The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Fellowships 2011 - 2012, France

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Applications for training fellowships in 2011-2012 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.

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 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 must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication. 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 web site:

Fellowships must be taken up by 30 November 2011. The annual stipend is currently 31 860 Euros. 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.

This programme is partially supported by
the Italian Association for Research on Cancer and the
EC- FP7 Marie Curie Actions - People - COFUND

Applications must reach the Agency no later than 30 November 2010

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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:

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

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