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Information Associate / Information Specialist, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Remote

By Tammy Syrek-Marshall posted 01-10-2020 11:05



This is a long-term full-time contract position with full benefits and great potential, providing information services to Otsuka Pharmaceutical, a global firm with 188 companies operating in 28 countries.  Working remotely is a possibility if the candidate is highly experienced.  Title depends on experience.

This is a great opportunity to join our information team of 8 in the U.S. and 25 globally.  Grow your skillset and work on behalf of a dynamic organization pursuing novel solutions for human health!

Please send your resume to Eric Stubbs –

Apologies for cross-posting.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provides customized information strategies, solutions, and services for internal clients worldwide to support business decisions in clinical development, business development, safety, regulatory, commercialization, and more.
  • Works with clients to understand their information needs; uses specialized resources to conduct advanced research; evaluates, analyzes, synthesizes, and delivers quality results.
  • Monitors product/compound developments and industry trends to provide competitive and business intelligence that supports internal clients with strategic planning and operations.
  • Supports user access to online resources (databases, systems, and information department intranet site), including answering questions, troubleshooting, and user instruction.
  • Organizes and conducts user training programs by identifying needs, leveraging resources, coordinating internally/with vendors, and measuring effectiveness.
  • Related tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Competencies, Education, and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Learning agility
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team


  • 5-8 years of corporate information center/library experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical industries
  • Advanced capabilities with specialized pharmaceutical and business information resources such as Dialog, Ovid, Cortellis, Decision Resources, GlobalData, Datamonitor, Citeline products, EvaluatePharma, Factiva, Thomson One, Adis, and EBSCO
  • Achieve superior results with minimum supervision
  • Experience with user training preferred
  • Experience with text mining and machine learning/AI tools preferred


  • 3-4 years of corporate experience
    • Pharmaceutical / healthcare / medical experience preferred.
  • Experience with secondary research platforms such as Dialog, Ovid, Factiva, EBSCO, and LexisNexis

Organization/Corporation: Otsuka America Pharmaceutical
Job Posting Date: January 10, 2020
Link: Email: Eric Stubbs –
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