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).

This fellowship will be dedicated to research on long-term QOL in childhood leukemia survivors.

The work of the Fellow will be embedded in the activities of the EORTC QOL Group, which include activities of the international academic research organization.

Main aims and tasks

The focus of the fellowship will be analyzing QOL outcome data to answer critical questions on the long-term QOL of childhood leukemia survivors, in view of the presentation of the results in international conferences and publications.

The data (medical, socio-economic and QOL) are already collected in the EORTC database.

The fellow will be expected to:

  • Use the EORTC 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
  • Coordinate and manage the day-to-day activities of the project
  • 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


  • 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 survivorship and long-term outcome evaluations
  • Strong knowledge of 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

 Support to the fellow is provided by a multidisciplinary staff including psychologists, medical doctors and biostatisticians. The fellowship will take place at the EORTC Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and the work will be carried with international collaborators in several European countries.

The EORTC offers a highly stimulating, professional and friendly atmosphere
in an international environment.

Please send curriculum vitae and cover letter in English and 2 letters of recommendations to:

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