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Sr. Specialist, Library and Information Services (on-call)

Job ID 2081

Position Description:

Position Summary:
Mathematica is looking for a Sr. Specialist, Library and Information services to join our team on an on-call basis! As a Sr. Specialist, Library and Information Services you will develop, execute, and assist with searches and search strategies to support the company’s clients, partners, and project deliverables.

Hours will vary from month to month, depending on project need, but are anticipated to range from 20 to 35 hours per month, with potentially higher levels of demand during the months of January-March and in October. 

Core Responsibilities:
• Conduct high-level research and complex literature searches in support of narrative and systematic literature reviews, environmental scans, and citation processing for projects and proposals. Support business unit staff with development of search strategies.
• Develop and execute search strategies that are comprehensive and replicable, leveraging peer-reviewed articles, grey literature, white papers, and other diverse sources, as appropriate.
• Demonstrated expertise engaging a range of internal and external stakeholders in the health, human services, and international policy research fields.
• Provide technical assistance to support access and positive user experience with electronic resources; train project teams in best practices and develop and/or update resource documentation on searching literature and finding full texts (i.e, tipsheets or tutorial videos), as needed.
• Provide assistance and access to information for proposals, leveraging Mathematica’s database and journal subscriptions, as well as other relevant information sources.

Position Requirements:

Education minimum requirement:
• Bachelor’s degree, plus 7 - 10 years of relevant digital information experience or
• Advanced degree in information science, American Library Association-accredited Master of Library Science or advanced degree in related technology field
• A combination of equivalent education and work experience may be substituted for the above requirements.

Years of Relevant Experience:
• 6 – 8 years of relevant library and information services experience

Certifications (Preferred):
• Digital curation
• Information sciences and technology
• Library and information technology

Functional Knowledge (Preferred):
• Experience designing efficient and replicable search strategies that yield effective results, based on project goals, needs, and resources.
• Proficiency with using information science software tools and providing technical assistance for users of complex databases and digital products
• Experience in digital resource management, including searching and metadata standards, as well as harvesting and repurposing of existing data
• knowledge of search strategy development, bibliographic and content management, information organization and access techniques, and copyright compliance

This position offers an anticipated hourly wage of $70 an hour (based on experience)

Available locations: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Chicago, IL; Remote

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

At Mathematica, we understand the importance of building relationships with colleagues. If you’re not located near one of our offices but would like opportunities to meet up with co-workers, we offer coworking spaces where available. Ask your Talent Acquisition partner for more information about this opportunity and whether it’s an option in your area.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a background check. Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. Additionally, if you participate in/complete the application process and are denied, Mathematica may choose to terminate your employment.

Although Mathematica does not require vaccination from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, various projects or agencies may require documentation of vaccination (or an approved exception/accommodation).

We take pride in our employees and in their commitment to excellence. We encourage staff to collaborate in developing creative solutions to difficult problems and to share the responsibility and enjoyment of carrying out complex projects. This collegial spirit has helped us earn our reputation for innovative and high quality work.

One of Mathematica’s core values is a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work is more robust because it is informed by a variety of diverse perspectives, and our mission to improve societal well-being is strengthened by a greater understanding of issues and challenges facing the populations we serve. Mathematica’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is woven into our everyday actions, policies, and practices—including decisions regarding recruitment, training, compensation, and promotion. We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

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