Quality of Life Fellowship Program In children’s leukemia patients and children’s leukemia survivors.

EORTC promotes multidisciplinary cancer research in Europe. EORTC research is conducted in over 300 university hospitals in 32 countries. Its network of investigators comprises more than 2500 scientists and clinicians collaborating in 20 multidisciplinary groups.

The EORTC offers a one-year research quality of life (QOL) fellowship (renewable to a maximum of 1 year).

The researcher will work on a project about patient-reported outcomes and QOL of survivors of childhood cancer. The data will be collected from survivors who participated in cancer clinical studies as a child. The work of the Fellow will be embedded in the activities of the EORTC Quality of Life Group, which include activities of the international academic research organization. This fellowship will be dedicated to research on health-related QOL in children’s leukemia patients and children’s leukemia survivors.

Main aims and tasks

The focus of the fellowship will be developing a database of QOL outcome data to answer critical questions on the long-term QOL of childhood leukemia survivors. The fellow will be expected to:

  • Coordinate and manage the day-to-day activities of the project
  • Request and follow-up QOL data from the different participating hospitals in Belgium and in France
  • Develop the database to conduct research on the long-term QOL of childhood leukemia survivors
  • Carry out analyses to answer the research questions in relation to long-term outcomes of survivors of childhood cancer
  • Work closely with other members of the team and international collaborators to successfully deliver project outcomes
  • Present findings in international conferences
  • Write final reports and articles for publication

Profile/Skills:

  • A Master’s degree or PhD in a Social Science (e.g. Health Psychology) or other applicable field, with strong statistical skills
  • Affinity with research and interest in pediatrics and long-term outcome evaluations
  • Strong knowledge of French and English
  • Ability to work independently, under supervision of a QOL department staff
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have an interest in research methodology and good research practices in patient-reported outcomes and QOL research
  • Motivated and has a strong sense of responsibility
  • Be able to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment
  • Be under 35 years old

Please send a curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and two letters of recommendation to:

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Application should be sent in English

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