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University of Utah Research Assistant or Research Associate Librarian in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Research Assistant or Research Associate Librarian

Department 00820 - Eccles Hlth Sci Library Oper

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin As soon as possible

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Job Summary

Do you want to elevate the transparency, reproducibility, and replicability of academic research output? Are you passionate about improving health outcomes by identifying the best available evidence? Then considering joining our team!

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah seeks an enthusiastic, proactive, service-oriented, and collaborative individual for the position of Assistant or Associate Librarian for Evidence Synthesis. In partnership with researchers and librarian colleagues across campus, the Evidence Synthesis Librarian works with students and faculty to develop workable research questions and protocols, create and document expert literature searches, validate and peer review information retrieval strategies, advise on review standards and methods, support citation management, and co-author manuscripts based on completed reviews. The Evidence Synthesis Librarian may also collaborate on practice guidelines, scoping reviews, narrative reviews, rapid reviews, clinical evidence summaries, and knowledge synthesis projects that directly inform clinical practice or support new and ongoing funded research.

This is a career-line Research faculty appointment with funding guaranteed for four years. Salary range of $54,000 – $72,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

The Evidence Synthesis Librarian serves along with a group of dedicated library staff and faculty. We are leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers in the University and community. We are a team of informationists that support each other and our dreams, ideas, experiments, and professional successes. We believe in each other, and our department offers a nurturing environment of support where you can experiment with ideas and grow in your career.

Responsibilities

Reporting to a tenured Associate Librarian, the Evidence Synthesis Librarian will:

•Contribute to a campus-wide evidence synthesis and systematic review service including establishing policies and procedures and assessing service impact

•Cultivate partnerships with researchers through consultations and involvement on evidence syntheses projects

•Collaborate with research teams to develop and register protocols and advise on review methodology

•Accurately translate research questions into appropriate and comprehensive search terms and strategies

•Develop, test, implement, peer review and document search strategies for relevant databases

•Perform title screening of search results

•Participate in the retrieval of full text articles

•Use bibliographic tools such as EndNote to manage literature content

•Contribute to the activities of the library’s Clinical, Research and Education Team, including providing reference service and in-depth consultations

•Participate in professional organizations and engage in research and publishing that will have a significant, positive impact on the library, health sciences, and University communities

•Job responsibilities will be divided approximately as follows:

o50% – evidence synthesis services

o30% – instruction, reference, and education support

o20% – research, service, and professional development

Qualifications

Required

•Graduate degree from an ALA -accredited library school or other relevant accredited graduate degree

•Expert literature searching experience, particularly using MEDLINE /PubMed, Embase, Cochrane CENTRAL , and other key databases and grey literature resources

•Familiarity with evidence synthesis search methodologies, guidelines, and standards, including the NAM Standards, PRISMA , and the Cochrane Collaboration

•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

•Ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork among colleagues

•Passion for service to the profession and academia, and a commitment to developing a scholarly profile

•Flexibility and adaptability for work in a fast-paced, changing environment

•Comfort learning new technologies and processes

•Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace and community

•Willingness to teach faculty, staff, and students and create curricula

Preferred

•Minimum 2 years professional experience in a health sciences library or as a systematic review information expert

•Evidence of participation in research teams as a peer, such as publication record, preferably including a systematic review

•Experience in using citation management software, such as EndNote or Mendeley

•One year of experience in instruction and reference in an academic library setting

•Familiarity with evidence-based practice ( EBM )

• Experience in developing collaborations and outreach external to the library.

Applications:

The University of Utah uses an online application system.

Please complete the online application form and submit a cover letter stating how your educational background and experience match the needs and qualifications highlighted above; a curriculum vitae; names of three references; and a sample of an expert search you have completed using MEDLINE (a completed systematic review manuscript with complete search strategy you have designed and executed is preferred).

Application Instructions: To apply, please go to the University’s Careers page. Quick link for Posting is http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/102767

If you have any questions on this position announcement or on applying online, please contact:

Christy Jarvis, Committee Chair

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

10 North 1900 East, Building 589

Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890

801-581-3031

christy.jarvis@utah.edu

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO /Diversity Information: The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Please include a Sample Search Strategy in the required documents.

If you have any questions on this position announcement or on applying online, please contact:

Christy Jarvis, Committee Chair

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

10 North 1900 East, Building 589

Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890

801-581-3031

christy.jarvis@utah.edu

Open Date 02/12/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02424F

Type Faculty

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