Bioinformationist, George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a creative and service-oriented Bioinformationist to enhance the Health Science Center Library’s (HSCL) existing bioinformatics support program, and to provide liaison services (consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management) for selected basic sciences departments and graduate programs in the UF Academic Health Center (AHC). In this tenure-track faculty position, the Bioinformationist will expand and lead the HSCL’s bioinformatics support efforts through the development and teaching of courses and workshops, and individual and group consultations. As a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team, the Bioinformationist provides information services in a variety of modes (in person, email, house calls), performs course-integrated instruction, and participates in the department’s teaching program. The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as development of web-based resources, new service development and current service evaluation. The library encourages staff participation in decision-making and consequently, the Bioinformationist serves on various committees and teams. The Bioinformationist works collaboratively with members of BHIS, the Informatics Librarian, the Data Management Librarian, and clients, and will be responsive to campus bioinformatics support needs that arise. The Bioinformationist performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment, and in accordance with the library’s tenure and promotion criteria.

The search will remain open until November 12, 2015, and review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015.  Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:

Thank you and kind regards,

Tina Marie Litchfield

Library Human Resources

UF George A. Smathers Libraries

Human Resource Services

(352) 273-2595

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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