International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships 2019/2020 (Fully Funded to Lyon, France)

Application Deadline: November 30th 2018

The application process for training fellowships in 2019-2020 is now open. Early career scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission, are invited to apply. Disciplines covered are: epidemiology (all disciplines included), biostatistics, bioinformatics, and areas related to mechanisms of carcinogenesis including molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics, and molecular pathology. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged.


  • Fellowships are tenable at IARC in Lyon, France working in a research Group.
  • Applicants are eligible from any low and middle income country (see the World Bank link) as IARC is particularly keen to promote the development of expertise in cancer research in these countries by training postdoctoral researchers who can return to apply their new skills and expertise.
  • Therefore, applications from candidates from low- and middle-income countries or applicants from any part of the world, but with projects related to low- and middle-income countries, are encouraged.
  • The Fellowship is for a period of 2 years, the second year being subject to satisfactory appraisal.
  • Candidates are required to have obtained their doctoral degree in the 5 years preceding the start date of the Fellowship.
  • Candidates in the final year of their PhD studies are eligible to apply but must have been awarded their degree by the time of starting their Fellowship (30 November 2019 at the latest).
  • The working languages at IARC are English and French.
  • Candidates must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication.
  • Candidates currently at IARC as fully-funded postdoctoral scientists, or candidates who have worked at the Agency as a postdoctoral scientist for a period greater than 6 months, cannot be considered.
  • Candidates are required to contact the host Group of their choice at IARC before applying in order to interact closely to establish a proposed programme of mutual interest.


  • The annual stipend with dependant allowance is competitive compared with other international fellowship schemes.
  • The cost of travel for the Fellow, and in certain circumstances for dependants, will be met, and health insurance covered


  • Fellowships must be taken up by 30 November 2019.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by end of May 2019.

More detailed information is available from:
Fellowship Programme
150 cours Albert-Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France
Tel: +33 (0)472 73 84 48; e-mail: [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019/2020



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