Biological Sciences/Bioinformatics Informationist, Wilson Information Services, Frederick, MD

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Biological Sciences/Bioinformatics Informationist – Wilson Information Services Corporation, the Scientific Library contractor at the National Cancer Institute at Frederick, has an immediate opening for an outgoing, service-oriented librarian with a strong bioinformatics background, who can adapt to a changing environment with a positive and innovative attitude, to manage outreach services in consultation with research staff in a multi-disciplinary biomedical research library setting.

This individual will provide information management, reference, marketing, and instructional services to scientists and support staff whose expertise ranges from biopharmaceutical development, proteomics, gene mapping, and nanotechnology to virology, immunology, genomics, and veterinary science. Serves as a consultant to scientists seeking assistance in locating and managing genetics information, bibliometrics and portfolio analyses, and disseminating research results via the web. Duties also include serving at the circulation and reference desks, which requires knowledge of biomedical resources. Must be able to work in an environment that fosters learning, collaboration, and teamwork, and able to communicate with others effectively by telephone, in writing, and in person.

Requires an A.L.A.- accredited M.L.S. and a minimum of six years post-degree experience; time at the bench as a biologist in lieu of some post-degree experience is applicable. Proven, successful, demonstrated experience with application of information expertise to literature searching and prior experience working in a health sciences, pharmaceutical, or biomedical library is required. Familiarity with the major scientific databases, an undergraduate degree in biology or molecular biology, and knowledge of health sciences literature preferred. Experience with identifying and applying new technology to information management problems is essential. A strong background in use of information technologies, information management tools, and library marketing is expected.

The nation’s only Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) devoted to discovery, development, and delivery of treatments for cancer and AIDS, NCI-Frederick is the second largest employer in Frederick County, Maryland. Government owned – contractor operated, it performs basic and collaborative research, operates the government’s only biopharmaceutical development and drug manufacturing facilities, and manages clinical trials worldwide.

This full-time, 40-hour week position includes rotational days at the Advanced Technology Research Facility; involves moderate physical exertion. NCI-Frederick is a smoke-free workplace. Salary depends upon qualifications and experience. We offer excellent company benefits. For consideration, please send resume to Susan Wilson, Principal Manager, at or Howard Wilson, Administrator, Wilson Information Services Corporation, P.O. Box 102, New Market, MD 21774. The successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background check. WISCO is an EEO employer.

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