Job posting: Information Specialist, Research Triangle Park, NC

JOB TITLE:                Information Specialist

HOURLY RATE:       Commensurate with experience

SUPERVISOR:          Dr. Sanford Garner

LOCATION:              Research Triangle Park, NC

POSITION TYPE:      Part Time or Full Time

CLOSING DATE:      February 15, 2020



ILS seeks an experienced Information Specialist (either part-time or full-time) to provide support for the preparation of monographs and other documents that identify agents, substances, mixtures or exposures that pose a human health hazard. With input from staff, this individual will develop and execute search strategies in PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus to search for human, animal, mechanistic, genetic toxicology, and ADME studies and for human exposure scenarios; use a variety of software packages to manage citations and acquire .pdfs (this may include, among others, EndNote and Excel); use systematic review software for citation review, for example, HAWC and Active Screener; prepare citations in various arrays for archiving, importing, and exporting; and document searches and other processes. Other duties will be assigned as needed.


Masters in Library Science or related field or equivalent education, with a minimum of 3 years of experience performing systematic review searches on health-related topics. Undergraduate background in life sciences or public health or a minimum of 3 years working in a biomedical, life sciences setting with strong knowledge of biomedical terminology. Demonstrated experience using PubMed, and at least Web of Science or Scopus, preferably both. Demonstrated ability to create complex search strategies that maximize precision and recall as well as appropriately translating the syntax of the strategy for each database. Proven communication, time management and organization skills. Prefer experience using systematic review processes. Also prefer experience with EndNote or other citation management databases, including automated downloads and full text searches, and with Tableau or other data visualization tools. Excellent writing and editing (copy editing) skills. Ability to quickly learn new procedures and tools as needed. Ability to work in a team environment, including managing review processes involving multiple participants at different locations.

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