Open position for a Quality of Life fellow

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 fellowship (renewable to a maximum of 3 years) to learn about patient-reported outcomes and quality of life in cancer clinical studies by participating in the activities of the Quality of Life department and being immersed in the activities of an international academic research organization.

Quality of life (QOL) data are collected in clinical trials to supplement traditional clinical outcomes (e.g. survival), and help determine the effectiveness of a treatment when quality of life, and not survival, is the ultimate goal. However, the utility of QOL data can go beyond these objectives; the availability of such data enables the investigation of significant but neglected topics relating to QOL in various areas of clinical cancer trials research.

Main aims and tasks:

The focus of the fellowship will be on building a database of quality life (QOL) data from closed cancer clinical trials and to exploit this database to answer critical questions on QOL. The fellow will be expected to:

  • Coordinate and manage the day-to-day activities of the project
  • Request, follow-up and merge QOL data from various EORTC academic and pharma-led cancer clinical trials
  • Exploit the database to conduct research on quality of life in cancer clinicaltrials
  • 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


  • Master’s degree (or preferably a PhD) in Psychology, Health Economics and Outcome Research or similar, with sound knowledge of statistics
  • Preferably experience in psychometrics, health-related outcome measures, quality of life
  • Working knowledge of SAS is an asset
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Motivated and with own initiative
  • A team player and with a collaborative mind set
  • Ability to work independently, under supervision of the Quality of Life Department staff
  • Fluent in English, both oral and written
  • Age below 35 years

Please send a curriculum vitae, a letter of intent and two letters of recommendation to:

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Application should be sent in English

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