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 looking for a:


Function: Contributes to the medical aspects of the development 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 R&D Director and other team members as applicable, to develop and execute BIG’s scientific mission and strategic goals
  • Contributes to the conception of patient-focused, clinical trials and research programmes or translational research projects for BIG
  • Supports the further development of research programmes and clinical trials with various scientific partners, including BIG 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 and translational research
  • Supports and/or coordinates the activities of task forces and working groups involving key opinion leaders in the field
  • 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 for the clinical trials and research programmes for which one is responsible
  • Participating in data quality control and analysis
  • Ensures compliance to GCP, SOPs and ethical conduct within the studies for which one is responsible
  • Contributing to grant applications, reports, and academic papers
  • Provides scientific and/or medical training and guidance to staff members
  • Plans, attends and follows-up on scientific, project and business meetings, including those of trial-specific committees
  • Represents the association in its various scientific activities, including speaking at workshops, cancer conferences and other events as needed

Qualifications sought:

  • Medical degree and experience in breast cancer
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Fluent spoken/written English, other languages are a plus
  • High standard of verbal and written communication skills
  • Being positive, enthusiastic, self-motivated 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 we offer:

  • The opportunity to contribute to innovative, practice-changing cancer research
  • A stimulating international environment
  • Full-time employment and unlimited duration contract
  • A competitive salary and benefits package:
    • Annual salary on 13.92 months
    • 26 days of holiday per year, plus one additional every 5 years of seniority
    • Employee group insurance (employer contribution 4% & employee contribution 2% on annual gross salary)
    • Hospitalization insurance at employer charge only for the employee
    • Intervention public / private transport
    • Luncheon vouchers - Face value EUR 8,00 - employee contribution: EUR 1,09 per working day
    • Eco vouchers - annual net value of 250 EUR/Year for full year full time from July to June
    •  Mobile phone according to internal policy (Benefit in kind will apply if private use as per the legislation)

Send your cover letter and cv to recruitment@BIGagainstbc.org