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Position Deleted on 2/01/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
  • Admin - Laboratory and Research
  • Admin - Health and Medical Services
Application Due:
Full Time
71,000 to 76,500 EUR Per Year
The Cancer Information (CIN) Section at IARC is responsible for the collection, estimation, dissemination and interpretation of the key indicators that describe the cancer burden at the global, regional and national level.

In order to achieve this objective, CIN Section works closely with and provides support to cancer registries around the world and, in particular, seeks to advocate and capacity-build population-based cancer registration in low- and medium-income countries (LMIC). The IARC-led multi-agency Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development in Low and Middle Income Countries (GICR) was launched in 2011 to establish effective mechanisms to expand the coverage and quality of data from population-based cancer registries (PBCR) in LMIC and attain a global fund for such activities. Now in its operational phase, a series of IARC Regional Hubs for Cancer Registration are being rolled out in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Coordinated by IARC in collaboration with designated local Principal Investigators in each Hub, the objective of the Regional Hubs is to provide the necessary support, training, research capacity and advocacy tools to assist in a sustainable expansion of high-quality PBCR within defined Hub regions. An IARC Regional Hub for Cancer Registration has been operational in Mumbai, India since late-2011 and covers Southern, Central and Eastern Asia. In collaboration with the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research, an African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN) is developing into a regional Hub covering sub-Saharan Africa. Agreements have been reached to launch a Hub in Izmir, Turkey to cover Western Asia and Northern Africa by early-2013, while discussions are on-going regarding a Hub initiative to assist registration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Reporting to the Deputy Head within the CIN Section, the successful candidate will liaise and collaborate with cancer registries and the local Principal Investigators of the IARC Regional Hubs for Cancer Registration to provide the necessary support, training, advocacy and research to registries within the defined hub regions.

  • MD or Ph.D. in epidemiology, or in biostatistics, or the equivalent.
  • Excellent knowledge of cancer registration, cancer epidemiology and the role of cancer registries in cancer control and cancer research.
  • Excellent communication skills and proven teaching abilities.
  • High capacity to manage workload, set priorities and liase with multiple partners across activities.
  • Ability to allocate work to others and follow up activities.
  • Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team and to adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate in a credible and effective way, to produce results and to respect and promote individual and cultural differences.
  • Fluent in English with preferably a working knowledge of French. Other languages are an advantage.
Experience: At least five years' experience in cancer registration activities and cancer epidemiological research, including experience in an international environment. Proven track record in leading on cancer registration activities, and knowledge of the challenges of registration in low and middle income countries.

Desirable: Supervisory experience. Evidence of coordination role in multi-partner studies and/or networks. Knowledge of CanReg5 software.

Online applications are accepted at under "Vacancies". Vacancy Notice No. IARC/13/FT1. The closing date is 30 January 2013.
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