Friday, May 27, 2011

Research Librarian: Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University (New York, NY)

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in NY, NY is seeking to fill this full time Academic position

Position Title: Research Librarian

Department: The Samuel J. Wood Library and the C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center

Status: Full Time, Academic

Salary: Starting 60K

Location: Upper East Side – Manhattan location

Position Summary:

The Research Librarian coordinates library research support for members of Weill Cornell Medical College’s (WCMC) research community, including members the CTSC (Clinical and Translational Science Center). S/he is embedded in the research practices of the institution and is responsible for training and current awareness of bibliographic and informatics-related research tools as well as providing outreach and service development. Additionally, the Research Librarian represents the library on issues of open access and other trends in research publication. This position reports to the Associate Director for Client Services.


  • Coordinate the SCISSORS (Scholarly Communication in Support of ReSearch) program.
  • Provide research support to research laboratories and the CSTC.
  • Develop education and training on research tools and the scholarly workflow.
  • Suggest and create special projects and programs to further the effective use of biomedical information resources to advance research practice.
  • Collaborate with faculty, students, and health and life sciences librarians across the university to further e-science initiatives.
  • Assist with data curation and data discovery and access processes.
  • Provide expertise on open access publishing.
  • Participate in the selection of resources for researchers.


  • Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or the completion of significant coursework towards the degree.
  • Advanced degree in biological or biomedical science.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of bibliographic research tools.
  • Experience in the use of molecular and/or genetic databases preferred.
  • Excellent technical, written and verbal communication skills and teaching/presentation skills.
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated initiative, the ability to manage multiple projects and a commitment to professional development.
  • Certification in the Academy of Health Information Professionals or the ability to meet certification requirements a plus.

Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Cornell also has Ph.D. programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Sloan-Kettering Institute, has established a joint MD-PhD. program for students to intensify their pursuit of Cornell's triple mission of education, research, and patient care.

Weill Cornell Medical College's educational mission emphasizes the importance of combining a strong foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care. By promoting a true social commitment, stimulating creativity, and fostering independent thought and study, Weill Cornell Medical College continues to cultivate the best of tomorrow's leaders in the field of medicine.

Thank you!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Weill Cornell Medical College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.