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The Breast Unit of the Champalimaud Clinical Centre (CCC) / Champalimaud Foundation, in Lisbon, Portugal, has a vacancy for a MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST as a SENIOR STAFF MEMBER (similar to Consultant or Assistant Professor in other countries).

This position is for a dedicated work in breast cancer, working within a multidisciplinary team.
Knowledge of spoken Portuguese is an important asset, or at least willingness to take an intensive learning course.
The job entails 40 hours/week workload, distributed between clinical work and clinical and translational research. Inclusion of patients in clinical trials is crucial.
There is a strong possibility to collaborate at an international level, namely within cooperative groups of which the Breast Unit is an active member such as the EORTC, IBCSG and BIG.
A strong Educational role is also a possibility, both nationally and internationally. Scientific production is highly encouraged.

The Breast Unit of the CCC was created in 2011, under the leadership of Dr Fatima Cardoso, and is now working at full speed, managing around 1600 new breast cancer patients a year (all stages). A multidisciplinary team works together in the same physical space, facilitating patient care and comfort. All cases (early and advanced) are discussed weekly at a MDT. The team is currently composed of four medical oncologists, three breast surgeons and two plastic surgeons (our surgical team is considered a Level 3 Oncoplastic Unit), two radiation oncologists, two breast pathologists, four breast radiologists, six specialized breast nurses as well as dedicated administrative personnel. There is close collaboration with the Clinical Research Unit, with the Nuclear Medicine Department, and with the Psycho-Oncology and Supportive and Palliative Care Units.
In May 2016, the Breast Unit was granted the European Certification by Breast Centres Certification (Certificate No. 1025/00).

Dr Cardoso is a world-renowned breast cancer expert, member of the ESMO Board of Directors, Chair of the ESMO NR Committee, member of ESMO Public Steering Committee and ESMO Guidelines Steering Committee; past Chair of the EORTC – Breast Cancer Group, member of the ASCO International Affairs Committee, Coordinator of the Breast Cancer program at the European School of Oncology, and Chair of the ESO-ESMO ABC Consensus Conference and Guidelines.

The Champalimaud Foundation is a private, non-for-profit organization dedicated to making advances in biomedical science, created in 2004, through an endowment by a highly successful industrialist and financer Portuguese entrepreneur António de Sommer Champalimaud, who decreed that following his death part of his fortune should be used to create an international project in the field of biomedicine. The Foundation focus on three main areas: cancer, neurosciences and vision.
The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown is a state-of-the-art facility completed in 2010 and now supporting cutting-edge basic and translational research. The core mission is to offer premier clinical services, including early diagnosis, treatment, counseling and followup, as it strives to define new standards of patient care via specialized Disease Management Teams. Designed by the architect, Charles Correa, this project returned to the
public a part of the important riverside area next to Belem. At the point where the River Tejo meets the Atlantic and from where the great Portuguese navigators once set sail, the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown seeks to celebrate not only the area’s epic past but also an outstandingmoment in the recent history of our country.
Opened in 2011 with the mission of offering high quality clinical care, primarily in the field of oncology, the Champalimaud Clinical Centre occupies most of the lower floors of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown. With patient comfort and well-being a primary concern, the Centre contains spacious reception areas with views of the indoor tropical garden, creating a relaxing atmosphere. The modern diagnosis, examination and treatment rooms are arranged so as to provide an efficient service, supported by the best human resources and technical staff. An exterior garden, purpose-designed to transmit sensations of tranquility, peace and well-being, has been created especially for the use of patients who wish to receive treatment there.
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If interested please contact and send CV to:
Ms Sofia Bragança (PA of Dr Fatima Cardoso)
Breast Unit
Champalimaud Clinical Centre
Av. De Brasília s/n
1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal