Medical Librarian/Information Specialist – Plymouth Meeting, PA

ECRI Institute, an AHRQ-designated Evidence-based Practice Center, seeks an experienced Information Specialist to join the Custom Response Team as part of our Health Technology Assessment Information Center. This position is located in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

Duties and  Responsibilities:
•Intensive biomedical database and Web searching (PubMed, EMBASE, OVID, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library, The National Guideline Clearinghouse, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, etc.)
•Search strategy construction, assessment, refinement, and maintenance
•Communicating with Member Services staff to define topics and the scope of searches
•Managing projects through research, writing, and editing phases to ensure timely delivery of client reports
•Documenting search strategies and results according to ECRI Institute guidelines


•An MLS/MLIS degree from an American Library Association-accredited master’s program in Library and Information Studies
•Previous experience working in a medical library or corporate information center setting with a biomedical focus.
•Demonstrated searching experience in major biomedical databases (PubMed, EMBASE, OVID, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library, The National Guideline Clearinghouse, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, etc.)
Search strategy construction, assessment, refinement, and maintenance
•The ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment
•Excellent written, oral communication and problem solving skills
•The ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary staff

The ideal candidate will be familiar with principles of evidence-based medicine, MeSH, and have previous experience with citation management systems (EndNote, Reference Manager). Prior experience in a clinical environment and experience writing, editing, and formatting documentation for publication is also desired.

About ECRI Institute’s Custom Response Service:  ECRI Institute’s Health Technology Assessment Information Service produces custom reports that serve as guides to the published literature on specific devices, drugs, and medical procedures. These reports are requested by clients and customized to meet their specific information needs. Prepared by information specialists and research analysts, the reports describe how a certain technology is used, with analytical text and comprehensive literature searches to showcase the latest medical evidence. We maintain over 1,200 unique topics in our Web-based report library, which is updated on a daily basis.  Our clients include an international group of third-party insurance providers, hospitals, health systems, medical device manufacturers, government agencies and ministries of health.

About ECRI Institute: ECRI Institute is a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient safety and care. It has its headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. We have a diverse working environment that encourages teamwork and an open exchange of ideas. Over 400 dedicated staff blend extraordinary scope and depth of clinical, management, and technical expertise with a wide range of experienced healthcare professionals. Our competitive benefit package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage which begins on the first day of the month following their start date.

For 50 years, ECRI Institute has dedicated itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare. Through rigorous, evidence-based patient safety research, ECRI Institute has recommended actionable solutions that have saved countless lives. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-Based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and strives to achieve the highest levels of safety and quality in healthcare by collecting and analyzing patient safety information and sharing best practices and lessons learned.

Qualified applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. ECRI Institute is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 610-825-6000. EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

To be considered further for this opportunity, interested candidates must apply directly to our website: (see “Job openings”)






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