The Yale University Cushing/Whitney Medical Library invites applications for the position of Biomedical Sciences Research Support Librarian. This position serves as the primary liaison between the Library and research departments, laboratories, and individual scientists within the Medical Center, and is pivotal to defining and expanding the Library’s role in supporting e-Science and biomedical research data management. With a demonstrated understanding of the work of laboratory scientists, of the scientific processes they apply, and of the impact and potential of e-Science methodologies upon their research, the librarian provides individualized, point-of-need professional librarian services and information and data support. The librarian develops and provides training in the use of biomedical knowledge management, information and data resources, tools, and strategies. The librarian assists researchers manage their data, navigate Yale Un iversity’s available data management, curation and preservation landscape, and adhere to federal or other grant funding agencies’ data management and public access policies and requirements.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
• Minimum of a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or a post-graduate degree in a related discipline.
• Demonstrated understanding of the work of laboratory scientists, of the scientific processes they apply, and of the impact and potential of e-Science methodologies upon their research.
• Demonstrated skill using a wide range of bibliographic databases in the health and life sciences, including the full suite of NCBI databases and resources as well as other core bioinformatics tools.
• Demonstrated creativity and flexibility, with the ability to conceptualize and conceive new solutions to researchers’ information and data problems; demonstrated ability to develop and grow a customer base through the creation, enhancement and provision of user-centered services.
Preferred: PhD in biomedical sciences. Experience searching for grant and other funding opportunities.
Salary: Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title).
For full position information and to apply online, please go to www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS requisition ID is 23718BR. Review of applications will begin immediately. When applying, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.