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International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
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International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Lyon, France

Applications from highly qualified persons are invited for the post of Director, IARC, for a term of five years beginning on 1 January 2019, renewable for one five-year term. IARC is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), and is recognized internationally as a leading cancer research institution, located in Lyon, France.


The Director has the overall responsibility for the development and implementation of the scientific programme of IARC, which involves both epidemiological and laboratory research, as well as training and dissemination of scientific information. The position is appropriate for a professional with experience and international reputation in cancer research, recognized scientific leadership and managerial skills, a clear public health vision and commitment to safeguarding the Agency’s impartiality, objectivity and freedom from interests extraneous to science and public health.  


The 2018 net salary is US$ 131 853 per annum plus a cost of living allowance, indicatively 40% of the net base salary at the current level. Additional benefits include relocation, health insurance, education grant, home leave and six weeks of annual leave.


Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, must be submitted by 15 February 2018 using the standard form available at http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/iarcnews/pdf/AnnouncementDIRPosition2018_Final.docx


Further information concerning IARC and its work can be found on its website (http://www.iarc.fr).











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