As an independent, non-governmental, non-profit cancer research Organisation established under the laws of Belgium, its mission is to coordinate and conduct international translational and clinical research to improve the standard of cancer treatment for patients.
EORTC aims ultimately to increase people’s survival and quality of life by testing new therapeutic strategies based on existing drugs, surgery, and radiotherapy. EORTC also helps develop new drugs and approaches in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry and in patients’ best interests.
In addition to independence, EORTC is recognised for scientific and methodological rigor bringing robust datasets to doctors and patients for therapeutic improvement. EORTC covers all disciplines to fight against cancer. EORTC research leaves no one behind and addresses all patients, including patients with rare tumours and specific patient populations.
The EORTC offers a one-year research fellowship (renewable to a maximum of 3 years) to an early career researcher. The fellowship will focus on developing a strategy to ensure EORTC Quality of Life Group (EORTC QLG) patient-reported outcome measures fit the changing standards for cancer clinical trials. Additionally, the fellow will also learn about patient-reported outcomes and quality-of-life research in cancer clinical by participating in the activities at the EORTC Headquarters and in the Quality-of-Life department.
This fellowship training will be done under the supervision of staff members from the EORTC Quality-of-Life department (QLD).
Main responsibilities / Major Activities
- Coordinate and manage the day-to-day activities of the project
- Conduct scoping and/or systematic literature reviews on current standards on validity and reliability of patient-reported outcome measures
- Contribute to the analysis and publication of the Quality-of-life results of EORTC studies
- Gain professional experience in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical studies in oncology through participation in the day-to-day activities of the QLD
- Work closely with other members of the team and international collaborators to successfully deliver project outcomes
- Present findings at international conferences
- Write final reports and co-author articles for publication
- Master’s degree (or a PhD) in Psychology, Health Economics, Outcome Research, or equivalent degree with excellent statistical skills
- Preferably experience with patient-reported outcomes or health-related outcomes research
- Have an interest in psychometric research and methodology; and creating standards for good methodological practices in quality of life/patient-reported outcomes research in oncology
- Excellent organizational skills and motivation and with own initiative
- A team player with a collaborative mindset
- Ability to work independently, and under the supervision of QLD staff
- Be fluent in English both orally and in writing
Support to the fellow is provided by a multidisciplinary staff and network including medical doctors, quality-of-life specialists, psychometricians/methodologists, and biostatisticians. The fellowship will take place at the EORTC Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.