Monday, 19 July 2010

Expertise Transfer Fellowship In France

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is the specialized cancer Agency of the World Health Organization (WHO). Situated in Lyons, France, the IARC houses both epidemiology and laboratory Groups allowing it to fulfil its mission: to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, to elucidate the mechanisms of carcinogenesis and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control.

The IARC is offering an Expertise Transfer Fellowship to enable an established investigator to spend normally from six to twelve months in an appropriate host institute in a low- / medium-resource country* in order to transfer knowledge and expertise in a research area relevant for the host country and related to the Agency's programmes. The major areas of activity are focused on understanding cancer etiology (including infections, nutrition, lifestyle, environment, radiation, genetics), developing strategies for cancer prevention (primary prevention, screening) and elucidating the underlying mechanisms of carcinogenesis through studies of molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics and molecular pathology. The Agency also has strong programmes dedicated to describing the global cancer burden and to the evaluation of carcinogenicity through its Monographs Programme. There is an emphasis on interdisciplinary work in the Agency's research activities.

Applications should include a proposed collaborative research project, specifying the link to IARC's on-going activities and a letter of support from the host lab giving details of feasibility and anticipated benefit to the receiving institute. A letter of endorsement from a research Group at IARC must also be provided. Priority will be given to projects directly linked to IARC's on-going research programme, involving at least one contact at IARC.
Applicants should be established cancer researchers actively engaged in the field with appropriate scientific or medical qualifications and an excellent publications' record. They must also belong to the staff of a university or a research institution.

Deadline for receipt of applications is: 30 November 2010 . Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of April 2011. There will be an annual remuneration of up to US$70,000, which will take into account the on-going salary of the Fellow. This amount may include limited support for the project. The cost of travel will also be met. The Award should be taken up no later than 30 November 2011.

(*any country other than those classified as high-income economies by the World Bank )

Applications can be downloaded in either PDF or Word6 Format expertisetransfer.pdf or expertisetransfer.doc

Fellowship application forms and more detailed information are available from:
Fellowship Programme
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:

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