Lyon | Paris

Description of duties: Under the supervision of the P3 CSU Scientist, the incumbent is responsible for conducting international research using core indicators of cancer surveillance including cancer survival. The incumbent is responsible for supporting, adapting and, where applicable, developing novel statistical methods in the field of cancer survival, developing research protocols for high-quality data collection and the analysis and evaluation of methods, liaison with collaborators, supervision of statistical analysis within CSU, dissemination and publication of results, as well as attracting research funding from competitive sources. The incumbent is expected to stimulate synergy across the researchers in the Section and IARC and with CSU's international collaborators. Duties include:1) Adapt and develop new statistical methodologies applied to the multi-disciplinary field of cancer survival, with an emphasis on analysis in highly developed countries. 2) In the context of international epidemiological studies on cancer survival, conduct epidemiological research activities and contribute to the development of research projects including the analyses of core cancer indicators such as the up-to-date estimation of cancer survival in CSU.3) Contribute to the development of international inter-disciplinary research projects on survival with an aim to disentangle the multiple potential explanations for the differences in cancer survival between countries.4) Supervise and train the relevant technical staff and fellows in the Section on survival analytical techniques.5) Write and disseminate scientific manuscripts and reviews describing the results of studies and prepare technical and scientific reports.6) Contribute to writing grants with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources.7) Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential: PhD in epidemiology or biostatistics or in a similar field of research. Desirable: Have completed training in statistical analysis of survival. Skills: Excellent knowledge of statistical methods applied to epidemiology.Ability to use statistical programmes such as STATA or R which are essential in the cancer survival analysis.Excellent knowledge of statistical methods and concepts used in cancer epidemiology, including public health and clinical issues of cancer survival.Good oral and written communication skills. Good publication record in international journals.Familiar with preparation of grant applications.Ability to:- Behave consistently in accordance with clear personal ethics and values.- Discuss, understand and interpret relevant epidemiological, biostatistical and public health issues in the context of survival analysis.- Proactively engage and take initiatives in the conduct and evaluation of the studies.- Work in international collaborative projects.Required WHO competencies:Ability to:- produce and deliver quality results,- communicate in a credible and effective way, - foster integration and team work,- respect and promote individual and cultural differences. Experience: Essential: At least two years' professional experience in cancer epidemiology and/or survival analysis. Desirable: Experience with studies involving international multicentric collaborations and multidisciplinary teams (epidemiologists, clinicians, statisticians) on cancer. Supervision of early carrier scientists (Master or PhD level) and technical personnel. Languages: Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of French and other UN languages would be an asset. Additional Information: Please note that a list of publications is compulsory. To add this list, please go to your profile under additional documents.Candidates called for interview may be expected to give a seminar.IARC/WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave. Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, assignment grant, rental subsidy and home leave. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Lyon | Paris
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional
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  • Closing Date: 2016-02-04

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