WHO Postdoctoral Fellowships for Early Career Scientists

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Postdoctoral candidates interested in funded research opportunities are invited to join the International Agency for Research on Cancer on a two-year fellowship. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of €2,820 in addition to travel coverage, training allowance, and health insurance. The deadline is on 30 November 2020.

WHO Postdoctoral Fellowships
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WHO Postdoctoral Fellowships: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization (WHO).

IARC coordinates and conducts both epidemiological and laboratory research into the causes of human cancer.

Candidates are required to prepare their research proposal in line with IARC’s three emerging priorities, namely evolving cancer risk factors and populations in transition, implementation research, or economic and societal impacts of cancer.

Fellowships are tenable at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France. The fellowship is for a period of two years.

The current IARC postdoctoral stipend is €2,820 per month.

The cost of travel for the successful candidate, and in certain circumstances for dependants, will be met, a dependant’s allowance and a training allowance paid, and health insurance covered, within IARC’s maximum liability.

Depending on certain conditions, fellows from LMIC countries will be able to apply for an IARC return grant of max. €10,000 during the second year of their fellowship in order to start up an independent research program.

The deadline is on 30 November 2020.

Main Criteria

Only candidates from low and middle-income countries are eligible to apply. All candidates are required to have finished their doctoral degree within five years of the closing date for application, or must be in the final year of their doctoral degree.

The working languages at IARC are English and French. Candidates must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication.

Find out more here.

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