Medical Advisor

Intro text: 

The Breast International Group (BIG) is a non-profit research organization that represents the largest global network of academic groups dedicated to breast research. 30+ clinical trials are run or under development under the BIG umbrella at any one time. 

BIG is recruiting a Medical Advisor (Orientation Breast Cancer)


Function: Contributes to the scientific development, set-up and conduct of clinical trials, research programs and related activities in collaboration with other BIG Headquarters (HQ) scientific staff, BIG members and various scientific partners

Primary responsibilities:

  • Supports BIG scientific leadership, under the guidance of the BIG Medical Director, to develop and execute BIG’s scientific mission and strategic goals
  • Contributes to the conception of patient-focused, new-drug and non-drug, patient- oriented clinical trials and research programmes for BIG
  • Supports the further development of clinical trials and research programmes with various scientific partners, including BIG Group members, other academic networks, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and various vendors, among others
  • Participates in the negotiation, set-up and conduct of multinational scientific collaborations involving multiple partners, e.g., by contributing to study protocol development and writing as well as core document review as an expert in one or more areas of clinical research
  • Supports the project management team in the review of core study documents, scientific meeting preparation and various other activities
  • Supports the finance and legal teams in the budget and contracts planning
  • Provides scientific training and guidance to staff members
  • Plans, attends and follows-up on scientific, project and business meetings, including those of trial-specific committees
  • Ensures compliance to GCP, SOPs and ethical conduct within the studies for which one is responsible
  • Represents the association in its various scientific activities, including speaking at workshops, cancer conferences and other events as needed

Qualifications sought:

  • Medical degree, experience in Oncology Clinical Research and Breast Cancer preferably
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Fluent spoken/written English, other languages are a plus
  • High standard of verbal and written communication skills
  • Being positive, enthusiastic and energetic, with a ‘’hands-on’’ approach…
  • Ability to work effectively in multicultural teams, as well as independently
  • Interest in working in fast-paced, non -profit academic research environment

What is offered: 

a stimulating international environment and a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Send your motivation letter and cv to recruitment[at]