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[InetBib] Job opening: Information specialist / Research Support Librarian (Medicine) 80-100% - UB Bern

Dear Colleagues,

At the Medical University library in Bern (Switzerland), we have a job opening 
for an:
Information specialist / Research Support Librarian (Medicine) 80-100%

Please forward this message to anyone who might be interested in applying, 
thank you!

Kind regards
Laura Diaz Hernandez

Bern University Library serves faculty, students and staff of Bern University 
as well as the general public. It has a staff of 250 at its sites in Bern, and 
holds a collection of over 4 million books, electronic resources, journals and 
newspapers and provides access to over 100‘000 e-journals.

The Research Support Service was created in 2017 and it is in a steady 
development phase. We offer literature search and academic writing courses and 
support for researchers,  clinicians and students from the Medical and 
Dentistry faculties. To support and grow the existing team, the Research 
Support Service is searching for an:

Information specialist / Research Support Librarian (Medicine) 80-100%

Contract: 2 years contract with the intention to make the position permanent. 
Starting as soon as possible.
Place: Universität Bern, Fachbereichsbibliothek Bühlplatz, Baltzerstrasse 4, 
3012 Bern Switzerland
Application: Review of applications will begin on February 15th 2018, and 
continue until the position is filled.

Duties and responsibilities:
·      Planning and delivery of introductory/advanced courses about systematic 
literature searching and evidence based medicine for various target groups 
(optional and compulsory courses for the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry 
and courses for graduate school students).
·      One-on-one support for researchers and master students (master and 
dissertation theses, peer-reviewed publications and grants).
·      Development of self-paced study materials.
·      Mediated literature searches for demanding research projects (systematic 
reviews, meta-analyses, HTAs).

Qualifications and skills:
·      Demonstrable experience in systematic literature searching. You have 
supported systematic review search strategies and/or have co-authored several 
systematic reviews published in peer-review journals (with or without 
·      Teaching aptitude and experience.
·      Flexible and life-long learner.
·      Ability to work cooperatively in a team, as well as independently.
·      Excellent organizational skills, attention to record keeping, detail and 
·      You are client and objective oriented and have some negotiation skills.
·      Very good knowledge of English. Proficiency in German is not mandatory 
but would be an asset.
·      Good networker with international outlook
·      Either a degree/postgraduate qualification in Library and Information 
Science (or professional experience in academic library or similar institution) 
or: a degree/postgraduate qualification in the field of Medicine/Life Sciences.

We are offering an interesting position with diverse activities in a committed 
and growing team, contributing to the expansion of medical library services 
(the Medical Faculty increases student admissions by 50% to 320 p/a from 2018). 
We offer training in systematic literature searching and the possibility to 
attend to international and national conferences and workshops.

We are looking to have the successful candidate in place as soon as possible.
The salary of the position is based on the salary scale of the canton of Bern.

For further information on the position advertised, please contact Dr. Laura 
Diaz Hernandez,
laura.diaz@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:laura.diaz@xxxxxxxxxxx> (preferably by email to 
set a phone appointment), +41 31 631 49 07.

Please send your application including a Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter 
Susanna Schori: susanna.schori@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:susanna.schori@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Universität Bern, Universitätsbibliothek Bern, Personalverantwortliche
Hochschulstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland

Kind regards

Dr. Laura Diaz Hernandez
Head of Research Support Services  (Medicine)

Universitätsbibliothek Bern
Fachbereichsbibliothek Bühlplatz (FBB)
Baltzerstr. 4
3012 Bern, Schweiz
Tel.: +41 (0)31 631 49 07
office-hours: Tuesday to Friday


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