Thursday, May 26, 2011

Basic Sciences and Bioinformatics Librarian, New York

This job posting came through my Twitter alert for librarian and job. It would be suitable for an entry-level applicant provided that they had some teaching experience and knowledge of the sciences.

Basic Sciences and Bioinformatics Librarian, New York

The Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Levy Library is seeking candidates for a Basic Sciences and Bioinformatics Librarian. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated librarian to further the development of our innovative services supporting a growing, dynamic research institution.

  • Develop and provide outreach and instruction to support the biomedical information needs of the Mount Sinai research community and the curriculum of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences.
  • Teach information retrieval, current awareness and information management classes using bibliographic and bioinformatics resources for research and clinical faculty, post-doctoral fellows, students, alumni, and other library users, and conduct other classes and presentations as needed.
  • Provide individual and group reference services involving instruction in databases and bioinformatics tools, search strategy formulation, and effective use of information resources.
  • Collaborate with faculty and colleagues in developing and maintaining print and online instructional tools and guides.
  • Collaborate with faculty to support the institution’s translational and basic research initiatives.
  • Assist in evaluating bioscience information resources for library licensing.
  • Serve on institution-wide and library committees as appropriate.

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program and/or advanced degree in biological sciences;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of biomedical sciences research;
  • Demonstrated aptitude for teaching;
  • Knowledge of the information needs of biomedical researchers;
  • Familiarity with the scholarly communication and research processes in the biomedical sciences;
  • Experience in the use of molecular biology/genetics databases such as those from the NCBI;
  • Proficient written and spoken communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Strong public service orientation;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Experience using biomedical resources such as MEDLINE, Current Protocols, Web of Science and Scopus;
  • Experience with bibliographic management software such as EndNote and RefWorks;
  • Experience in outreach and/or marketing;
  • Experience in Web page creation and design and the design, integration, and assessment of Web 2.0 technologies such as wikis, blogs and social networking platforms.

The Levy Library is a progressive, technology-intensive academic health sciences library that includes the Medical Center Archives, computer-based education design and support, and a computing help desk. For a description of Levy Library’s programs and services, see:

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM), located in New York City, is internationally recognized for ground-breaking clinical and basic-science research. In 2009, MSSM was selected for a National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science (CSTA) Award, thus joining nationwide federally supported efforts in translational research and education. It confers degrees of MD, PhD, MD/PhD, MSc and MPH. The School and the Mount Sinai Hospital, a tertiary-care teaching facility, comprise the Mount Sinai Medical Center. For a description of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, see:

Email cover letter and detailed resume to information on original posting

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