Open call for a Methodologist – apply by 31 May

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to extend their previous experience in research and guideline development. Who do you know that we should get to know? Please help us spread the word and recruit the right candidate to join ESO Guideline Development.

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 a person who will provide multi-level support to the ESO working groups during the development of ESO Guidelines as a Methodologist.

The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in:

  • programming and performing comprehensive systematic literature searches.
  • importing data and performing meta-analyses using the Review Manager software.
  • assisting in identifying and summarizing all relevant evidence in evidence profiles using the GRADE Profiler software (as this is described in the SOP)
  • assisting in the grading of available evidence (as this is described in the SOP)
  • 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, the ESO will examine also the application of interested candidates who do not have expertise in all these points.

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 an organisation depending on individual contracting. In the latter case, the candidate needs to provide proof that the organisation approves the collaboration of the candidate with ESO. Also, it is made clear that in the latter case, ESO is not subject to paying remuneration to the organisation of the candidate.

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

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2022. The position is 60-80% part time and project-related. 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.