Cochrane Kidney and Transplant seeks Information Specialist – Sydney, Australia

Cochrane Kidney and Transplant seeks Information Specialist – Sydney, Australia

Specifications: Part-time (0.4 FTE)
: Base salary $82K p.a. prorate with superannuation
Sydney, Australia
Application closing date:
18 June 2018

We are seeking an Information Specialist (part-time) to contribute to Cochrane Kidney and Transplant, based at the Centre for Kidney Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The Information Specialist has an integral role in the production of Cochrane Kidney and Transplant reviews. You will contribute to the maintenance and development of a Specialised Register of randomised controlled trials (RCT) within the scope of Cochrane Kidney and Transplant, provide comprehensive literature and editorial support to authors of systematic reviews, and provide comprehensive literature support for collaborative projects with partner organisations such as KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) and KHA-CARI (Kidney Health Australia – Caring for Australasians with Renal Impairment).

We are looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual who is able to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse range of contacts. The successful candidate will also have:

  • tertiary qualifications in librarianship or information science/management. A background or experience in health sciences is an advantage
  • high level attention to detail and the capacity to maintain accurate details (especially in relation to bibliographic control and editorial assessment)
  • demonstrated advanced literature searching expertise
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • excellent planning, organisational and time management skills with ability to be systematic in approach to work and possess strong attention to detail
  • excellent computer skills including MS word, MS excel, and MS outlook, while ability and willingness to learn new skills in this area is essential
  • experience in scientific research or information sciences
  • demonstrated knowledge of systematic reviews and medical terminology
  • strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • working understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation (including Safe Laboratory Practices for roles based in Laboratory)
  • experience in a research-intensive environment or interest in teaching and working in academia

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Dr. Martin Howell on

Full job description and application: Research Officer Information Specialist

Closing date for applications: 11.30pm, 18 June 2018 (Australian EST)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018