Job Posting: TraCS Funding Resources, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Job Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posted:  August 2
Department: Health Sciences Library

Application Deadline:

Position Summary: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library (HSL) seeks a collaborative, enthusiastic, and outreach-oriented individual for the position of TraCS Institute Funding Resources Librarian. As a member of the HSL User Services Department and the Health and Natural Sciences Team, the individual in this position works closely with staff and researcher members of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (TraCS) Institute http: , the university’s Clinical and Translational Science Award unit.

The TraCS Institute Funding Resources Librarian is a liaison and ambassador, fostering clear communication and consultation between the University’s translational science community and a number of groups. These groups include campus libraries, SPARC, TraCS Institute staff, members of the TraCS administrative group, Health Sciences Library staff, the UNC at Chapel Hill Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, staff of the Office of Research Development, and UNC System General Administration. The individual in this position is expected to contribute to the growing national Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) http: consortium’s knowledge base and to engage professionally at conferences, through research, presentation, and publication, documenting best practices learned through this collaboration and partnership. The librarian in this position reports to the Health and Natural Sciences Team Coordinator at the Health Sciences Library with direction provided by the Program Director of the TraCS Institute. The librarian has office space in both locations.

Education Requirements: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science

Qualification and Experience: REQUIRED: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a science or health discipline. Minimum one year work experience in health sciences libraries, informatics, grants, life sciences, laboratory science, or health services. Demonstrated understanding of the research processes employed in biomedical and clinical research Demonstrated knowledge of funding agencies and sponsors. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse range of colleagues in different working environments. Evidence of ability to reach out to new and non-traditional clientele. Strong computer skills including the ability to build web pages, maintain NC TraCS funding opportunities webpage, and identify new tools, as needed. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Enthusiasm, flexibility, and ability to manage time and set priorities in an innovative, evolving and time-sensitive work environment. PREFERRED: MD or PhD in biomedical sciences or public health. Experience searching for grant and other funding opportunities from a variety of sources and linking those with appropriate faculty teams. Two or more years’ work experience in an academic medical or health sciences library.

Department Contact Name and Title: Tiffany Allen, Director of Library Human Resources

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