BSG Opportunities

Apply to Become President Elect

We are pleased to call for applications for President of the BSG for the period 2016-18. The successful applicant would become President-Elect for two years from June 2014 (after the Manchester meeting) and serve on the council prior to taking office as President for two years from 2016.

To apply, please send a one-page CV, a statement of intent and a reference from a member of the society of at least ten years' standing to Tom Smith at the BSG office ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). The deadline for applications is Friday, 25th April 2014. Interviews will be held in May.

Apply to Become Secretary of the Clinical Services and Standards Committee

Applications are invited for the post of Secretary, Clinical Services and Standards Committee (CSSC) BSG, to commence after the Annual meeting of the BSG in June 2014. A job description is available from BSG office. A major role of the post is the commissioning & editing of BSG Guidelines. The post-holder will liaise with GUT in the role of Associate Editor (Guidelines). Other duties include the CSSC meetings and deputizing for the Vice Chair of CSSC. This is a rewarding and important post within the Society.

This is a 2 year post. It will usually progress to Vice Chair (after 2 years) and ultimately to the Chair of the Clinical Services and Standards Committee (for a further 2 years). If you would like more information about the post please get in touch with Dermot Gleeson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Please submit your application to Simone Cort, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 25th April 2014. Interviews will be held in May.

New Role as Informatics Lead for BSG/RCP Health Informatics Unit

The BSG and RCP Health Informatics Unit are looking to make a joint appointment of an Informatics lead for Gastroenterology. It is a new post and signals a new partnership. The lead will be based in the HIU and will work with the team to develop and implement a strategy for medical informatics, with a particular focus on GI medicine. The lead will also sit on the BSG's Clinical Services and Standards Committee where they will lead on information issues. We envisage that the role will take somewhere in the region of 4-5 hours per week. There is no remuneration for the role although expenses will be paid.

Job Description

  • To work with the RCP Health Informatics Unit providing a GI perspective into its work.
  • To lead for the BSG on information, advising the Society in relation to health-information, particularly related to the structure of records, coding and information sharing.
  • To attend BSG Clinical Services and Standards Committee Meetings and help to coordinate BSG member views on information.
  • To input ideas and contribute to projects at the HIU as appropriate.
  • To play a full part in the strategic and dissemination activities of the HIU, and of the BSG in matters relating to health information and health informatics.

The deadline for applications is 25th April 2014 and a CV and cover letter should be sent to Tom Smith ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Interviews will be held in May.

Appointment: Member of the Gastroenterology Specialty Certificate Examining Board

The British Society of Gastroenterology and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint one member to the Gastroenterology SCE Board.

The successful applicant will assist the Chair and Medical Secretary in the running of the SCE to ensure that all academic objectives and standards set by the General Medical Council are met; attend annual meetings of the Board, convened to set examination papers; review candidate performance in the most recent diet; assist with the development of the SCE; act on the advice of the MRCP(UK) Management Board and Examining Boards on policy and academic matters relating to the Examinations; and support MRCP(UK) Central Office on the delivery of the Examinations.

A full list of the post's responsibilities is set out in: The Responsibilities and Duties of Members of the Part 1, Part 2 and Speciality Certificate Examining Boards. In addition a copy of the remit and responsibilities of the examining board can be found on the MRCPUK Website.

Deadline: 14th March 2014

Chair of BCSP Accreditation Panel - Job Information

Post title: Chair, BCSP Accreditation Panel

Period of appointment: Two years, renewable for a further year by agreement

Funding 0.25 PA for consultant medical applicant or equivalent (reimbursed to NHS employer)

Duties of Post

The Chair of the BCSP Accreditation Panel provides leadership and direction to the Panel concerning all aspects of the assessment and accreditation of applicants wishing to contribute as endoscopists for the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, whether as a colonoscopist for the core FOBt programme or delivering flexible sigmoidoscopy for the Bowelscope programme.

  • To guide, oversee, and advise on the delivery and development of accreditation for screening endoscopists
  • To guide, oversee, and advise on the training and development of assessors
  • To guide, oversee, and advise on regular review, analysis and quality assurance of the accreditation process
  • To set the agenda for, and chair the Accreditation Panel, two or three times annually as required
  • To review and approve Panel meeting minutes
  • To review and adjudicate on referrals from the SAAS administrator
  • To oversee the review of and to adjudicate on candidate appeals
  • To advise the national programme on accreditation issues

Deadline: 7th March 2014

Clinical Research Fellowships in Cancer Imaging

Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge (2 Fellowships)
MRC/Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge (1 Fellowship)

Applications are invited for a Clinical Research Fellowship leading to a PhD in the University of Cambridge; these are funded by a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Cancer Imaging Centre grant jointly awarded to the Universities of Cambridge and Manchester. Candidates will be expected to have a strong CV with the intention to follow an academic career in cancer imaging research.

The project will cover: detection of dysplasia and early cancer in the GI tract using molecular-probes at endoscopy (Prof Rebecca Fitzgerald ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Potential applicants who would like advice should contact Prof. Fitzgerald or visit www.jobs.cam.ac.uk

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview in April 2014 and the three successful applicants are expected to start in either October 2014 or January 2015. Award of the Fellowships is dependent on the successful applicants obtaining an offer of admission as a PhD student to the University of Cambridge.

The funding for UK/EU nationals covers salary, University Composition fees, College fees and consumables for 3 years; overseas applicants are eligible to apply, but would be required to self-fund the cost difference of University Composition fees for overseas students compared with UK/EU students (approximately £15,700 per year for 3 years).

Applications should be sent as a single pdf document to Marion Karniely ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and include a curriculum vitae and contact details (including email addresses) of two academic referees, together with a single page outline of why the applicant wants to join this Fellowship programme. Please specify whether you already hold a national training number (NTN) for specialist training. All documents should be sent electronically and supported by a hard copy, which should be sent to Marion Karniely, Cambridge Cancer Centre, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0RE.

The closing date for applications is Monday 31st March.