Applications must include both a cover letter and a resume.
The Research & Instruction Department (R&I) of the Hirsh Health Sciences Library is responsible for providing and developing services to meet the information needs of the staff, students, and faculty of the Health Sciences Campus. The Campus is comprised of the Dental School, the Medical School (including programs in Public Health and Professional Programs), the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, as well as the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. The Department’s major activities are user education, classroom and informal instruction, reference, online and print information delivery, and academic support.
The Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for coordinating and providing specialized information services to researchers and clinicians. This position reports to the Head of Research & Instruction and serves as the R&I team liaison to the researchers, faculty, staff, and students of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. The successful candidate will cultivate relationships, assess information and education needs, and develop programs and curricula that deliver library support to the research and translational science community through outreach, consultation, training, and current awareness. This librarian will keep abreast of trends in molecular biology, genetics and related disciplines, make collection development recommendations in those subject areas to the Head of Collections Management, and represent the Hirsh Health Sciences Library in matters related to the development and implementation of University-wide scientific research data management. As a member of the R&I team, this librarian will share in Library Service Desk duties, participate in group instruction, serve on Tufts University library committees, and is expected to be professionally active. The successful candidate will start at the rank of Assistant Librarian.
- 1-3 years of related academic library and/or research experience.
- MLS from an ALA-accredited institution AND undergraduate degree in biology or an equivalent field, or experience working in a laboratory setting, or related experience involving instruction/research in STEM, health sciences, or biosciences.
- Microsoft Office Suite, presentation tools such as PowerPoint.
- Advanced degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or an equivalent field, relevant undergraduate subject credentials, and/or experience working in a biological laboratory environment with progressive levels of responsibility AND an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
- Experience with instructional technology and design.
- Experience in the use of molecular or genetics databases or translational science analysis tools.
- Familiarity with NCBI resources and an understanding of trends in bioinformatics, biology and other scientific disciplines.
- Familiarity with grants resources and databases, including US government data management requirements.
- Strong commitment to outstanding public service, flexibility, initiative, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching and working collaboratively.
- At least 1-2 years experience in an academic, biomedical, or science-focused special library.
- Demonstrated teaching ability.
- Ability to communicate with diverse staff and user groups and at all levels of technical ability.
- Ability to work independently and in groups.
- Desire to learn user needs and recommend solutions to improve library service.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.