Job: Biosciences Information Librarian

11/26/14 – Biosciences Information Librarian
Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar

Sarah P’s comments:  This position was originally posted on 5/1/14. Cornell is also seeking a Biblio-Metadata Librarian.

Reporting to the Director, Distributed eLibrary and the Dean of the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, this position supports the institution’s biomedical research program by providing (library) services relevant to the biomedical research life cycle, with a focus on analyzing data sets and editing manuscripts in preparation for presentation or publication. The Biosciences Information Librarian will liaise with researchers, library staff and ITS staff to develop data management strategies and plans.


  • Analyze and prepare biomedical research data for presentation or publication.
  • Edit manuscripts for publication
  • Provide consultation services to WCMC-Q researchers in developing data management strategies and plans.
  • Liaise with ITS staff supporting research, on data management and storage.
  • Work closely with librarians in the Distributed eLibrary on scholarly communications and the institutional repository.
  • Participate in providing instruction to researchers on relevant databases and tools.
  • Evaluate and procure tools and resources that contribute to analysis and presentation of research data. Recommend biosciences related resources in all formats for the Distributed eLibrary’s collection.
  • Participate in a structured program of continuing education through any of the following, but not limited to: Professional association sponsored activities or programs; Commercial organization sponsored activities and seminars; Lectures and demonstrations; or, Formal instruction at a university or college.
  • Conduct research and write for publication relevant to the position and/or to the field of library and information science. (minimum of one annual peer-reviewed publication, single or co-authored) relevant to the work of the section and/or to the field of Library and Information Science.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean or the Library Director.


  • Advanced degree in biosciences or another relevant discipline
  • Two-five years recent experience in biomedical science research
  • Excellent editorial skills
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, desktop publishing software, bibliographic management programs, and data management tools
  • Demonstrated interest in the applications of current and emerging technologies in biomedical sciences
  • Demonstrated commitment to user instruction and to consultation with users on their information management needs
  • Commitment to engage in research and scholarship
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must work well in a culturally diverse environment


  • Terminal degree in biosciences or another relevant discipline
  • Masters degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Strong service orientation
  • Knowledge of html, xml, SQL, Java, and other relevant software

Application Information

Contact: Ms. Anna melin Iqbal
Human Resources
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
Phone: +974 44928623
Online App. Form: 11

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