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PCE Emotional Care Project – Researcher Vacancy


The Pancreatic Cancer Europe (PCE) is a European multi-stakeholder platform, which aims at bringing together experts from all over Europe including academics, physicians, politicians, patient groups, and journalists with a common interest and willingness to improve care for patients with pancreatic cancer.


PCE is recruiting a Researcher to manage the implementation of its Emotional Care project.

This project aims to address the emotional care needs of pancreatic cancer patients by

implementing a comprehensive Emotional Care Program. Inspired by the success of the previous Nutrition and Physical activity projects, this initiative will focus on raising awareness, promoting mental health, extending support to the emotional well-being of pancreatic cancer patients, acknowledging the vital role emotional care plays in cancer survivorship.

The Researcher will be working as a freelance from remote, within a timeframe from March to September 2024. There will be the possibility to prolong the position, if needed.

Main Activities

The incumbent will be involved, among others, in the following activities:

  • To implement the research work and liaise with PCE secretariat;
  • To map the state of the art on Emotional Care and pancreatic cancer;
  • To prepare the contents for a booklet and some information material (Infographics for the social media, website hub, multimedia material), and to review the final products;
  • To contribute to the organisation of online workshops to present the project to PCE members and stakeholders;
  • To support the organisation of focus groups to identify best practices and to finalise the contents of information materials.

Education and skills

  • A background in psychology, preferably with experience in oncology, health systems;
  • Ability to plan workload and estimate timelines accurately, to meet tight deadlines;
  • Working experience in drafting documents and papers addressed to the general public using a lay language is desirable;
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is desirable;
  • – Experience in health related projects, or cancer patients’ organisation, is desirable.


  • Proactiveness, collegiality, readiness to offer a helping hand in various tasks, sociable mature personality able to relate with peers and high-level officials;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in both team and independent environments;
  • Ability to work in an international and multilingual environment.


  • Outstanding written and oral skills in English;
  • Experience in delivering oral presentations to small and large professional audiences.


This is a freelance position, which honorarium is €5.000 (five thousand euros).


Interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter (maximum two pages) in English to by Friday, 15 March 2024.

The cover letter should outline the applicant’s suitability and motivation for the post. It should explicitly reference how the profile matches the different job requirements described above. It should also include the names and contact details of two people (ideally a current or former line manager or supervisor) who could provide a reference in case the applicant is short-listed for interview, as well as samples of papers or projects written.

All applications received will be treated with utmost confidentiality.