Pharmaceutical & Health Technology

New Position -- Information Specialist --Health Advances

  • 1.  New Position -- Information Specialist --Health Advances

    Posted 10-25-2019 19:00
    Information Specialist --Weston, MA
    Health Advances is seeking a full-time Information Specialist to join the Knowledge Management team to assist project teams with secondary research and to help build our proprietary knowledge base. Experience in one or more healthcare areas (biopharma, medtech, diagnostics & life science tools, healthcare services, health IT, health economics, market access) is strongly preferred. The position is based in Weston, MA.

    Key Responsibilities

      • Work closely with project and business development teams, assisting with data and literature research

      • Respond to requests by creatively surveying both Health Advances' internal holdings as well as external resources, including specialized databases and search tools and the Internet

      • Using in-depth knowledge of industry sources, proactively advise project teams of resources that may be helpful to complete specific projects

      • Provide ongoing support for one or more business development teams

      • Participate in building Health Advances' knowledge base, including some or all of the following:

      • On an ongoing basis, identify, evaluate, and document external resources for use by project teams, focusing on one or more areas of healthcare

      • Help to develop and implement new knowledge products and services

      • Support information, data, and resource discovery by describing and tagging both internal and external content

      • Work as part of a seamless team to address the spectrum of information and knowledge needs of Health Advances staff in Weston, San Francisco, Zug, Switzerland, and Hong Kong

      • Perform other duties as required, including dissemination of current awareness materials and training


      • A minimum of 2 years year of experience in the healthcare industry, preferably corporate information services, marketing, business development, or knowledge management; the ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience

      • Experience conducting research and analysis

      • Detailed knowledge of healthcare industry resources, including data and statistics, business, and clinical materials strongly preferred. At a minimum, interest in the healthcare industry and ability to develop expertise in a complex subject area

      • Experience with a variety of healthcare resources, particularly in the use of pharmaceutical/biotechnology and pipeline databases and products from IQVIA, Evaluate, Informa, Springer

      • Expertise using ThomsonOne, LexisNexis, Informa's Strategic Transactions Database, and other similar databases

      • Experience evaluating resources and vendors

      • Master's Degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent education and experience a plus

      • Undergraduate degree in healthcare-related field a plus

      • Strong customer service orientation and demonstrated ability to exercise creativity in resolving customers' information needs

      • Excellent communication (both oral and written), time management, organization, and teamwork skills

      • Attention to detail with the ability to multitask and deal gracefully with a fast-paced environment

    ey Relationships

      • Reports to Chief Knowledge Officer

      • Works closely with staff in all offices, HA Library Services team, and Chief Knowledge Officer

      • Works with Knowledge Management Committee members for resource evaluations and continued database development

      • Interacts regularly with project teams, business development teams, and all levels of consulting and functional staff


      • Full time: 45 hours a week (Monday-Friday); specific schedule is negotiable

      • Must be on site (working remotely is not feasible)

    Health Advances offers a creative and stimulating work environment, a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, and a challenging career opportunity.

    To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Dana Gaughan via the HA website: 

    Cynthia Crane