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The Epidemiology and Population Health Research Center (CESP) brings together more than 400 researchers, engineers, technicians and doctoral students working in most areas of health, such as cancer, chronic diseases and mental health, in 15 teams. The Cancer and Environment team is located in the Paul Brousse Hospital
in Villejuif and is composed of about twenty people. The work conducted in the Cancer and Environment team of CESP is mainly devoted to the study of the causes of cancer. One of the main objectives is to provide guidelines for cancer prevention. We are currently conducting several studies on cancers of the breast,
prostate, thyroid, lung and upper respiratory tract.
In the context of national and international collaborative projects, detailed epidemiological data as well as genetic data have been collected on different cancer sites. The team wants to recruit a research engineer with skills in genetic epidemiology to elucidate the common mechanisms between some of these cancers by identifying shared genetic susceptibility factors using GWAS data. The candidate will work in a cross-disciplinary team including biostatisticians, bioinformaticians and epidemiologists.
• Master-level with 2-3 years of relevant post-graduation experience or PhD in the field of Genetic Epidemiology, Genomic, Biostatistics or Bioinformatics
• Experience working with large scale genetic data sets
• Programming skills in R
• Able to communicate effectively and to interact in interdisciplinary setting
• Therese Truong, INSERM-CESP, team of Cancer Epidemiology: Genes and Environment (http://cesp.inserm.fr/)
• Marina Evangelou, Imperial College London, Department of Mathematics, Statistics Section.
Please submit your application by sending a letter of interest (in French or English) and CV by email to Therese Truong (email@example.com) and Marina Evangelou (firstname.lastname@example.org).