Tuesday, April 28, 2015

South San Francisco - Genentech - Information Specialist - Full Time - (not a library job but has related skills)

Information Specialist
Legal Department

Seeking experienced scientific and business search professional skilled in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry. Searcher will work in the Genentech Legal Department. A critical component of this work environment is to generate innovative solutions to the information needs of the Legal Department.

  • Expertise in conducting complex biotechnology/pharmaceutical patent keyword searches.
  • Expertise in developing comprehensive synonym list and complex strategies under short deadlines in support of patent search requests.
  • Provide focused, yet timely comprehensive search reports.
  • Expertise using multiple search interfaces such as STN, Thomson Innovation, Cortellis, Genomequest and Lexis.
  • Proficiency with scientific and business sources, such as Medline, Biosis and pipeline databases.
  • Create and maintain alerts.
  • Use tools and informatics approaches that provide information insights to Legal Department, using analysis and visualization approaches.
  • Solid analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Customer friendly and able to adapt search approaches to individual client requirements.
  • Demonstrates effective teamwork such as collaboration and communication to achieve a common goal.
  • Strong organization and time management skills with ability to handle short deadlines, and simultaneous complex search requests.

Who You Are
  • Bachelors or M.S degree in molecular biology, chemistry or biochemistry
  • Three years of relevant searching experience in the areas of patent, scientific and business information in pharma/biotech industry
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed keyword searches in timely fashion.
  • Proactive, effective communication (written and verbal) and collaboration with team members and clients

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