Scope of the Job

The Translational Research Scientist serves as the EORTC HQ coordinator of the TR development in EORTC projects.

Main responsibilities

Translational research implementation in the EORTC trials

  • Participates in the development of the TR part of protocol outlines interacting with the clinical research physician, the statistician, the clinical scientist, pathobiology group, the TR investigators, and the clinical investigators. Critical review of the outlines is expected.
  • Facilitates the interpretation, communication, and integration of TR advisory committee comments into study protocols. Reviews the TR and pathology protocol chapters.
  • Participates in the technical development of projects involving TR. This includes database set-up, forms design, project management, and interface with the HQ units and investigators (e.g. for pathology review protocol chapters, working with the pathologists to determine correct pathology review process).
  • Provides advice to project 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).

Database &Documentation

  • Coordinates the development of the tissue bank database and data management system for TR within the scope of the EORTC clinical trials (e.g. samples tool, sample CRF template).
  • Assists in developing policies, work instructions and procedures for managing TR samples and data within the scope of the EORTC and associated documentation.


  • Relevant clinical or biomedical Ph.D or MD and 3 year of relevant experience or MSc/MRes, pharmacy degree and 4 years of relevant experience
  • Relevant experience can be any research role in clinical trials, drug development or applied research in academic, hospital or industry setting
  • At least 3 years’ experience leading to a degree of specialist knowledge of the medical and scientific activities related to oncology
  • Credibility in scientific environments
  • R&D drug development experience is an advantage


  • 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

Application form

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