Research Information Scientist

Abbott   •  

Abbott Park, IL

5 - 7 years

Posted 183 days ago

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A Biomedical and Business Searcher to define and conduct scientific, business, and IP-related searches. Review, analyze and synthesize search results. Present deliverables to clients to enable assessments, and to support decision-making within R&D and overall business processes.

Main outputs are:

  • Conducts literature searches
  • Provides research results with value-added analysis
  • Creates and monitors current awareness on industry related topics

Key Responsibilities

  • Defines search strategy and relevant criteria (databases, indexing, keywords)
  • Conducts accurate, comprehensive, literature searches in scientific, business, legal and news databases
  • Supports project based searching, including searches related to competitive intelligence
  • Consults with business, scientific or legal clients to determine research needs and applies appropriate information strategies to solving problems
  • Creates and delivers well researched reports that are clearly structured, and that address the issue
  • Monitors, updates, and improves knowledge and expertise with respect to information research tools and resources

Key Skills

  • B.S. in Science required, with at least 5-7 years relevant experience in healthcare, corporate or library setting
  • MSdegree in Library Science and/or a combination of relevant searching experiencepreferred
  • Strong proficiency of secondary research tools and information retrieval techniques usingdatabases and

    platforms such as Medline, Embase, lnspec, STN, Factiva, Proquest Dialog, Thomson ONE

  • Ability to review, analyze and synthesize technical information
  • Ability to work with clients to develop solutions that meet expectations and deliver value
  • High customer focus, flexibility, initiative, ability to prioritize workload, high accuracy, diligence and a fast responder
  • Excellent people skills, ability to work well in a team and in an individual capacity, and willingness to take the lead on initiatives or as assigned
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn, and continuously develops talents, skills and abilities
  • Takes ownership of results, approaching work with a winning attitude
  • Excellent problem solving skills, verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional attitude to allow agile and proactive responses to changing business demands and opportunities
  • Fluency in English (any other language is an advantage)