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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
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Vacancy: Clinical Academic Fellow in GI Research/Bioinformatics

Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:32

University Academic Fellow / University Clinical Academic Fellow in Gastrointestinal Research including Bioinformatics

  • Location: Leeds - Main Campus
  • Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health
  • School/Institute: School of Medicine
  • Category: Academic
  • Grade: Grade 8
  • Salary: £38,511 to £45,954

Closing Date: Wednesday 30 September 2015

Royal College of Physicians census of consultant physicians and trainees 2013-2014

Monday, 29 June 2015 11:29

Census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees in the UK - Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2013–14

The Royal College of Physicians (London) has published the full report of the 2013/14 census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees in the UK. The census measures the number of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees working in the UK, as well as gathering vital information about how physicians are working.

To accompany the full report of the census the Royal College of Physicians (London) are also publishing short reports and commentaries for each of the 29 physician specialties. These offer a more in depth look at the workforce in each individual specialty.

If you have any questions regarding the census please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

UEG Rising Stars 2016 - nominations open

Friday, 05 June 2015 08:27

Every year, the UEG's National Societies Committee and Scientific Committee jointly select up to 10 emerging clinical scientists. Those young researchers are awarded Rising Star status based on a track record of international-quality research and developing scientific independence. This initiative provides a durable platform for young researchers to give state-of-the-art lectures and chair scientific sessions at UEG Week.

The nominations process for UEG Rising Stars is open until 30 September 2015; each Member Society may nominate a maximum of 2 candidates. If 2 candidates are supported, at least one must be female. The nominees will be supplied with mandatory supporting letters to accompany their application via the UEG website. Nominees must make their own application via the UEG website. To apply for nomination, BSG members should email the following mandatory documentation to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 1st September 2015.

  • The completed application form (download template)
  • One A4 page Curriculum Vitae.
  • Listing of full papers, downloaded from Medline or PubMed.
  • A short (maximum 300 words) outline of the talk they would give at UEG Week if selected as Rising Star.
  • a proposed review article for potential publication in the UEG Journal if selected as Rising Star.

Nominees need all this plus the supporting letter for their application to UEG.

Candidates for Rising Stars 2016

  • Must be born October 1, 1974 or later.
  • Must reside in Europe or in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Must show at least one publication as first, corresponding or last author in a major journal (Journal of Hepatology, Gut, Hepatology, Gastroenterology and above) or at least 3 publications in other renowned peer-review journals. Please note that this is a minimum criterion and in practice Rising Star awardees have substantial international quality publication records.
  • May be at any academic level except full professor.
  • Have to be able to give their talk at UEG Week in English.


For further details download the complete criteria for candidates and the selection process.

BSG Trainees Section Training Survey 2014

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 11:51

Executive Summary

The 2014 survey was sent to all trainees in gastroenterology in the UK using both BSG and local representative databases. The survey was open from July-September 2014. 263 out of 806 UK trainees responded, giving a response rate of 32.6%. This is a fall from the response rates of 39.7% in 2012 and 35.7% in 2010. As with previous surveys, responses in 2014 come from all training programmes.

37% of responders were female, up from 31.1% in 2012. All grades of training were well represented.

Key findings

  1. Satisfaction with general gastroenterology training and support from educational supervisors is high
  2. There are longstanding low levels of satisfaction with GIM training
  3. Barriers to trainees taking time out-of-programme (OOP) include trainees being unaware of opportunities and the practicalities of organising time OOP
  4. Progression to full JAG certification in colonoscopy is slow. Over half of trainees are using days off/zero hours days to supplement endoscopy training
  5. Exposure to level 2 polypectomy and endoscopic treatment of acute UGIB is limited
  6. Many trainees are not receiving the minimum number of endoscopy training lists set out by JAG
  7. Confidence in managing certain areas of hepatology, IBD and nutrition is low, even amongst senior trainees

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