Information Scientist

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Created: January 6, 2014


A 12 month vacancy has arisen with the National Clinical Guideline Centre (NCGC) for an information scientist.

Based in the NCGC’s offices in London’s west end, you will be a member of the Centre’s information science team working closely with the Centre’s guideline technical teams and liaising with the RCP Library. The main duties include literature searching for clinical guidelines, managing references in reference management software, ordering papers and maintaining clear audit trails.

Education to degree level is essential as are good IT skills and some experience of searching electronic bibliographic databases such as Embase, Medline and The Cochrane Library. Equally important to working to a high level of attention to detail are strong inter-personal skills and the ability to interact professionally at all times within the Centre and with NHS healthcare professionals. A relevant postgraduate qualification in library or information science is essential, although candidates studying for such a course with relevant experience will also be considered. Please be aware this is not a library-based role. Training for all aspects of the job will be provided.

If you have related experience and a desire to make a difference in improving healthcare delivery and the quality of patient care, we would be delighted to hear from you. The NCGC produces evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on behalf of NICE, specialising in guidance for acute and chronic conditions across a wide and varied range of clinical topics. The NCGC is a vibrant, dedicated and enthusiastic team with a staff currently of around 70 people and is part of the Royal College of Physicians of London. See the NCGC website at

Informal enquiries are welcomed, for more information, please contact: Carlos Sharpin – Joint Head of Information Science / Research Fellow – / 020 3075 1386 (no agencies please).

Please note that position is fixed term for 12 months and so the successful candidate will be offered a 12 month fixed-term contract or, alternatively, we are happy to offer this as a secondment opportunity from your current employer (subject to their agreement of course) if you are currently permanently employed.

Excellent benefits include generous leave, a first-class pension scheme, free lunches, season ticket loan after probation and much more.

To download a full job description and application pack, please click the Apply button below.  Alternatively you can email quoting reference NCG297. Please note that CVs sent in isolation will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 24 January 2014 (by 5pm)
Interviews to be held: 5-6 February 2014


Published: Monday, January 6, 2014 16:51 UTC

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