The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and user-oriented informational professional to join the Research and Outreach Services Department as the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian.
Reporting to the Head of Health & Science Information Services, the Biomedical & Life Sciences librarian supports the information needs of the Program in Biology (Division of Biology and Medicine) and for the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences (CLPS). This position serves as the primary liaison between the Library and these departments, and plays a central role in developing library services and collections to support current and future research and instructional initiatives of these departments
The Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian supports the instructional and research needs of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate concentrators. The librarian will also build upon established partnerships with campus units such as the Office of Sponsored Projects, the BioMed Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to expand the libraryâ™s role in such areas as research reproducibility, support for/compliance with funder mandates, and other research management needs, and will partner with other health & science librarians at Brown to support the universityâ™s initiatives in Biomedical Informatics and in Translational Science.
To fulfill these responsibilities successfully, the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian will have a strong academic background in biology, psychology, or other life sciences field, and have significant hands-on experience with relevant technologies and bibliographic tools. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated knowledge of the work of laboratory scientists and the scientific processes they apply, and will maintain a strong awareness of issues related to scholarly communications including copyright, open access, repositories, and licensing of online resources.
Masterâ™s degree from an ALA-accredited institution OR an advanced degree in a life sciences field
Educational background in life sciences (BA or higher in a related field)
Prefer at least 3 years work experience in life sciences librarianship, or other relevant fields. Willing to consider applications from recent library school grads with appropriate experience and education.
Knowledge and experience with appropriate biological & biomedical databases: BIOSIS, PubMed, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, PsycInfo
Knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing, copyright, repositories), especially the NIH Public Access Policy requirements and processes.
Experience with protocols and methods searching and with research reproducibility information resources and instruction
Knowledge of scholarly metrics and impact evaluation tools and resources (preferred)
Demonstrated instruction and presentation skills.
Ability to acquire new technological skills & resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner
Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude
Self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team; attention to detail and ability to adhere to deadlines.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
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