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Infectious Diseases Society of America has an immediate need for a project-based contractor.  This position will serve as a full-time Librarian with a focus on clinical practice guidelines.  Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Based on PICO questions emerging from guideline panel meetings, develop and implement search strategies by searching relevant medical electronic databases; to aid the execution of quality Systematic Reviews and guidelines/recommendations
  • Oversee use of scholarly publishing databases (Embase, Medline, and Cochrane Trials)
  • Coordinate with others involved regarding knowledge-based research support services
  • Supports citation management throughout the process; utilizes EndNote and other bibliographic resources for retrieved citations/articles
  • Provide literature monitoring and other support activities as needed for the IDSA guideline committee
  • Stays abreast of IDSA publication policies to ensure that electronic searching etc. is compliant
  • Provide mechanism for and maintain repository as a resource for staff and committee access to relevant information

Minimum Qualifications

  • Efficient and organized with a keen attention to detail
  • Maintains confidentiality, exercises discretion, good judgment and strong work ethic
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds, sectors and experiences; communicate with diverse audiences; and engage people in person and by phone
  • Ability to derive literature evidence search terms and MeSH terms
  • Demonstrated ability to  work independently and with a team to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of library science
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of research evidence collection development
  • Flexibility and  ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing

Minimum Experience

  • Master's degree in library and information services or similar field required\
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience; academic/medical research setting is preferred
  • Proficient in literature evidence search and MeSH term development, devising simple and more complex search strategies, MS Outlook   and MS Office suite
  • Proficiency in working with major professional abstracting, indexing, literature database and tracking services, and registries, including Medline, PubMed, Thomson Scientific/Web of Science, Cross-Ref, Fund-Ref,, PROSPERO and others

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, starting around $70,000 annually. To apply, please submit cover letter, CV and general salary expectations to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Location: Arlington, VA
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