Pharmaceutical & Health Technology

New Position Alert-- October 2019

  • 1.  New Position Alert-- October 2019

    Posted 10-07-2019 16:26

    Dear Colleagues,

    Along with the traditional, openings this month lean toward "peripheral" job openings that suggest either a Computer Science, Information Management, MPH, or MBA degree. Also a coordinator is sought for the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program, helping researchers and staff to learn and apply bioinformatics analysis techniques to their research. Note the tight window for applying to this position.

    Happy hunting!
    Cindy Crane
    PHTD Employment Chair


    New  Positions Alert – October 2019


    Scientific Knowledge Discovery Manager
    AbbVie Inc., North Chicago, IL
    The AbbVie Library is looking for a Scientific Knowledge Discovery Manager. The ideal candidate has a background in life sciences and information science. Please check out the  video for more details.

    Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance 
    Merck-- West Point, PA
    Our Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance team push the boundaries of global healthcare through research and innovation. Through clinical trials and surveillance, we ensure the safety and efficacy of our existing and pipeline products to produce safe, effective, innovative medicine.  Supports Associate Director, Clinical Literature by providing pertinent and timely information on our products and interests from the world's biomedical literature in support of regulatory, clinical research, marketing, and legal functions of our Company and its subsidiaries.  Plans, organizes, monitors, coordinates, and evaluates the work of vendor screening/abstracting/indexing staff to ensure effective and efficient collection, storage, and dissemination of literature-related information. 

    Data & Analytics Specialist, Pharma Informatics
    Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. · South San Francisco, CA
    As a Data & Analytics Specialist, you will work closely with multi-disciplinary teams to solve complex data problems enabling PD to transform data into actionable insights. You will partner with IT and business stakeholders to co-create data and analytics enabled solutions that help our teams fulfill our mission: to do now what patients need next.

    What you'll be working on

    • Generating insights from data, enabling us to optimize business performance
    • Providing strategic direction and assisting IT Business Partners with prioritization and mobilization of resources to address data and analytics opportunities
    • Identifying business opportunities and working with business and informatics partners to architect, design, prototype and deliver data and analytics products.

    Consultant, Business Analyst, Clinical Operations, Medical Devices
    GForce Life Sciences --San Francisco Bay Area
    Our client, a leading medical device company, has engaged GForce Life Sciences in finding an analyst for their resource planning team. In this role, you will be responsible for building knowledge of Clinical Operations and associated stakeholders. You must maintain an excellent rapport with the Clinical cross-functional partners by understanding their needs and pain points. You will support the process of tracking, allocating, and forecasting headcount. You will dive into large data sets and synthesize findings into management level presentations.

    Job Posting - Senior Associate Library Technologist
    Somerset County, New Jersey 
    Our client, a global pharmaceutical innovator supports the U.S. and EU locations by providing technical support for information resources and advancing the library and competitive intelligence teams capability to deliver services. Primary technical liaison for data, information, and knowledge resources.

    • Ensure flawless end-user experience with library resources, such as databases, journals, article-supply, internal documents, external reports, etc.
    • Development and manage global document repositories, including appropriate access and copyright management.
    • Develop and curate portal Taxonomy, manage and advance the library's SharePoint / portal to keep content fresh, accessible, and easy to find.
    • Develop and maintain mobile access to information resources, including iOS and Android Apps; support the teams on data visualization of research results and reports.

    Senior Associate, Content Portfolio Management,
    Somerset, New Jersey 
    Our client, a global pharmaceutical innovator supports the U.S. and EU locations by providing technical support for information resources and advancing the library and competitive intelligence teams capability to deliver services. Primary technical liaison for data, information, and knowledge resources.

    Develop and advance methods to continuously assess the needs of the organization and ensure business alignment for information resources - locally, regionally, globally. Continue to monitor marketplace trends for information resources, including the evaluation and comparison of tools; partner with Procurement to negotiate with content providers, maximizing our support of regional and global business needs. Development and maintain a governance model for information resources licensed, and a financing model for charge-backs and allocation.

    Client Services Manager, Latin America – Miami, FL
    The successful applicant will be responsible for building relationships with IEEE online customers in our Spanish and Portuguese-speaking territories, encouraging usage and educating researchers and administrators about IEEE content, the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and other IEEE online platforms and subscriptions. In this role, you will share accountability with IEEE sales management to support a core territory in Latin America, providing outreach, training, promotional activities and programs to grow usage and communicate the value of IEEE information.

    Knowledge Manager
    AVIA – Chicago, IL,
    Healthcare is really complicated. Digital technologies are evolving very rapidly. Making sense of all this is essential to our work. We've created our own application and several maps ("taxonomies" or "ontologies") to help us and our members understand and work in this space. It's a bit like a wikipedia of digital health! These maps:

    - Describe what this new world looks like and where digital solutions can help

    - Help our members understand how they are performing today and what they need to do to get better

    - Allow us to identify and connect members that are working on the same issues

    - Allow us to show which vendors and products can help address a particular issue

    Our Knowledge Manager is responsible for these maps and for managing the information contained in them.

    - You will work with SMEs across the company and external stakeholders to shape several related and overlapping maps

    - You will also help us track, prioritize and fill information in these maps

    Medical Librarian / Information Specialist - Technology Assessment
    ECRI Institute · Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    •Intensive biomedical database and Web searching (PubMed, EMBASE, OVID, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library,, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, etc.)
    •Search strategy construction, assessment, refinement, and maintenance
    •Communicating with Member Services staff to define topics and the scope of searches
    •Managing projects through research, writing, and editing phases to ensure timely delivery of client reports
    •Documenting search strategies and results according to ECRI Institute guidelines


    Academic/Hospital/ Government
    Technical Information Specialist –Montgomery County, MD  
    (Open and closing dates: 10/21/2019 to 10/30/2019)
    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, National Institutes of Health
    The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as coordinator for the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program, helping researchers and staff to learn and apply bioinformatics analysis techniques to their research. If you have experience providing outreach and leadership for bioinformatics and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.

    Media Asset Librarian - Media Support Services,
    Mayo Clinic (Rochester MN)

    An experienced Media Asset Librarian-Supervisor is sought to assist with the creation and maintenance of an enterprise digital asset management (DAM) system. This will include assisting with the installation of new state-of-the-art DAM system, establishing metadata architecture requirements, hiring and managing a librarian and archiving team, and working with departments across the enterprise to establish and manage media collections following industry standards.

    Manager, Library Services– Seattle, WA
    Seattle Children's Hospital , United States
    Required Education/Experience:
    - Master's degree from an ALA-accredited graduate school of library/information science.
    - At least three (5) years experience as a medical librarian or equivalent work experience.
    - At least three (5) years experience with biomedical database searching in Ovid, EBSCOHost, and PubMed.
    -At least three (3) years managerial experience.
    - Technical literacy in use of library technology, standard desktop and Internet applications.
    - Experience in interpreting information needs of users.

    Data Services Librarian
    University of Maryland, Baltimore – Baltimore, MD
    The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to develop robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library's efforts in data management planning, discovery of and access to research data, and data sharing. The Data Services Librarian partners with the HS/HSL's Bioinformationist . The librarian will also collaborate with other faculty and staff within the HS/HSL and with partners throughout the University. This new position is a member of the Services Division, home to information services, research and education services, and bioinformation services.

    Yale University – New Haven, CT
    One of the world's leading research libraries, the Yale University Library (YUL) provides outstanding support for teaching, learning, and research, for Yale and the global community. YUL comprises nearly 15 million volumes (in all media), employs over 500 staff, and has an annual operating budget of about $147 million. YUL, housed in 15 libraries, including the Sterling Memorial Library, Bass Library, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, is a catalyst for intellectual and cultural exploration and supports the educational mission of Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools. It is innovative, collaborative, and purposeful in expanding accessibility and the use of collections, leveraging technology, developing staff expertise, and stewarding its collections and storied spaces.

    Reproducibility Librarian-Gainesville, FL
    University of Florida-- George A. Smathers Libraries
    The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida seek a Reproducibility Librarian to develop an institutional strategy for education and support of transdisciplinary research reproducibility and open science. This position will be located in the Health Science Center Library (HSCL) in Gainesville. The Reproducibility Librarian is a year-round tenure-track library faculty position. The person who fills this position leads in designing and implementing a multifaceted program to enhance campus-wide efforts to promote and improve research reproducibility from design to dissemination. The Reproducibility Librarian participates as an active member of library- and campus-wide teams to develop programming for and support information retrieval/storage, data science, and research. The incumbent will provide interdisciplinary information consultation services in a variety of modes, design workshops to promote research reproducibility, perform course-integrated instruction, and participate in the Health Science Center Library's teaching program. The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as new service development and evaluation, and development of web-based resources. The librarian works collaboratively in group efforts and maintains professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.  Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:

    Cynthia Crane