Pharmaceutical & Health Technology

Job Opportunity - Bethesda, MD, Waltham, MA, flexible

  • 1.  Job Opportunity - Bethesda, MD, Waltham, MA, flexible

    Posted 06-03-2019 13:30
    Good afternoon!

    I was forwarded this job posting by a former colleague at Evidera and offered to pass it along. If anyone has questions about the company or the work itself, I'm happy to chat.


    Senior Library Services Specialist – Medical Writing and Health Communications (Flexible Location)
    Position Overview:

    This position supports the mission of Library Services which is to obtain, maintain, and search for information that will assist Evidera staff in the delivery of quality products to their clients. Primary responsibilities include assessment, cost/fee negotiation, and establishment of journal subscription packages and other Library Services-related resources, review of Library Services-related invoices, communication of Library Services news and updates throughout the organization, development of advanced literature searches, and other administrative tasks as assigned.  

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):
    • Manage literature search queue to maintain timely responses to requests, communication with requestors, and track management of requests in consideration of priority of need and other work load requirements.
    • Conduct advanced literature searches in multiple databases (PubMed, Ovid, Embase, Cochrane, PsycINFO, EconLit, BIOSIS, CINAHL, etc.) as a part of a project team.
    • Track journal subscriptions and other resources to report usage and evaluate for renewal.
    • Negotiate and obtain pricing for annual license renewals.
    • Conduct database search training and coordinate vendor-sponsored trainings.
    • Request copyright permissions and answer copyright questions.
    • Manage Reprints Desk document delivery account.
    • Establish and refine processes to support Library Services operations efficiently and effectively in consideration of cost, quality, and time considerations.
    • Assist with article retrieval when needed.
    • Guide manager in goal-setting and strategic planning for Library Services function.
    • Support project teams as requested.
    • Train, coach, and mentor junior Library Services staff.
    • Work with other departments to review policies related to copyright or other Library Services functions and periodically updates relevant training and/or processes.
    • Perform other tasks, as assigned.
    Education, Professional Skills & Experience 
    • Master's degree in library or information sciences with at least 4 years' experience (or undergraduate degree with at least 8 years' experience) in Library Services role conducting well-developed, advanced searching techniques especially in PubMed, Embase, Ovid, and various other biomedical databases. Proficiency in article retrieval, copyright clearance, and Library Services related subscription negotiations.  
    • Proficient in using Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
    • Knowledge of electronic data management and filing; experience with Endnote.
    • Competent in written and spoken English.
    Personal Skills & Competencies 
    • Take initiative to identify and lead Library Services projects 
    • Effectively apply problem solving skills
    • Comfortable working within, and providing guidance to clarify, ambiguous situations
    • Well-organized, superior time management, and attentive to detail
    • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Work well independently and in teams 
    • Serves as a role model to junior team members, both in work functions and by applying a positive, collaborative demeanor toward colleagues in both static and dynamic situations
    • Be pro-active and responsive
    Company Summary
    Evidera is a global research consulting group that partners with life sciences organizations worldwide to develop, capture, and communicate the clinical and economic evidence required to substantiate the value of their products and optimize their products' market access and commercial success.  Our research and consulting services are driven by world-class science and thought leadership and leverage a unique combination of capabilities in health economics, outcomes research, market access, data analytics, and epidemiology.
    Evidera offers a competitive salary and benefits package, with clear opportunities for growth and career progression. You will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects with some of the industry's leading researchers. Our offices boast a fun and collaborative working environment, frequent social events and a robust support system. We are committed to providing training and professional development, with ample opportunity to advance, for all our staff.
    How to Apply
    Please complete your online profile by attaching your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for the role.
    Evidera, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetics, sexual orientation, gender preference, disability, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.
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    Candace Norton, MLS
    2019 PHT Chair
    Bibliometrics and Outreach Librarian
    Zimmerman Associates Inc.
    National Institutes of Health Library