Andrée Dutreix Medical Physics fellowship at the EORTC 2023 - 2024
Position: Medical Physics Fellow
Institution: European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Application closes at: Dec 31st, 2022 11:04
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 European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) offers a one-year research fellowship (renewable to a maximum of 3 years with the possibility of a PhD) to an Early career medical physics researcher interested in being involved in clinical trials.
The focus of the AD fellow’s work will be on quality assurance and quality improvement in radiation oncology trials. The fellow will be learning clinical trial methodology as well as getting acquainted with all the skills necessary to effectively store, process and analyze clinical trial radiotherapy data for QA, data-driven quality improvement, with emphasis on RT plan analysis.
The fellow will work under mentorship of Doctor Nick Reynaert, EORTC RTQA Physics Chair (Institute J.Bordet, BE), and with local supervision by EORTC HQ staff. She/he will have access to training courses in clinical trial methodology, statistics and radiation therapy physics. The AD fellow will work in synergy with the Emmanuel van der Schueren radiation oncologist RTQA fellow.
Specific projects will depend on the fellow’s skills and profile, and will include at a minimum:
- Cross-trial investigation of dose homogeneity and patient outcome resulting from planning SABR treatment of lung lesions with prescription to the PTV versus prescription to the GTV .
- Implementation and validation of NTCP models to support prospective patient RTQA in EORTC clinical trials. 
- Retrospective assessment of the impact of individual case review on patient outcome.
- Be an early career medical physicist
- Have a focus or interest in cancer clinical research
- Preferably has clinical research background
- Be fluent in English
- Be computer literate
- Ability to script/code in Python, R or equivalent for DICOM data analysis is a plus.
- Be able to work in an international environment.
- Have excellent communication skills and team spirit.
Support to the fellow is provided by a multidisciplinary staff including medical doctors and biostatisticians.
The fellowship will take place at the EORTC Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
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.
Deadline for application is 30/12/2022.
- Lacornerie T, Lisbona A, Mirabel X, Lartigau E and Reynaert N, 2014, GTV based prescription in SBRT for lung lesions using advanced dose calculation algorithms, Radiother. Oncol., 9:223
- Sharabiani M, Clementel E, Andratschke N, Collette L, Fortpied C, Gregoire V, Overgaard J, Willmann J, Hurkmans C. Independent external validation using the EORTC HNCG-ROG 1219 DAHANCA trial data of NTCP models for acute oral mucositis. Radiother Oncol 2021.