Research Librarian (Clinical/Medical Affairs) in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want                                              

  • Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.
  • Data managers. People who enjoy compiling, organizing and consolidating large volumes of data and reports.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.
  • Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

What you will do

In this role, you will support research for our Trauma & Extremities business by collecting, cataloging and distributing technical and commercial information from a variety of internal and external sources to meet the information needs of Medical Affairs, R&D, Marketing and other internal teams.  You will manage the Trauma & Extremities scientific library, including evaluating and managing new and existing vendor relationships and researching and investigating the availability of data for special organization requirements.

Your ability to build strong, effective partnerships with internal teams and information vendors as well as your eye for continuous process and systems improvement will enable you to solve problems through a consultative approach, ensure reliability and quality in our products and contribute to producing industry leading product innovations.

This position will be home-based, with proximity to our Mahwah, NJ facility for frequent meetings and other events.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain Trauma & Extremities library system; including all administrative functions
  • Selecting, developing, cataloging and classifying library resources and coordination and administration of scientific publications
  • Collect and store incoming publications and enter them into the virtual scientific library
  • Maintain library inventory and conduct periodic audits of the information on file
  • Serve as the main point of contact for literature inquiries and requests and for the creation and maintenance of literature tracking and reporting
  • Monitor deadlines and goals related to the scientific library and establish, monitor and evaluate overall program
  • Develop, implement and evaluate policies and procedures for Library Services
  • Maintain an awareness of current library issues and trends affecting all library departments

What you need

  • Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university with an emphasis in cataloging or any equivalent combination of education and/or training
  • At least 5 years of experience working with electronic databases of library materials
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communication as well as organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to establish professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature, product portfolio, and the competitive and healthcare environments
  • Must be adaptable, and able to apply knowledge to new practices.
  • Must have the ability to apply principles of library science to solve practical problems in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Must have working knowledge of computer applications for library services and database development skills

Work From Home: Yes

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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