Clinical/Research Fellowship in Imaging Biomarkers in Cancer

Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon/Portugal

The Champalimaud Foundation, a young health sciences foundation located in Lisbon, Portugal, is dedicated to building bridges between fundamental and applied science and facilitate translation research between animal models and humans. Ultimately, the Champalimaud Foundation hopes to significantly contribute to improve outcomes in healthcare. The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) is the home of a pre-clinical Ultra High Field MR imaging department sharing grounds with an Oncology Medical Centre where state-of-the-art imaging modalities (spectral CT, 1.5T and 3.0T MR scanners, PET-CT) are being used to diagnose and monitor cancer patients.

Number of available places During 2018/2019 one place will be available for a recently board-certified radiologist, who is a full member of ESR.


  1. This exchange programme applies to radiologists within the first three years after certification.
  2. The candidate should wish to become a fellow or subspecialise in imaging biomarkers in cancer.
  3. He/She should have excellent knowledge of imaging biomarkers as well as basic skills in image interpretation. 
  4. He/She should also have an interest and basic skills in medical database handling and scientific presentations and publications.
  5. Knowledge of the English language (level C1) is a definite prerequisite.
  6. The successful candidate will have to make himself/herself available for an interview via Skype.
  7. ESR membership fee for 2017 must be settled.

Please note that each candidate can only apply for one ESOR fellowship programme and one of the available topics at once. 

Duration and funding The fellowship will start on October 1st, 2018 and will last for 12 months. The fellow has to ensure his/her availability for the exact period stated as any postponement is not possible. The fellow will receive a grant (€23.000,-) from the training centre, which will be paid out via ESOR on a monthly basis.  

Programme structureThe fellow will familiarise him/herself with the institution's imaging equipment, and will have the opportunity to behave in a clinical and research environment, through hands-on teaching, multidisciplinary meetings and lab meetings.

The Computational Imaging Centre linked to the clinical imaging area will provide the fellow an opportunity to collaborate with scientists and to learn how to develop and validate imaging biomarkers to improve early detection of malignancies, to achieve more accurate tissue characterisation, to predict at an early stage recurrent diseases, and to provide prognosis regarding therapeutic outcome.

A detailed individual programme is determined at the beginning of the fellowship in consultation with the fellow.

Certification After successful completion of the one-year training the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR and Champalimaud Foundation. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.

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About ESOR

... an established and growing institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education.

                     Anastas Doreski, Skopje/MK

            Enrique F. Garces-Inigo, Albacete/ES

         Bruno Hochhegger, Porto Alegre/BR

            Saulius Rutkauskas, Kaunas/LT
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  • 1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Tel: +43-1-533 40 64
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