The Panum Group is seeking a qualified Librarian to work with the USDA – CNPP – Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) team.
NEL staff work to support systematic review projects that inform Federal nutrition policy and programs such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Strong expertise in systematic review literature searching in biomedical, nutrition,and public health related databases such as PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane is required. Strong organizational and electronic information skills with provena bility to utilize indexing, controlled vocabulary, and search features (i.e.Boolean/proximity operators, limiters and filters, etc) in bibliographical databases are needed. Experience and interest in conducting systematic reviews are desirable. Proven ability to work both independently and in a team environment is preferred.
Duties of the Position: Work as part of a team and receive technical direction from the Office of Nutrition Guidance and Analysis (ONGA) Librarian and Team Lead.
Main duties would consist of: Comprehensive literature searching in multiple databases to support NEL’s systematic review process· maintain the NEL portal and related electronic tools, including posting of NEL web content(www.nel.gov) · advise on NEL communications related to searches and electronic information resources.
– Work closely with the ONGA Librarian and NEL Team.
· Coordinate and/or assist in the NEL systematic review process, which includes the following activities: 1) literature search, screening and selection: a. Communicate with NEL staff and expert groups to accurately translate research questions into appropriate and comprehensive search terms and strategies,b. test, develop, implement, peer review, and document search strategies for relevant databases, c. title screening of search results, and d. retrieval of full text articles 2) maintain and support NEL’s electronic tools and web content3) utilize bibliographic tools such as EndNote to manage literature content· Assist in related duties as needed for all CNPP/NEL projects A minimum of a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school is required. The location shall be: USDA/Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Alexandria, VA. Please submit resumes for consideration toRobert.Waddington@Panum.com.