Fellowship in Biostatistics (2024-2025)

EORTC promotes multidisciplinary cancer research in Europe. EORTC research is conducted in over 928 institutions in 36 countries. Its network of investigators comprises more than 5,300 scientists and clinicians collaborating in 18 active groups and task forces. EORTC walks closely together with patients through phases from cancer diagnosis, treatment, and their psychosocial experience after cancer.

The EORTC offers a one-year research fellowship (renewable to a maximum of 3 years) to learn the methodology of cancer clinical studies and be immersed in the activities of an international academic research organization.

The fellow will work under the keen supervision of experienced biostatisticians and will collaborate and interact with a multidisciplinary team inside the organization as well as with key opinion leaders in the field.

The fellowship is a full-time position based at the EORTC Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

Main responsibilities / Major Activities

  • Analysis of data from EORTC cancer clinical studies
  • Contributing to the publication of results in scientific journals


  • A Master’s degree or PhD in statistics or mathematics or equivalent degree with good knowledge of statistics or mathematics.
  • Good knowledge of English.
  • Experience with the use of SAS or affinity for programming demonstrated by the knowledge of other programming languages.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with survival data analysis is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently, under the supervision of a senior statistician.
  • Good communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Interest in medical research.
  • Ability to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment.

Please complete the form online or send a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation in English and 2 letters of recommendation or names of referees to
Candidates are welcome to attach to their application other documents demonstrating their statistical or mathematical skills such as their university diploma supplement with information about the courses they followed and grades they had, letters of recommendation, or an electronic version of their thesis or other published work.


Hybrid working environment (from Belgium only)
30 days holidays (full time)
Free parking
Reimbursement of public transport

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