Scope of the Job

The Translational Research operation manager is  part of the TR department of EORTC. She/he serves as the EORTC HQ expert at practical implemention of TR and ensures quality of samples and associated processes and TR data throughtout trials.

Main responsibilities / Major Activities

Translational research implementation in the EORTC trials and research projects

  • Participates in the practical implementation of the TR part of protocol interacting with study team.
  • Participates in the technical development of projects involving TR. This includes database set-up, forms design, clinical operation management, and interface with the HQ units and investigators.
  • Provides advice to clinical operation managers on how to set up biobanking and TR procedures in the protocol (tissue processing, sending, collection, storing).
  • Works on developing and maintaining a TR project database to enable tracking of the TR portfolio of the EORTC, in conjunction with other units at the EORTC HQ.
  • Provides advice to data managers on the design of sample collection forms (sample CRFs).


  • Work with the operational department to monitor any deviation in quality of samples or sample workflow. Assess the root of the problem and coordinate with the QA department if necessary.
  • Support the EORTC QA department with monitoring and audit of central labs and biobank and if necessary the clinical sites

Data sharing

  • Assess the availability of samples and molecular data for data sharing
  • Check Patient Informed Consent to allow data sharing
  • Assess the scientific robustness of the proposal and coordinate review by external experts


  • Relevant clinical or biomedical MSc/BS with at least 4 years of relevant experience (preferentially working in a lab with clinical samples)
  • Relevant experience can be any technical role in clinical trials, or applied research in academic, hospital or industry setting. In particular in running biomarker-driven assays (NGS, IHC,…)
  • Credibility in scientific environments
  • Dynamic self-starter
  • Able to work independently and manage competing priorities
  • Well organized and flexible
  • Able to function well in a team, whether motivating collaborators and colleagues to move projects forward or providing support to ongoing collaborations
  • Able to write and check content and quality of scientific documents
  • Good communicator with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Excellent spoken and written English

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