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Editorial trainee for the British Journal of Dermatology

Advertisement for an editorial trainee for the British Journal of Dermatology

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a young dermatologist to join the British Journal of Dermatology as an editorial trainee. This is a joint initiative between the British Journal of Dermatology and the Centre of Evidence based Dermatology, at the University of Nottingham.

Trainees will gain inside information on how publishing works and obtain formal training in publication to benefit their career.There is currently a generational gap in the way information is accessed, assimilated and used. The editorial team needs to be connected to younger BJD readers and would benefit from having editorial trainees who could provide the perspective of this IT-savvy generation. These posts will be limited to UK SpRs who are within two years of obtaining their CCT, or have obtained their CCT but have not yet been appointed to a consult post.

This post will be the first of two BJD editorial trainees, each for two years duration, staggered with one appointment per year. These will be training, not paid posts, but with a stipend of £2,000 per year for each editorial trainee to cover travel, training costs and courses during the two year appointment. Training in research methods, peer review and evidence based dermatology will be provided by the Centre for Evidence-Based Dermatology. Hands-on experience will be gained for the editorial trainee by attending: BJD editorial team meetings; BJD Editorial Board Meetings; ad hoc editorial team meetings; visits to the BJD editorial office; visits to the publisher's offices (Wiley) in Oxford; visits to section editors and the editor to see what they do and how they do it. The time commitment will be about 4-5 hours per week.

The appointment process requires a letter of application with a copy of the applicant’s CV, and letters of support from educational supervisors and training programme directors. Additionally, the application must include a 500 word essay explaining why the candidate has applied and what they hope to gain from the experience.The deadline for applications is Friday 11th December 2015. A decision on who has been successful will take place within two weeks of the deadline. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up this training post in January 2016.

Further information can be obtained from John Caulfield in the BJD editorial office (, Professor Kim Thomas from the Centre for Evidence-Based Dermatology (,  or from the editor, Professor Alex Anstey ( 


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