Medical staff member Digestive oncology - Department of gastroenterology

  • Reference number 2093
  • Apply until: 28-02-2023
  • Employment percentage: 100%
  • Campus: UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
  • Model contract: indefinite


With 1995 beds, UZ Leuven is the largest university hospital in 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 gastroenterology-hepatology division consists of twenty-one medical staff members, who are responsible for the entire spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders. Five staff members are devoted to the care of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies, working intensively together in multidisciplinary teams across various care programmes. The Digestive Oncology clinic at UZ Leuven is the largest of its kind in Belgium and has a “secondary care role” for regional patients, as well as a “tertiary care role” including an intense referral programme within a network of more than 15 affiliated hospitals. UZ Leuven is a referral centre for complex surgery of the oesophagus and pancreas and an ENETS Centre of excellence for the management of neuroendocrine tumours. The Digestive Oncology team has extensive experience conducting both pharma driven as well as academic clinical trials and is supported by a large dedicated trial unit.

What your position involves:

  • Intense participation in all clinical care programmes related to gastrointestinal malignancies. Participation in multidisciplinary case management meetings as well as supervision of the outpatient clinic, day hospital and inpatient ward.
  • Participation in diagnostic endoscopy. The exact scope of this activity depends on the profile of the candidate.
  • Involvement in teaching and training students and trainees
  • Involvement in translational and/or clinical scientific research within a specific niche, with the aim to become an expert at the national and the international level
  • Propagating the vision and values of UZ Leuven as an international medical expert centre.

What we ask

  • You hold a diploma recognised in Belgium/the European Union, as a medical doctor and specialist in gastroenterology with additional training in gastrointestinal oncology. A Doctor in Biomedical Sciences degree (PhD) is a major added value.
  • The ideal applicant will have broad experience in patient management and interest in education and research.
  • You speak Dutch or are willing to acquire the appropriate Dutch language level (5) in the short term.
  • You have sufficient management skills to lead and inspire staff. You have good communication skills with fellow care providers with an eye for optimal multidisciplinary cooperation.

What we offer

An exciting high-technology hospital organisation that offers constant substantial challenges. An attractive employment package including numerous fringe benefits.


Mail your letter of application with your curriculum vitae, with specification of reference number 2093, before 28-02-2022 to the Chief Medical Officer, Prof. Dr. Gert Van Assche ( and to Prof. Dr. Jan Tack, Head of the Department Gastroenterology (

Do you want more information about working at the hospital, the selection procedure or UZ Leuven as an employer? Take a look at our website.

Laatste aanpassing: 12 januari 2023