Senior Biostatistician

The statistics department of EORTC is a team of approximately 20 analysts, fellows, statisticians, and epidemiologists, providing methodological support to the EORTC clinical trials and research projects. The department is at the forefront of methodological development through collaborations with several international initiatives and has a strong track  record in education in terms of methodological training in courses and workshops as well as in individual training through its fellowship program. This was acknowledged in 2015 when the department received the Flanders’ Training Network for Methodology and Statistics award (FLAMES award).

Main responsibilities / Major Activities

  • With the medical experts, to support the EORTC in the elaboration and realization of its scientific research agenda. The senior biostatistician is responsible for the portfolio of projects in one or more cancer types
  • To provide methodological support for the development, conduct and reporting of clinical studies and exploratory research projects (development of the initial concept, writing the statistical sections of the protocol, supervising database setup and cleaning, writing the statistical analysis plan, preparing the statistical analysis reports and contributing to the publication of results).
  • To actively contribute to the development and maintenance of state of the art methodology in the department of statistics
  • To disseminate the EORTC methodology of clinical trials through teaching assignments at training courses or conferences
  • To actively contribute to the departments functioning by maintaining standard operating procedures and working instructions
  • To oversee the activities of junior statisticians
  • To provide independent and objective assessment of projects in line with internationally recognized guidance and practices.


The position is open for candidates with an MSc, PhD or ScD degree in biostatistics or statistics with at least 5 years of experience in clinical trials research (preferably oncology). In addition, the position requires

  • Experience in the design of (preferably oncology) clinical trials and in survival analysis is a must.
  • Proficiency in the use of SAS; experience with R is an asset
  • Experience with CDISC/ADAM
  • Knowledge in health-related quality of life and/or health technology assessment is an asset
  • Good communication skills in both oral and written English
  • Ability to work in an international multidisciplinary environment
  • Capable of presenting and debating projects with partners
  • Able to write scientific communications
  • Dynamic and capable of working autonomously
  • Team player
  • Motivated by the mission of EORTC

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