Medical Doctor in Clinical Cancer Research

Contact person Dr. Evandro de Azambuja
Address Institut Jules Bordet


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Institut Jules Bordet

The Institut Jules Bordet, a university teaching hospital of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B), is a comprehensive cancer center in Belgium. Its services range from cancer screening to multidisciplinary cancer treatment and state-of-the art clinical and laboratory research, for which the Institute is renowned on both the national and international levels.

The Academic Promoting Team and (APT) and the Clinical Trial Support Unit (CTSU) are located at the Institut Jules Bordet (IJB). These are clinical trials units involved in the coordination and data management of large international phase III trials in the field of adjuvant
breast cancer therapy as well as well phase I-II trials in different tumour types. Since the mid-1990s, these clinical research units have hosted many fellows from numerous continents and Lebanon and Peru. A fellowship at the IJB research provides a unique experience for medical oncologists to become familiar with all aspects of the development and conduct of cancer clinical trials.

Job Description

Fellowship activities include:

  1. Acting as medical advisor for phase I, II or III trials in the field of neoadjuvant, adjuvant or metastatic breast cancer or other cancers; in addition to being responsible for all medical aspects of a particular trial, a medical advisor participates in conference calls, investigator and other meetings related to the study, often held at major oncology conferences
  2. Writing, discussing, and developing new study protocols in cancer (phase I to III studies)
  3. Writing review and research articles, book chapters, and abstracts under the guidance of a senior oncologist with expertise in a particular field of oncology
  4. Writing grant applications whenever required
  5. Attending and presenting journal clubs
  6. Interacting with other departments within the institution for related research activities
  7. Attending oncology conferences, meetings and workshops
  8. Helping on the training of new team members

Job Requirements

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Hold a degree in medicine and have recently completed, or are soon to complete, their specialization in Medical Oncology
  • Be no older than 35 years
  • Preferably have some clinical research and publication background
  • Be fluent in English (French and/or Dutch are an asset)
  • Be able to work in an international environment
  • Possess excellent communication skills and team spirit
  • Be able to work within established deadlines
  • Be able to work on different activities (multi-task)
  • Possess computer skills (Microsoft office)

How to Apply

Please send curriculum vitae, recommendation letter and a motivation letter by email

Application closing date

31 July 2018