Medical Sample Job Postings


Sample Medical/Health Sciences Positions for LIS Professionals (as of 8/2017; click on position title for full job posting)

(Note: All positions described below require or prefer that job applicants have an MLIS or equivalent.)


Sample Duties Sample Required Qualifications Salary
Medical Research Libarian

Medical research firm, Waltham, MA

Conduct research in multiple databases (PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, PsycINFO, EconLit, BIOSIS, CINAHL, etc.) to assist scientific staff with client projects; track, report subscription usage, initiate license renewals with vendors, request copyright permissions, establish collaboration agreements, and answer copyright questions; organize, maintain library, research materials (electronic repository, print book and journal collection, other reference materials). 3-5 years library experience, medical or corporate setting preferred; biomedical research background desired; advanced biomedical database searching skills; ability to support project teams with research in variety of therapeutic and disease areas, conduct literature search training for junior research staff; electronic data management skills; well-organized, superior time management; excellent verbal and written communication skills. Not stated
Program Analyst/Information Officer

International development, research firm, Bethesda, MD

Ensure monitoring, information flow from health and development initiatives that help advance political transition objectives; prepare reports on program status and impact (success stories, press releases, quarterly, annual, and ad hoc reports) detailing how effectively program responds to transition issues; manage program grant tracking database, maintain oversight of data entry to ensure reliability, accuracy, consistency, completeness, timeliness. Minimum 3 years experience in analysis and reporting on program impact and implementation; familiarity with Microsoft Access, fluent in English, experience in writing reports; excellent organization, time-management, and team collaboration skills; strong cross-cultural and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Not stated
Contract Librarian

Public health organization, Arlington, VA

Develop, implement search strategies via relevant medical electronic databases to aid in execution of quality Systematic Reviews and guidelines/ recommendations; oversee use of scholarly publishing databases (Embase, Medline, and Cochrane Trials); coordinate knowledge-based research support services with other stakeholders; supports citation management throughout process; use EndNote and other bibliographic resources for retrieved citations/articles; provide literature monitoring and other support activities as needed Efficient and organized with a keen attention to detail; maintains confidentiality, exercises discretion, good judgment and strong work ethic; excellent written, oral communication skills; ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds, sectors, experiences; communicate with diverse audiences; engage people in person, on phone; ability to derive literature evidence search terms and MeSH terms; ability to work independently and with a team to meet deadlines $70,000
Librarian III

University medical research center, Baltimore, MD

Information expert for faculty, staff, fellows, and students in several assigned departments; build collaborative relationships with Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health, providing variety of group instruction sessions, individual consultations and specialized information services, participating in departmental research- and information-management-related project teams; build evolving set of data services to meet needs of researchers across the research data lifecycle from creation to preservation 3 years professional experience in academic health sciences or biomedical library or affiliated clinical/research environment; understanding of research process used in a range of disciplines, especially health sciences; experience with lifecycle of research data and data management plan requirements (NIH, NSF, etc); demonstrated service orientation with ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment. Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational skills, verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills. $56,416 – $77,497