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Vacancy – Trainee Editor, Frontline Gastroenterology

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 11:20

The team at Frontline Gastroenterology are pleased to invite applications for the post of Trainee Editor of the Editorial Board.

Frontline Gastroenterology publishes articles that accelerate adoption of innovative and best practice in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. Specifically Frontline Gastroenterology publishes articles in the domains of clinical quality, patient experience, service provision and medical education.

The Trainee Editor position is a 2 year appointment with a specific remit in three areas:

  1. Assisting with development of educational content
  2. Optimising social media interaction of the journal
  3. Representing opinions of the trainee body.

The only requirement is that you are currently in a training post, irrespective of stage.

The Trainee Editor will report directly to the journal's Editor-in-Chief, Dr Anton Emanuel, and will be expected to attend the journal's editorial meetings. If you have any enquiries about the position please contact the editor at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To apply, please send a covering letter outlining your reasons for interest in the post and your CV to Kelly Horwood, Acting-Journal Manager at BMJ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Deadline for applications: Friday 30th October 2015

BSG National Introduction to Gastroenterology

Monday, 28 September 2015 11:11

Friday 13 November 2015 - Council Chamber, Royal College of Physicians

The BSG is holding its first introductory day for newcomers into higher specialist training. Our main aim is to welcome them to our great specialty but particularly to encourage them to look into the future not so much as the training programme ahead of them but beyond that into a career in gastroenterology.

We feel that many trainees focus on their training years that lie ahead and so don't take a long view about training as a pathway to prepare them for their eventual career as a specialist.

The morning comprises a series of introductory talks from senior gastroenterologists who have wide experience of training. In the afternoon there will be a series of 'Musical Tables', which will commence after lunch and continue after tea. Between 10-12 trainees will rotate around separate tables which will be hosted by a gastroenterologist and a trainee where a series of relevant topics will be presented and discussed in a more informal manner.

The BSG Training Committee, the BSG Trainees' Section and your regional Training Programme Director all support this very important day and strongly encourage you to come along. It may very well be that the consultants where you are working are aware that you won't be in the hospital that day but we do advise you to check this and book your study leave for the day. There is no attendance fee, lunch and refreshments are provided and the BSG will reimburse your travel expenses (but you must please take advantage of any advanced booking discounts if using the railway).

Please contact Janet Bassett ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to reserve your place.

Graham Bull Prize and Goulstonian Lecture 2016

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 13:52

The Graham Bull prize was established in 1988 in honour of Sir Graham Bull, who was the first director of the Clinical Research Centre at Northwick Park. A trust for the Graham Bull Prize was set up to provide money for young research workers under the age of 45 who feel that they have made a major contribution to clinical science. The prize as designed by the trust is specifically for an application and not for nomination of individuals. The work can cover a wide range of expertise, such as molecular and cellular biology, imaging technology, psychiatry, or health sciences. The award is open to RCP members and fellows who must apply for their own work to be considered. The sum of £1,000 is offered on a competitive basis each year.

The winner of this prize will also be invited to deliver the Goulstonian Lecture, an annual lecture endowed in 1635 by Mrs Ellen Goulston in memory of her husband, Dr Theodore Goulston FRCP.


Researchers must be under the age of 45 years on 1 April 2016, and must be a member or fellow of RCP London.

How to apply

The 2016 round closes on 1 April 2016. For more information on this award please email the Funding and Awards administrator: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Dame Sheila Sherlock Travelling Fellowships in Hepatology 2016

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 10:19

Applications are invited from consultants and specialist registrars for the next Dame Sheila Sherlock Fellowships in Hepatology. These bursaries have been offered by Dr Geraint James in memory of his wife, Dame Sheila Sherlock. Their purpose is to offer consultants and specialist registrars the opportunity to learn new techniques and acquire new experiences, ideas and stimulation through travel and the exchange of ideas.

Two travelling fellowships are available covering a period of one month each and will be offered to one consultant and one trainee. Each fellowship will be for a maximum of £2000, with the recipients being responsible for funding any additional costs. Initial applications should be submitted on the appropriate forms on the Royal College of Physicians' website:

Closing date for applications is 15 January 2016.

Vacancy: Clinical Research Fellow in Endoscopy

Monday, 24 August 2015 10:58

The post is for a Clinical Research Fellow in Endoscopy at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, and Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

This post offers the opportunity to undertake a 3 year period of research in molecular imaging of the colon. This project has the potential to result in direct improvement to patient care. It aims to improve detection of early and pre-cancer at a stage when therapy is minimally invasive and offers the best possible outcome for patients, and the potential for achieving high impact publications.

The vacancy is for a clinically trained, specialist trainee (with a national training number) in colorectal surgery or gastroenterology who is motivated, bright and hardworking and interested in undertaking a research project in molecular imaging of the colon. Previous experience as an endoscopist is essential.

This full-time post is available from 1 October 2015 for a fixed-term of 3 years.

Grade E64: £31,301 - £50,167 p.a.

For further information contact Mr Trevor Yeung ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Dr Elizabeth Bird-Lieberman ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

As part of the online application process you are required to provide your CV and a covering letter.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 7 September 2015 can be considered. Interviews will take place 17 September 2015.

Contact Person: Gemma Horbatowski
Vacancy ID: 119880
Contact Phone: 01865 220532
Closing Date: 07-Sep-2015
Contact Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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