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PHT Positions Alert - Aug 2021

  • 1.  PHT Positions Alert - Aug 2021

    Posted 08-17-2021 23:36
    Hi all,

    The market is starting to really crackle. Read on for positions at Abbott, Gilead, Elsevier, plus an exclusive-to-SLA PHT-description of a new contract position at Zoetis.

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

    New Positions Alert – Aug 2021


    • 10 years in research/library/information management with strong knowledge of healthcare industry including pharmaceuticals, nutrition, medical devices, and diagnostics.
    • Working knowledge of intellectual property and patent law process. Familiar with laws and principles related to corporate law, contracting, anti-corruption, competition law, dispute resolution, and attorney-client privilege.
    • Working knowledge of the healthcare regulatory landscape.
    • Demonstrated ability to present actionable information to business stakeholders.

    Patent Analyst II   Foster City, CA, US

    The individual will perform Freedom to Operate/Patentability searches and analysis in support of R&D, and manufacturing projects. They will work with Patent Prosecution/Litigation attorneys to help file new patent application and support various diligence projects. The individual will spend the predominant amount of their time on tasks such as fact gathering, background research, analysis and presentation; the individual will use public and proprietary chemical and patent databases to conduct searches.

    Exclusive posting for SLA from hiring manager for an immediate start:
    Library Information Contractor REMOTE US (East coast preferred) Apply by 25 Aug

    This contractor position is part of US Operations and reports to the Senior Manager, Scientific & Technical Information; works with a small but dynamic team of librarians. Supports the promotional material management solution on Veeva's Vault PromoMats platform and the global eLibrary.

    Key activities:
    • Supports all content management aspects of the US instance of PromoMats Vault
    • Catalogs documents and assets according to agreed standards
    • Ensures records meet quality standards
    • Reviews data records to ensure quality standards are adhered to
    • Creates and maintains documentation
    • Develops reports and tracks performance to support Key Performance Indicators 
    • Tests workflows and identify process improvements 
    • Communicates with internal customers about PromoMats and eLibrary
    • Supports up-coming eLibrary selection and implementation project
    • Provides training opportunities for eLibrary users
    Qualifications and key attributes of this role
    • Progress towards a degree; MLS or equivalent highly desirable
    • Experience working in a pharmaceutical environment preferred
    • Ability to work independently is critical but must also be able to work as part of a team
    • Understanding of classification schemes and knowledge of metadata standards would be an advantage along with cataloging experience
    • Good communication skills and ability to write technical documentation
    • Training skills
    • Project Management skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Creative problem-solving and analytical skills
    Decisions regarding candidate selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws.

    Submit resumes only to by August 25th; no additional correspondence.


    Clinical Content Manager  Chicago, IL US
    Society of Critical Care Medicine
    Develops and manages the LearnICU content library.  Collaborates with the associate director of education on the development of continuing education grants. Strong understanding of learning management systems. Salary information: $80,000 - 90,000

    Digital Resources Librarian  REMOTE US, or Washington DC; Seattle; Chicago; Oakland; Ann Arbor; Princeton, NJ; Cambridge, MA; Woodlawn, MD
    Review and analyze a variety of complex data and information to evaluate existing and emerging digital content. Gather, analyze, and report data on usage, cost, and other factors to make acquisitions and renewal recommendations to department management that rationalize necessary and eliminate unnecessary expenses. Oversee reference databases and make strategic suggestions for renewals and acquisitions to support the business needs. Strong history and success in tracking usage data and developing and monitoring budgets and expenditures required. Salary information:  $80,000 - 110,000

    • Minimum of 5 years consulting or teaching experience
    • Experience within corporate/commercial markets highly preferred
    • Experience working with drug discovery and chemical companies highly preferred
    • Ability to travel (25% approximate, post-COVID)

    Re-posting a hot open corporate library position:
    Medical Research Librarian   REMOTE US
    • Working knowledge of U.S. and European healthcare systems
    • Knowledge of multiple search platforms and controlled vocabularies essential
    • Experience with market research, competitive intelligence, device and pharmaceutical oriented research desirable


    Health Sciences Librarian  Waco, TX US
    Baylor University

    • Understanding of scientific research processes and the research data lifecycle
    • Knowledge of a wide range of STEM information sources and technologies
    • Familiarity with the systematic review research process

    Temple University
    • Experience providing reference and research consultation services.
    • Demonstrated experience searching biomedical literature, such as MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science, Biosis and/or Embase.
    • Demonstrated experience providing instruction or delivering presentations.
    • Salary information: $58,000–$62,000 benefits & relocation pkg

    Information Specialist  Cardiff, UK   Apply by 22 Aug
    Royal College of Nursing

    You will get involved in anything from providing information literacy sessions, carrying out research for staff and members, promoting the library at student recruitment events and engaging with our social media followers. We'll look to you to help us deliver library projects and keep our procedures and practices up to date.  A key part of what you do will be to suggest innovative approaches to helping our members use our services. As well as exceptional customer service, to join us you'll need an in-depth knowledge of handling enquiries in a library and experience of training library users in how to use resources. Salary information: £31,827

    Liaison, Statewide Health Engagement  Chapel Hill, NC US Apply by 20 Aug
    UNC Health Sciences Library
    • Minimum of two years' experience working in a health science, medical, or hospital environment.
    • Familiarity with library collection development.
    • Demonstrated ability to liaise at administrative levels of an organization.
    • Salary information: $70,000 - 80,000

    Knowledge Management Team Lead  Lexington, MA US 
    MIT Lincoln Laboratory

    Drive the development and promotion of knowledge management and sharing strategy through MIT Lincoln Laboratory's research and operational business processes and systems by strengthening links between knowledge sharing and information systems, improving integration among information systems in the organization, to facilitate seamless exchange of information across Divisions, Groups, programs, and systems, and provide KM training and implementation. Champion Laboratory-wide knowledge sharing, in order that the Laboratory's intellectual property, information, and experience is shared internally and, as appropriate, externally with sponsors and partners, and ultimately, when applicable, transfers to the Laboratory Archives.