Medical staff member - General medical oncology department (breast cancer)

• Reference: 2084

• Contract type: indefinite

• Employment percentage 100%

• Campus: UZ Leuven, Gasthuisberg

• Apply before: 15-12-2022


With 1995 beds, UZ Leuven is one of the biggest hospitals of Belgium. Patient care, training and research are UZ Leuven's three core tasks. In Belgium and Europe we play a leading role which we want to retain and develop. To this end, almost 10 000 motivated employees pool their expertise every day. The general medical oncology department consists of eight staff members, who are responsible for the systemic therapy of solid tumours (mainly breast, urology, brain, skin, soft tissue, ENT, and some of the lymphomas). The staff members work closely with other specialists in various care programmes. The 'senology/breast pathology' care programme is the largest care programme at UZ Leuven and currently the largest breast cancer centre in Belgium. It is coordinated by prof. Dr. Hans Wildiers, one of the current general medical oncology staff members

What your position involves:

  • Intense participation in the 'senology/breast pathology' care programme.
  • In addition to a clinical task within a university mission there is also a major focus on training and scientific research In the field of scientific research there is an intense collaboration with different laboratories of KULeuven/VIB, including, the Translational Breast Cancer Research Laboratory under the direction of Christine Desmedt.
  • You propagate the vision and values of UZ Leuven as an international medical expert centre.
  • You're an inspiring and constructive team player and aim to be quality-oriented and innovative.

What we ask

  • You hold a diploma recognised in Belgium/the European Union as a medical doctor and specialist in general medical oncology at the time the position starts.
  • You have relevant clinical expertise in breast cancer treatment and value good clinical care for your patients.
  • You have a PhD in medical sciences (or an advanced stage of a PhD track).
  • You're interested in coordinating clinical trials (pharma driven and academic).
  • You're interested in the development of scientific research, preferably (but not necessarily) in immunotherapy and triple-negative breast cancer. Both an experienced general medical oncologist and a starting general medical oncologist with an interest in breast cancer treatment and research come into consideration for the medical staff member vacancy.

What we offer

  • An interesting, complex high-tech hospital organisation with continuous challenges in terms of content.
  • A good personnel status with numerous fringe benefits


Contact the general medical oncology department head and/or the Chief Medical Officer of UZ Leuven for more information about the service structure and future planning.

Send your letter of application and curriculum vitae with ref. no 2084 to UZ Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, attn. the general medical oncology department head, prof. Dr. P. Schöffski and the Chief Medical Officer, Prof. Dr. G. Van Assche or by email to and

Laatste aanpassing: 18 oktober 2022