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Intro text: 

The Breast International Group (BIG) is an international not-for-profit organisation that represents the largest global network of academic groups dedicated to breast cancer research. 30+ clinical trials are run or under development under the BIG umbrella at any one time.

For its Headquarters based in Brussels, BIG is seeking a:

- Medical Advisor (M/F)

- Experienced Legal Advisor (M/F)

Medical Advisor (M/F)

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 is a plus
• 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@bigagainstbc.org

Experienced Legal Advisor (M/F)

As an experienced legal advisor, you will collaborate with a team (legal advisors, project managers, managing director, medical director, etc.) in managing the day-to-day contracts process in an efficient and timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and finalizing all types of agreements related to breast cancer research including, without limitation, confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, clinical study agreements (e.g., with pharmaceutical companies, association members and partners, individual hospitals, vendors), consortium agreements, services agreements, grant agreements, as well as other related documents
• Working and liaising with team members to facilitate coordination of the legal aspects of different study activities (e.g., start-up, amendment, termination)
• Advising on any legal and ethical issues related to the research being developed or conducted (e.g., informed consent, governance, data privacy)
• Advising on a variety of other legal matters related to the running of BIG as an international non-profit organisation under Belgian law (e.g., insurance, statutes, etc)
• Advising on legal matters related to fundraising activities

Qualifications:

• Master’s in Law with relevant experience (5-6 years) in the clinical research or in hospital contracts management or other related environment
• Experience as a barrister is an added value
• Fluent written and spoken English; French and other languages are an asset
• Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment 
• Ability to work in a team, but also independently
• Strong sense of responsibility and ethics
• Excellent organizational skills 

What is offered:

A permanent full-time or part-time contract (80%).
A stimulating international environment and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please send your CV and cover letter to:
Breast International Group-aisbl                     
HR Department
Blvd de Waterloo 76            
B-1000 Brussels                    
or recruitment@bigagainstbc.org