Research News

Vacancy- Social Media Editor

Friday, 19 September 2014 13:37

An exciting new vacancy of Social Media Editor has emerged on behalf Gut. The role seeks someone who can drive the journal's presence and readership worldwide through the use of social media such as the journal's blog, podcasts, Facebook and Twitter.

Gut is a leading international journal in gastroenterology and has an established reputation for publishing first class clinical research of the alimentary tract, the liver, biliary tree and pancreas. Already with a repertoire of online features, such as the journal's Twitter and Facebook pages, Gut is looking for someone to work closely with the editorial team to improve and enhance these features. The aim is to extend the reach of the journal's content worldwide, as well as helping its core readership to stay up to date with new developments within the field.

The successful applicant would be expected to be educated to postgraduate level, with sufficient knowledge in the journal's subject area. Importantly, an applicant should have enthusiasm for the subject area, creativity, and an interest in using new technologies to publicize scientific research. Some experience of science communication and/or web content management systems such as Twitter, Facebook and Wordpress would be preferred. The role is ideally suited to an early to mid-career researcher.

The Social Media Editor will report directly to the journal's Editor-in-Chief, Professor Emad El-Omar, and will be expected to attend the journal's regular editorial meetings. It should be noted that the position will receive a small annual honorarium, and full training and support will be provided by the BMJ's digital communications team.

To apply, please send a covering letter and your CV to Claire Weinberg, Journals Manager at the BMJ Group ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Deadline for applications: 30th November 2014

Spotlight on Hepatitis

Friday, 25 July 2014 10:56

To mark World Hepatitis Day (28 July) the NIHR Clinical Research Network has launched "Spotlight on Hepatitis" - an online resource highlighting recent breakthroughs in Hepatitis C research which are leading to better treatments for hepatitis C patients.

The online resource includes information on a revolutionary treatment approach to Hepatitis C. A new generation of oral drugs with minimal side effects have been developed which block the virus and stop it from replicating. Published results of the recent Turquoise-II trial showed that one such drug cured more than 90% of patients of hepatitis C within 12 weeks.

As well as reading interviews with patients describing how taking part in ground-breaking research studies has changed their lives, visitors can also learn how collaboration between researchers and the life-sciences industry is helping patients to gain access to cutting-edge treatments sooner. Find out more at www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/spotlightonhepatitis

 

Funding opportunities update

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:49

Deadlines are fast approaching for quite a few funding opportunities. Please go to the RFO page for details.

Please go to the Clinical Trials Updates page for more news and progress with UK clinical trials.

CICRA Research Grants

Monday, 14 July 2014 14:30

The Crohn's in Childhood Research Association offers the following research opportunities.

Research Fellowship in Paediatric Gastroenterology: Applications are invited from interested centres in the UK - closing date for receipt of applications Thursday 6th November 2014

PhD studentship: CICRA invites applications from research groups with a proven track record of high quality output in gut immunology and inflammation or IBD genetics. Closing date for receipt of applications - Thursday 6th November 2014

Project grant: CICRA invites high quality research applications for funding up to £100,000 relevant to Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in childhood. Closing date for receipt of applications Thursday 6th November 2014

Bursary grants: CICRA also gives grants of up to £400 (up to a total amount of £5,000pa) to enable UK based young Doctors still in training/nurses/final year medical students and similar persons with an interest in the area of Crohn's and colitis (IBD) to support attendance at national, international scientific/educational congresses and if considered appropriate IBD related training courses.

Application forms and further information can be obtained from the CICRA website: www.cicra.org

 

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