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PHT Positions Alert - Apr 2022 - and introducing your new Employment Chair

  • 1.  PHT Positions Alert - Apr 2022 - and introducing your new Employment Chair

    Posted 04-26-2022 08:04
    Hi all,

    Before we dive into the job alerts, I'm pleased to announce that Keida Spurlock has volunteered to serve as your new PHT Employment Chair! She can be reached at ( with any positions you'd like to share. I am leaving the pharma industry for a new position, and while I'm excited by the change, I will be sad to leave PHT behind.

    Please read on to check out pharma/biotech positions at companies like Bayer, Novartis, BMS, James Crick Institute, Gilead, and more.

    Best wishes and happy job hunting,
    Anna Rothman
    former PHT Employment Chair

    New Positions Alert – Apr 2022


    • Manage information services of the department independently
    • Administer one or more comprehensive information programs including, but not limited to, competitive intelligence search services, current awareness search services, chemical/patent and intellectual property search service, end-user electronic database services, web page design and development, new database product trials and product implementation, automated library system/acquisitions/cataloging/collection management services and/or proprietary information services
    • Analyze site information training needs and direct the development and implementation of all end-user training programs needed to teach users how to search a variety of complex desktop electronic resources
    • Negotiate and execute licenses for new site electronic database and e-journal services

    • Responsible for capturing and codifying Novartis best practices, standards and processes for Digital Asset Management (DAM) approaches, including tagging and metadata
    • Embed a consistent approach to DAM tagging and metadata that enables visibility into assets and enables greater re-use and sharing, while also driving greater visibility into Novartis use of content
    • Partner with teams across Integrated Marketing & Customer Experience to ensure assets are properly stored and content is readily available and easily accessible for re-use
    • Facilitate teamwork and collaborative mindset across the different stakeholders

    Sr. Medical Librarian   Naples, FL, or REMOTE US (Eastern/Central timezone)
    Arthex, Inc

    The Arthrex Medical Affairs Department has built a large educational web and learning management system presence. This position will work closely with stakeholders to ensure the continued accuracy and timely placement or removal of content on the many web properties maintained by Medical Affairs. To assist in the development and improvement of processes and standards for content management.

    • Demonstrates strategic mindset and brings competitor insights that inform scenario planning, blunting strategies, and brand growth initiatives
    • Based on identified strategic questions, continuously monitors the competitive environment and emerging scientific data to identify market events with potential impact on our franchise and brand strategies (includes congress coverage and key business intelligence projects)
    • Effectively manages engagement of both internal intelligence networks and external CI vendors to collect, synthesize and distill information into clear, concise, and compelling implications, with actionable recommendations for the team.

    • Collaborate with various (Clinical Data Sciences) CDS departments to identify the best learning solutions for their groups
    • Ensure completeness, accuracy and consistency of training material
    • Conduct individual training sessions
    • Develop and maintain eLearning and other web-based learning solutions
    • Salary information: $86,560 - $129,840

    Re-posting some hot open pharma library positions:

    Director, Library Sciences - San Mafeo, CA, or REMOTE US

    This position will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality medical library services in support of BeiGene products, projects, and initiatives. Critical competencies include conducting expert literature searches and managing medical references, subscriptions, and copyright. This is a Headquarters-based position with no direct reports. Minimum of 3 years of experience in a pharmaceutical industry medical librarian role. Experience with Veeva MedComms a plus.  

    • Manages and supports the life cycle of Library systems, with a focus on semantic metadata management and processing tools, including requirements gathering and clarification, implementation, integration, testing, deployment, and troubleshooting
    • Performs system administration and configuration tasks, e.g. user / permission management, data loading and publishing, supporting our FAIR team in the semantic tools we use
    • Serves as a liaison and builds a community between the Library, the AbbVie IT organizations, LIS clients and external system vendors to provide technical solutions to drive customer satisfaction and maintain compliance with AbbVie's IT processes

    Director Library Sciences - Cambridge, MA, US

    • Analyzes the effectiveness of current processes, and develops strategies to improve, simplify, enhance and automate
    • Evaluates, selects, and maintains the integrated library system including setting data quality standards and creating reports as needed for management of the library. Manages software updates in keeping with company needs
    • Manages team members including defining annual goals and targets in alignment with company and department goals, planning and delegation of projects; and supporting professional development and continuing education for all team members


    Trainer-Knowledge Management Specialist   REMOTE US (preferrably Pacific/Mountain timezone)
    Wolters Kluwer

    An experienced, motivated instructor needed to provide training to Ovid customers. Specific responsibilities include providing both general and customized database specific training to internal and external customers; providing updates on features and functionality of the Ovid system; working with Training staff to create standardized training materials, assessment forms and measurement tools; maintaining positive working relationships with customers and ensuring customers' satisfaction with training sessions.

    Program Manager  Boston, MA, or REMOTE US

    Responsible for developing and coordinating all client project elements including proposal development, financial tracking/reporting and budgeting, project and timeline management, and collaborating with account team members. Involves interface with internal departments (including scientific services, meetings and creative/digital), clients, external experts, and vendors. Program Managers ensure all project elements are implemented according to objectives, specifications, on schedule and on budget.

    Medical Librarian  San Luis Obispo, CA, or REMOTE US
    Criterion Edge

    Be on the leading edge by applying your librarian and literature search expertise and leadership skills to the development, management and writing of regulatory-compliant Clinical Evaluation Report (CER) projects with top industry clients. Bring your literature search, fact checking and citation management skills to the CE team. The Medical Librarian assists medical writers and clients in the development of scientific and state-of-the-art content, proposals and other related deliverables in support of regulatory writing deliverables.

    Signant Health

    Oversee and manage speakers and educational content for Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) events. This role will help SCRS provide educational content via webinars and Summits with the goal of sharing resources for sites to be successful in their clinical research practices. SCRS hosts weekly webinars and four annual Summits around the world where this role will be critical in recruiting and coordinating speakers, managing session topics, and assisting with event-related marketing initiatives. Project management and detail-oriented communication skills are highly desired to facilitate events and ensure multiple high-profile projects meet strict deadlines and run smoothly for all event stakeholders.


    NLM Reference Librarian Bethesda, MD, US
    AP Ventures (subcontracting to NIH)
    • Respond to incoming e-mail and telephone reference inquiries from researchers, librarians, scientists, other medical professionals, and the public on medical and consumer health issues utilizing NLM resources. Serve as backup for the Manager responding to more complex requests, resolving staff issues, and acting as liaison with a government client. Initiated and implemented a reorganization of the staff training program, creating initial and ongoing training modules and schedules.
    • Respond to and triage information requests and questions for the library's products and collections and reference requests for medical/health information of library customers in the United States and abroad.
    • Evaluate, develop, and edit public and internal frequently asked questions (FAQs), fact sheets, stock replies, wiki triage instructions, and subject guides.

    Librarian Newton, MA, US
    Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute

    Provide support and respond to the training, educational and academic needs of BPSI's community of students, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, scholars, and other members. The Librarian also facilitates historical research, and encourages, supports, and promotes publications of BPSI faculty and membership. The position offers the opportunity to work with a community of highly educated, intellectually curious, humanitarian and committed clinicians and scholars. Salary information:  $58,000

    Head of Library & Information Services London, UK
    Francis Crick Institute
    • Delivery of information services to support the needs of Crick staff – at the Crick, the majority of services are digital, with a very small physical collection and no dedicated library space
    • Shaping and implementation of effective policies for publication, open access and open science
    • Championing open science and best practice across the institute, and working closely with the Chief Data Officer on delivering 'FAIR' research data (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable)
    • Procurement and management of information resources, including budgetary responsibility, working with senior scientists to ensure the offer meets the needs of the Crick community
    • Salary information: from £53,050

    Librarian III - Scholarly Communications Librarian  Baltimore, MD, US
    Johns Hopkins University and Medicine 
    • Work with library teams, faculty departments, and campus partners to develop and implement university-wide open access policies and choose new publishing models to sustain dissemination of university scholarship.
    • Develop, implement, and promote educational scholarly communications programming, for in-person and online instruction, orientations, and workshops, in collaboration with Informationists
    • Foster increased awareness of publishing options and author rights, including journal selection, Creative Commons licensing, and types of Open Access Agreements by leading effective project consultations. Help students and researchers build knowledge all of publishing options and how each choice will affect distribution and rights to their work.  
    • Salary information:  $59,879–$82,240

    Library Technology Coordinator Hanover, NH, US
    Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries

    Responsible for managing the public and staff computing needs at the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries. Working in coordination with Biomedical librarians and staff, ensures the hardware, software, and web environments of the Biomedical Libraries meet the needs of the Geisel School of Medicine, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) and other programs, in support of research, scholarship, education, and patient care in the health and life sciences. Salary information:  $57,000–$66,000