Providence, RI; Biomedical & Life Sciences Librarian, Brown University

The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and user-oriented
informational professional to join the Research and Outreach Services
Department as the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian.

Reporting to the Head of Health & Science Information Services, the
Biomedical & Life Sciences librarian supports the information needs of the
Program in Biology (Division of Biology and Medicine) and for the
Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences (CLPS). This
position serves as the primary liaison between the Library and these
departments, and plays a central role in developing library services and
collections to support current and future research and instructional
initiatives of these departments

The Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian supports the instructional and
research needs of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate
concentrators. The librarian will also build upon established partnerships
with campus units such as the Office of Sponsored Projects, the BioMed
Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and the Institutional Animal
Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to expand the library’s role in such areas
as research reproducibility, support for/compliance with funder mandates,
and other research management needs, and will partner with other health &
science librarians at Brown to support the university’s initiatives in
Biomedical Informatics and in Translational Science.

To fulfill these responsibilities successfully, the Biomedical and Life
Sciences Librarian will have a strong academic background in biology,
psychology, or other life sciences field, and have significant hands-on
experience with relevant technologies and bibliographic tools. The
successful candidate should have a demonstrated knowledge of the work of
laboratory scientists and the scientific processes they apply, and will
maintain a strong awareness of issues related to scholarly communications
including copyright, open access, repositories, and licensing of online


– Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution OR an advanced
degree in a life sciences field
– Educational background in life sciences (BA or higher in a related
– Prefer at least 3 years work experience in life sciences
librarianship, or other relevant fields. Willing to consider applications
from recent library school grads with appropriate experience and education.
– Knowledge and experience with appropriate biological & biomedical
databases: BIOSIS, PubMed, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, PsycInfo
– Knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing,
copyright, repositories), especially the NIH Public Access Policy
requirements and processes.
– Experience with protocols and methods searching and with research
reproducibility information resources and instruction
– Knowledge of scholarly metrics and impact evaluation tools and
resources (preferred)
– Demonstrated instruction and presentation skills.
– Ability to acquire new technological skills & resolve problems in a
resourceful and timely manner
– Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
writing; strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to manage
time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a
positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude
– Self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work both independently
and as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team; attention to
detail and ability to adhere to deadlines.

To Apply: please visit Brown University’s career opportunities website at: and reference
*REQ137338*. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit
for immediate consideration. *Documents should include cover letter,
resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three
references.* Review of applications will continue until the position is

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic
global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for
employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of,
gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally
protected status.


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