CAT Researcher

The EORTC has developed a Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) system, the EORTC CAT Core, for measuring core cancer symptom and functional domains. The EORTC CAT consists of a number of item banks covering the core domains and a customised software system for dynamically selecting and presenting items and scoring outcomes (for more information on the EORTC CAT go to https://qol.eortc.org/cat/).

The post holder will work on the global implementation, promotion and use of the EORTC CAT. The position comprises scientific user support, developing strategies to promote the worldwide use of EORTC CAT, contribution to building of research infrastructure within EORTC and scientific development and research communication in publications and at conferences and meetings.

The researcher will work closely with the EORTC Quality of Life Group (QLG) appointed new technologies representative and with the principal investigators of EORTC CAT, Prof. Mogens Groenvold and principal statistician Morten Aagaard Petersen, who developed the CAT system in collaboration with the EORTC QLG.

Main aims and tasks:

  • To assist users of the EORTC CAT system in all phases from the initial queries for information about the system throughout the research process
  • Contribute to the development of a user manual and online support materials
  • To work with the original tool developers to continually update the CAT systems
  • Promote the EORTC CAT through publications, abstracts, newsletters, etc.
  • Present the EORTC CAT tool at research meetings and promote it at regular international conferences where EORTC has a presence (e.g. ISPOR, ISOQOL, ASCO, ESMO, etc.)
  • Coordinate the use of the EORTC CAT globally
  • Work with EORTC IT and other departments as needed in the implementation of CAT

Profile/Skills:

  • Master or PhD in Psychology, Medicine, Health Economics and Outcomes Reach, Public Health or similar.
  • Preferably experience in psychometrics, health-related outcome measures, quality of life.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Fluent in English.

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