Cochrane seeks CIS Support Team Member - Flexible location

Cochrane seeks CIS Support Team Member - Flesible location

Specifications: 2 x Part Time, 0.2 FTE, Fixed Term
Salary: Competitive
Location: Flexible
Application Closing Date: 27/04/2018

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 candidates 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 posts are available until December 2018. The successful candidates will receive free registration for the Cochrane Colloquium in Edinburgh.

This is a high-profile job within the Cochrane Information Specialist community and an opportunity for the right two people to help others raise standards and promote good practice as well as enhancing their own knowledge of aspects of the CIS role they may not be familiar with.

Requirements: The ideal candidates should have appropriate library or information science qualifications, current or recent experience of working as a CIS in a CRG, field or Center, 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 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, download the full job description

 Deadline for applications:  27/04/2018 (23:59 GMT)

Thursday, April 5, 2018