Open Call for a Methodologist to Assist with ESO Guidelines

We have an exciting opportunity for people with expertise in research methods, evidence synthesis and guideline development to join our guideline team. We are looking for both senior methodology experts and more junior methodologists and have a variety of options for employment.

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The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) is a non-for-profit organisation which aims to improve stroke care in Europe and worldwide. In this effort, the development of Guidelines by the ESO is a major cornerstone. The Guideline Board of the ESO has a central role in this process and has published a standard-operating-procedure (SOP) which describes in details the workflow that is followed during the development of each ESO Guideline Document. This detailed and clearly-defined algorithm aims to ensure that the ESO Guideline Documents are developed according to the highest standards.

ESO is looking for candidates, who will provide support to the ESO working groups during the development of ESO Guidelines as a Methodologist.

We are looking to grow our team and have potential vacancies for both a junior methodologist and a more senior methods expert.

The successful candidate for the junior methodologist post is expected to have expertise in:

  • programming and performing comprehensive systematic literature searches
  • working with reference management software such as Covidence
  • importing data and performing meta-analyses
  • assessing for risk of bias and other quality assessments
  • summarizing evidence using the GRADE framework
  • interdisciplinary communication with technical staff from different areas
  • organising and/or attending video conferences
  • Language. Since the primary work language of the project is English, fluency in spoken and written English is essential.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have expertise in all aforementioned points. However, we will consider applications from enthusiastic and committed candidates who do not have expertise in all these points.

The successful candidate for the senior methodologist post is expected to have expertise in all the above points and also:

  • Experience in advanced evidence synthesis including diagnostic, prognostic and observational systematic review methods
  • Ability to perform more complex analyses including network meta-analysis, test accuracy analysis, individual participant level analyses
  • Experience in data visualization
  • Proficiency in communicating science through presentations and publications
  • Comfortable offering training and support to junior colleagues

Several ESO Guidelines are being developed in parallel, so the successful candidate is expected to work simultaneously on multiple projects. Work can either be from home/personal office, or within another organisation depending on individual circumstances. If the candidate is already a member of an academic or other organisation, he/she needs to provide proof that the organisation approves the collaboration of the candidate with ESO. Also, it is made clear that in this case, ESO will not pay remuneration to the employing organisation of the candidate, but will pay the candidate directly.

ESO will provide:

  • Adequate financial remuneration
  • Free registration to the European Stroke Organisation Conference (held annually)
  • Technical equipment (on a case per case basis)
  • Administrative support
  • Access to training
  • Authorship on publications

The deadline for applications is 15 September 2023

The position for the junior methodologist is 60-80% part time and project-related. There are possibilities to job share with reduced hours.

The hours and responsibilities of the senior methodologist are open to discussion.

Start is as soon as possible or by agreement.

Please send applications to along with detailed curriculum vitae. All inquiries and applications will be treated as confidential. Selected candidates may be required to attend an interview.