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Employment Opportunities at Welch

The William H. Welch Medical Library, affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University, is one of the country's top medical libraries. Welch Library has a strong history of innovation in technology and service at a world-renowned institution, known for its leadership in clinical care, teaching and research.

The University offers an excellent benefits package, including a customized choice of health care plans, an exceptional retirement plan, a generous vacation package, and educational assistance programs for staff and their dependents.

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Software Engineer - Requisition ID #8509

In the Digital Systems and Services (DSS) department at Welch Medical Library, we reach into unsolved spaces in research and clinical care, to solve emerging problems for Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.

We seek a software engineer to join our team in the development and support of a repository infrastructure. This challenging and exciting work engages in many important initiatives, including research integrity, research reproducibility, research analytics, precision medicine, clinical metadata cataloging, and digital collections with content ranging from historical medical illustrations to 3d printed models of facial prosthetics.

Join us in applying a user-centered approach, library expertise, and technical logic to make a difference at Johns Hopkins.

Get details and apply here. The Job Requisition ID number is 8509.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

David Kennedy
Associate Director, Digital Systems and Services
Welch Medical Library

Scholarly Communication and Open Access Policy Fellowship

The Welch Medical Library has a two-year Scholarly Communication fellowship position available. The Fellow will report to the Associate Director of Research Services at the Welch Medical Library and will work closely with the Coordinator of the Office of Scholarly Communication and the Johns Hopkins University Scholarly Communications Group as well as with Welch Library Informationists and staff on a variety of library activities and special projects. The Fellow will perform the following tasks for the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and School of Nursing, and the Johns Hopkins Health System. Their primary user groups will be JHU faculty, study coordinators, research assistants, research fellows, postdocs, trainees, and staff of the offices of research administration.

  • Works closely with the Coordinator of the Office of Scholarly Communication and the Scholarly Communications Committee
  • Reports to the Associate Director of Research Services at the Welch Medical Library
  • Communicates and promotes the Johns Hopkins University Open Access Policy that becomes effective July 1, 2018
  • Creates seminars, programs, and workshops for faculty, staff, and students on scholarly communications issues such as open access, copyright, authors rights, trends and new developments in communication of research results, funder compliance, intellectual property laws, and emerging data sharing policies
  • Consults with faculty, administrators, researchers, and students on publishing choices, publishing agreements, novel publishing models, retention of rights, benefits of open access publishing and submission to open access repositories, and overall management of intellectual property, bringing an understanding of each discipline’s values to the discussions
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator and Welch Library to monitor open access publications from JHU researchers and their impact using a variety of bibliographic research metrics
  • Promotes the value of the scholarly communication process and its central role in research as a human endeavor

  • Requirements:

    Candidates must be either currently enrolled in or have graduated from an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS program within the past two (2) years. Candidates should demonstrate an interest in scholarly communications as well as clinical medicine, biomedicine, public health, and/or nursing.
    Alternatively, candidates may have completed a graduate degree in the health or life sciences within the past two (2) years. These candidates should demonstrate interest in and knowledge of current trends in research publication, Open Access and Open Science.
    Experience with research metrics is highly preferred.

    Interested candidates should contact Lavinia Wiggs, Human Resources Coordinator, via email at lwiggs1@jhmi.edu, or phone (410) 735-4544, with the following materials:

    • Current resume/CV
    • Cover letter (or email) outlining:
      • Reasons for interest and any relevant skills or experience the candidate brings to the position
      • Details of any particular aspects of scholarly communications which are of interest to the candidate.

    An in-person or video conference interview will be required.
    For first consideration materials should be received by April 15, 2018.