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Job Posting: Research and Education Librarian for Bioinformatics

January 15, 2021 - 4:29pm by Judy Spak

Research and Education Librarian for Bioinformatics Are you a recent science graduate interested in librarianship? Join our Bioinformatics Support team! Required Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA‐accredited library school OR a post‐graduate degree in a biomedical science related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science. Demonstrated knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of a biomedical-related discipline and an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in that field. Excellent analytical, customer service, and interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with analysis of omics data using a programing language Experience working in an academic health sciences library Ability to perform independent analyses and report findings to biomedical researchers Publication(s) in relevant peer-reviewed journals Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours/week); standard work week (M-F, 8:30 – 5:00) Start date: February 1, 2021 Rank: Librarian I APPLY HERE Yale University offers an exciting opportunity for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include major art museums, theaters and music. New Haven is also a biotech and research hub and the location of one of the largest hospitals in the United States. The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and the Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as Yale College and the Yale Graduate School. The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center's missions of research, education, and patient care. In addition, digitized collections, clinical synthesis tools, evidence-based practice resources, and a suite of bioinformatics tools bring information to our community at the library, on campus and remotely. For additional information, see: https://library.medicine.yale.edu/. Position Description/Focus The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Bioinformatics Support Program is considered among the most comprehensive medical library bioinformatics programs in the US. It provides support throughout the Next-Generation Sequencing data (genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics) lifecycle from raw data (e.g. FASTQ files) to the functional analysis of differentially-regulated molecules. It also supports the functional analysis of proteomics, post-translational modifications, and metabolomics datasets.  The Program not only provides access to the state-of-the-art bioinformatics software (e.g. Partek Flow, Qlucore Omics Explorer, Ingenuity Pathway Analysis, MetaCore, Transfac) but also provides training and consultations on how to use these tools. Training sessions on how to use open source software (e.g. Cytoscape) and command line/ scripting (e.g. R, Python) for the analysis and visualization of biomedical datasets are also regularly offered. The  Research and Education Librarian for Bioinformatics is a member of the Academic Research and Education team and reports to the Head of Academic Research and Education. As a member of the library’s established Bioinformatics Support Program, the Research and Education Librarian for Bioinformatics serves as a liaison between the library and basic and clinical research departments, laboratories, and individual researchers and is pivotal to maintaining and growing excellent bioinformatics support services. The librarian will interact with faculty, staff, researchers, and students in the Yale Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health as well as researchers, graduate students and post-docs in an array of academic and clinical programs across the Medical Center and Yale's West Campus. The librarian will also interact and collaborate with other University centers and units including the Yale Center for Genomic Analysis and Yale Center for Research Computing. The library also supports Yale New Haven Hospital, and the Research and Education Librarian for Bioinformatics will interact with clinicians, staff, and researchers from the hospital. The librarian will also collaborate with colleagues from throughout the Yale University Library system. Position Responsibilities This position will contribute to the success of the Bioinformatics Support Program by responding to the increased need and demand for bioinformatics support across the medical campus. Specifically: Provides reference and in-depth research, information and bioinformatics  consultation services to biomedical researchers through one-on-one and group consultations (in person or online) on a wide variety of bioinformatics topics throughout the research life cycle. Teaches Yale biomedical researchers, students, and staff to use a range of free and commercial (licensed by the library) bioinformatics databases and software for retrieving, downloading, analyzing, and visualizing a wide variety of molecular data including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics.  Creates and develops instruction modules and coordinates presentations from outside vendors and guest speakers for the benefit of the Yale biomedical community. Communicates regularly with researchers to develop a deep understanding of their current research interests, projects, and bioinformatics and data needs. Offers services to help researchers identify and meet requirements of grants (proposals and reporting), publications (research and publisher requirements), and any applicable public access policies associated with federally funded research. Creates and maintains online guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with the Data Librarian for Health Sciences to develop and teach instruction sessions on command-line coding. Collaborates with fellow medical librarians and librarians across campus, bioinformaticians, statisticians, and other departments that support e-science. Works closely with the Collection Development and Scholarly Communication Librarian and other library staff to select, evaluate and promote bioinformatics and data resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, etc.) related to biomedical research and science. Participates in assessing the efficacy/relevance of the Bioinformatics Support program by collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics which document the service levels and trends in service provision. Helps the library gain insights into new potential uses and users of the bioinformatics resources, and information-seeking behaviors of scientists. Demonstrates professional development and service through publication and/or active membership in professional organizations. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts. May perform other duties as assigned.   Background Check Requirements All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Job Posting: Research & Education Librarian

August 1, 2019 - 3:54pm by Judy Spak

Would you like to grow and thrive professionally in a collaborative, supportive, and user-centered environment? Do you enjoy working with students? Come work with us!   The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library (CWML) at Yale seeks a proactive, service-oriented, and creative Research and Education Librarian (Librarian I-II) to support the research and education needs of medical and graduate students at the Yale School of Medicine.   As a member of the Research and Education Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination, development, and refinement of the CWML Personal Librarian program for students at the Yale School of Medicine. The Research and Education Librarian will also participate in the library's general education program and provide reference and research services to the wide range of library patrons that the CWML serves. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Research and Education Services.   For a complete position description and to apply please visit bit.ly/YaleCareers-57215BR.  Application review will begin on September 3, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.   Please note: The successful candidate's start date will be on or after January 2, 2020. FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION Research and Education Librarian Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Yale University Rank:  Librarian I-II Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours/week); standard work week (M-F, 8:30 – 5:00) Start date: January 2, 2020 Position Focus: The Research and Education Librarian will design and participate in the medical library's efforts for reference, instruction, and outreach to students in the School of Medicine. The librarian will  teach in the medical library's general instruction program; and offer reference services to the general clientele of the medical center. The Research and Education Librarian will oversee strategic planning and day-to-day coordination of the medical library’s Personal Librarian (PL) program. This enthusiastic, user-centered individual will primarily design and implement the library’s outreach program to students in the Yale School of Medicine, as well as assist and advise on PL outreach efforts across the Medical Center.  Through instruction and consultation, the librarian works to enable students, faculty, clinicians, and researchers to leverage information and data resources to the fullest. With experience using a wide range of bibliographic databases, both biomedical and general, the librarian develops and provides training/instruction in the use of knowledge management, information and data resources, tools, and strategies including evidence-based searching, systematic reviews, and content management tools. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Research and Education Services and is a member of a dedicated team of research and education librarians. Position Responsibilities: Directs the Personal Librarian program for School of Medicine students, including the creation of marketing materials, implementation of outreach strategies, planning new student orientations, and other outreach initiatives. Collaborates with colleagues on the Research and Education Team who support students of all levels throughout the Medical Center, including the Yale School of Nursing, the Yale School of Public Health, the Yale Physician Associate Program, the Yale Physician Assistant Online Program, and the Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences to prepare outreach materials, orientation sessions, and other resources. May also collaborate with Clinical Librarians in support of outreach initiatives to clinical departments. Participates in the medical library's general education program and prepares and presents a range of in-person classes on various topics, including biomedical databases and platforms (e.g., PubMed, Ovid, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus), citation management tools, biomedical research strategies, enhancing research impact, and in-depth citation analysis. Classes may be held in the library or other campus locations. Provides in-depth reference, information, research and consultation services for students, faculty, and researchers throughout the research life cycle. Provides training in the use of knowledge management and information resources, tools, and strategies including evidence-based searching, systematic reviews, content management tools, databases, mobile apps, etc. Serves as point person for referrals from the Information Desk, which is staffed by a team of clerical and technical staff members. Creates and maintains online guides, websites, and other research support tools. Collaborates with fellow librarians and other providers of information resources to support research and education. Participates in departmental, library, and system-wide planning, and engages in campus, regional and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale’s research and education support services and collections. May work with the Collection Development and Scholarly Communication Librarian and the Marketing Committee to evaluate and select information resources in all formats and to promote these resources to library users. May serve as a project manager for a variety of short-term and long-term projects. May serve as a liaison to departments or centers within the Medical Center. Serves on departmental and library system-wide committees. Demonstrates professional development and service through publication and/or active membership in professional organizations. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts. May perform other duties as assigned. Skills and Abilities Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service and a passion for engaging with learners at all levels. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility. Innovative, resourceful, flexible, and collegial. Ability to work successfully both independently and collaboratively in a diverse team environment, and to effectively build partnerships and promote the library. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and work well with colleagues and library patrons, individually and in groups. Required Education and Experience Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects and bring them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Preferred Education, Experience and Skills Familiarity and experience with adult learning theory and instruction with adult learners. Experience designing and conducting library instruction. Experience working with and knowledge of biomedical research resources. Experience with assessment, educational technology and instructional design. Experience working in an academic or health sciences library.  
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