Medical Affairs Senior Information Specialist

Tucson

Job Type: Permanent

Medical Affairs Senior Information Specialist

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The position provides scientific medical research and technical information to support for Client. This includes constructing and maintaining product class alert literature strategies and support health authority requests; evaluate and recommend new information resources, platforms, and search tools for information services; maintain and update Client Virtual Library; support the negotiation process with vendors in the Published Information Industry (includes Scientific Publishers, Database Producers and Hosts); provides standards assistance to engineering and development teams, and maintains regular contact with key customers across the business to ensure the Client's Virtual Library is able to support business activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Define literature search protocols and literature search queries
Execute literature searches in accordance with the search protocol
Screen titles, abstract and full text of publications from the literature search for clinical data on specified medical devises in accordance with inclusion/exclusion criteria set out in the literature search protocol
Collaborate with internal subject matter experts to interpret and summarize clinical data from medical and scientific literature during the screening and data extraction steps of the systematic literature review process
Put metrics in place to measure usage and effectiveness of IS systems
Provides training on using information resources, copyright compliance, intellectual access and digital rights management and bibliographic referencing and procurement Evaluate and recommend new information resources, platforms and search tools
Maintain and update virtual library

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Formal Training/Education:
Relevant bachelor degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Masters of Library Science and experience in a global, multi-national consulting, financial services or other professional services research environment preferred

Experience:
3+ years of related experience within a pharmaceutical, biotech firm, or CRO firm specifically in information sciences or knowledge management
Demonstrated experience in regulatory compliance, preferred
Experience managing a team, preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to assess content of published clinical studies; preferred
Ability to build and maintain customer relationships
Knowledge of medical device industry; preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent people skills
Excellent presentation skills
Excellent technical, analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent organizational skills
Strong process orientation
Proficiency with scientific & medical and business databases is required
Acute attention to detail and quality
Ability to prioritize to deliver results across a variety of customer needs in a fast paced environment
Ability to function with high integrity and in compliance with all laws, regulations and policies
HQ-based position Some travel up to 10% to participate in meetings and conferences

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