Cambridge University Reporter

International Agency for Research on Cancer


Applications for training fellowships in 2007-08 are invited from junior scientists wishing to be trained in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency's own programme: epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental chemical carcinogenesis, cancer etiology and prevention, infection and cancer, molecular cell biology, molecular genetics, molecular pathology and mechanisms of carcinogenesis, with emphasis on interdisciplinary projects.

Fellowships are tenable at the IARC in Lyon, France working in a research Group. Applicants are eligible from any country other than those classified as high-income economies by the World Bank ( The fellowship is for a period of one year, with the possibility of an extension for a second year subject to satisfactory appraisal. Candidates should 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.). They must provide evidence of their ability to return to their home country and keep working in cancer research. 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 6 months preceding the application deadline or who have already spent more than one year at IARC cannot be considered. Candidates should contact the host Group of their choice at IARC before application in order to interact closely to establish a proposed programme of mutual interest. Details regarding the IARC's research programmes are available from the Agency's web site:

Fellowships must be taken up by 31 December 2007. The annual stipend will be approximately 25 000 Euros, net of tax. 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.

Please write to Fellowship Programme, INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER, 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:, Internet: Applications must reach the Agency no later than 30 November 2006