Specifications: Part Time, 0.2 FTE, Fixed Term
Application Closing Date: 23/01/2017
Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by identifying, appraising and synthesizing individual research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed.
Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information. We want to be the leading advocate for evidence-informed health care across the world.
Job Description: The successful candidate will join the existing Cochrane Information Specialist Support Team, which provides introductory and ongoing support and training related to Cochrane editorial processes, information technology, and study identification methods to the Cochrane Information Specialist (CIS) community. Support and training is guided by the needs of practicing CISs and current Cochrane policies and technology developments. The post is available for a fixed term of one year.
Requirements: The ideal candidate should have appropriate library or information science qualifications, current or recent experience of working as a CIS in a Cochrane Review Group, Field or Centre, an understanding of information, retrieval methodologies, particularly as they apply to the production of systematic reviews, experience in biomedical database searching, e.g., The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, Embase, trial registries, etc.
If you would like to apply for this position, please send a CV along with a supporting statement to firstname.lastname@example.org with "CIS Support Team Member" in the subject line. The supporting statement should indicate why you are applying for the post, and how far you meet the requirements for the post outlined in the job description using specific examples. List your experience, achievements, knowledge, personal qualities and skills which you feel are relevant to the post.
For further information, please download the full job description: CIS Support Team Member JD.docx
Deadline for applications: 23rd January 2017 (12 midnight GMT)