The ESAIC is seeking to recruit an OLA-type Examination Coordinator in the BCSAC Committee. The BCSAC Committee is responsible for the practical organisation and development of the Basic and Clinical Sciences Anaesthetic Course taking place every year, usually in June and online.


The OLA-type Examination Coordinator of the BCSAC Committee will have full voting rights in this Committee and his/her main duties will be the following:

  • Act as BCSAC speaker on a yearly basis.
  • Manage the BCSAC question bank.
  • Compile the BCSAC OLA Multiple-Choice Question Papers and oversee the review and final selection of those papers yearly.
  • Set up the BCSAC OLAs on the examination platform with the help of the technical team.
  • Analyse the results of all OLAs held during BCSAC and present conclusions to the BCSAC Committee.
  • Travel to attend or remotely attend courses, examinations or meetings. Some meetings usually take place face-to-face at the Euroanaesthesia Congress, but all other meetings take place online.
  • Provide guidance to office Staff on important organisational/logistical matters related to the BCSAC OLAs.
  • Liaise with the BCSAC Committee regarding strategic and/or specific decisions.
  • Participation in the selection process of new BCSAC Committee Members.
  • Undertake other tasks requested by the BCSAC Committee Chair on an ad-hoc basis.

Requirements/ election criteria

The candidate must have the following profile:

  • Must be an ESAIC Active or Affiliate Member
  • Must be a consultant (i.e. not in training; retired anaesthetists cannot apply).
  • Must be in clinical practice (i.e. not working for research only).
  • Must be practising anaesthesia in a hospital with trainee anaesthetists.
  • Must have a good command of English.
  • Must have experience in teaching and educational activities (experience as a BCSAC speaker is an asset).
  • Must be familiar with OLA (participation as OLA Subcommittee member is an asset).
  • Previous involvement in other ESAIC related projects/bodies.

Gender balance and representation from throughout Europe will be encouraged on all Committees. No more than two representatives working professionally in any one country (except for ex-officio or co-opted members with no voting rights), and no more than one representative from the same institution, can sit on any Committee/Subcommittee. In special circumstances, the Board of Directors could grant an exception to this rule.

Term of office 

The term of office for the BCSAC Committee Members is three years renewable twice for one year for a maximum of five years. The new member of the BCSAC Committee will officially start his/her term on 1 January 2022 even if the actual appointment takes place later. BCSAC Members must resign from the Committee within one year after retiring from active work.


Travel, accommodation and other necessary expenses incurred to attend courses, meetings or examinations are covered by the ESAIC as per the ESAIC Expense Reimbursement Policy.

How to apply

Please send:
(1) a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages in the English language)

(2) your filled in Application form to the following address: on 9 January 2022 at the latest (please do not send e-mails heavier than 5MB). Complete applications will be reviewed by the BCSAC and Nominations Committees and the outcome will be communicated at the earliest. Please note that an interview, formal or by phone, of short-listed candidates could be organised. All Committee members will need to declare their conflict of interest for the last 3 years. This declaration shall be renewed annually.

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