2020 WHO Postdoctoral Research Grant in Cancer Studies for Developing Countries

World Health Organisation (WHO) invites application for Postdoctoral Research Grant in Cancer Studies. The postdoctoral opportunity is in the IARC Section of Environment and Radiation, to contribute to various cancer research studies in Africa, mainly the African Breast Cancer – Disparities in Outcomes cohort ABC-DO.  The ABC-DO cohort investigates multi-dimensional factors contributing to low breast cancer survival across five sub-Saharan African countries. Candidates from low- and middle-income countries are particularly encouraged to apply.  For more information about postdoctoral program at IARC, please study the Postdoctoral charter here

Award Details:

  • Type: Postdoctoral
  • Number of Awards: 40 postdoctoral scientists
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Worth: € 2,820 per month
  • Application Deadline: 22nd August 2020


  • The selected candidate will interact closely with Dr Valerie McCormack and with the teams across sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The current postdoctoral opportunity will be involve in analyses and drafting of manuscripts based on existing ABC-DO data, e.g. on quality-of-life, survival analyses, social inequalities, treatment adherence and adverse events.
  • The candidate will also be involved in fieldwork co-ordination, travel, grant writing and reporting to funders.


The successful candidate would ideally have:

  • a PhD in epidemiology or biostatistics
  • strong statistical, analytical and programming skills ideally in STATA
  • excellent English language communication skills
  • experience in cancer research, survival analysis or research in Africa.

How to apply:

Interested candidates may contact Dr Valerie McCormack (mccormackv@iarc.fr) as soon as possible with informal inquiries about the position. Applicants should send a cover letter and CV, by 22 August 2020, including a list of publications and a description of previous research experience, as well as the names and addresses of two academic referees, to:

Mrs Christine Bassier

Section of Environment and Radiation

150 cours Albert Thomas

69372 Lyon Cedex 08


Email: bassierc@iarc.fr

For more information, visit the award webpage


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