccines & cancer early detection tests in terms of accuracy and validity and evaluate their effectiveness in reducing cancer incidence and/or mortality using suitable experimental and observational research projects and in programmatic settings;
  • Acquire, validate and use the data and outcomes generated by routine national and regional screening, awareness and early diagnosis programs in LMICs to improve the quality and range of such data on cancer early detection;
  • Support pilot introduction and evaluation of effective early detection and prevention methods in national and sub-national settings;
  • Attract research funding from competitive sources including national and multi-national funding agencies in order to organize and sustain the early detection research projects;
  • Develop training resources and organize courses on cancer early detection as applicable to LMICs to support development of trained human resources and early detection research projects and programs; teach in training courses organized by other IARC programs; supervise visiting students and fellows; represent IARC in various ad-hoc committees and international consultations on cancer early detection and control;

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • MD (preferably in gynecology, oncology or related discipline) or PhD (in epidemiology, public health or biomedical sciences).
  • Post-graduate qualification in one or more of the following fields: 1) epidemiology, 2) public health, 3) health services administration, 4) health economics or 5) other related discipline.
  • Expert knowledge of English is essential.
  • Knowledge of other UN languages such as Spanish or French would be an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.