BJS wishes to encourage young surgeons to take an interest in medical publishing. To this end the BJS Society has established Editor Assistant bursaries. It is envisaged that suitable applicants will be at or near the end of higher surgical training, or recently appointed to a substantive post. Although no previous publishing experience is expected, the successful candidate will have scientific curiosity, write well and have a facility for constructive criticism.
Successful applicants will be fully involved in the publication process of BJS with the opportunity to contribute to all discussions pertaining to strategy and policy.
The role will require
- Attending monthly editorial meetings in London and other European cities (first meeting September 2019)
- Assisting editors in the handling of papers, from submission to publication
- Supporting activity on BJS social media (Twitter and Instagram)
- Assisting with BJS scientific writing courses
- Completing a research project relating to surgical publishing
Tenure will be for a period of 12 months. Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed, and the successful candidate will receive an honorarium of €1200.
Applications should be made in writing to the Managing Editor, Alison Cherrie and should be received no later than 3rd May 2019.
Please include an abridged CV plus covering letter explaining your interest in the position.
Applicants will be informed of the decision in June 2019