2018 Summer Library & Information Services Intern

Approximate Date of Posting: April 12, 2018

Position: Library & Information Services Intern (Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals)

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

Company/Organization Shire https://www.shire.com/who-we-are

Schedule/Hours: Full Time

Time Frame: Jun 5, 2018 – Aug 31, 2018

Compensation: To Be Determined

Source: http://blogs.simmons.edu/slis/jobline/opportunities/

Description:

Librarians and information specialists play a key role in the acquisition and distribution of knowledge resources within the pharmaceutical industry. This internship will offer an introduction to the diverse opportunities available to the research librarian within pharma and biotech. The internship will include mentored rotations in each of the following six competencies:

  • Providing customized literature searches as requested by Shire personnel
  • Identification and analysis of various biomedical information resources
  • Document retrieval
  • Training and customer service
  • Application of rules and regulations regarding copyright
  • Vendor management

The intern will be will be asked to demonstrate competency in each of the rotations by completing various projects that will include presentations, posters, simple literature searches, etc.

Required Skills:

  • Student in accredited Library and Information Sciences program
  • Familiarity with searching open-access biomedical resources such as PubMed, clinicaltrials.gov, and TOXNET
  • Completion of Basic Reference course within the MLS/MLIS program
  • Bachelor degree in the life sciences or biomedical field preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in biotechnology, medicine, and/or healthcare; an intellectual curiosity regarding rare diseases
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Shire
  • MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Prior use of MS Visio and MS SharePoint preferred
  • Experience navigating digital libraries preferred

Website: https://shire.talent-pool.com/job/3293

Deadline: Unspecified

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