Information Scientist
CK Science
Stevenage
19h ago

Information Scientist

CK Group are recruiting for an Information Scientist to join a company in the pharmaceutical industry at their site based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire on a contract basis for 8 month initially and has an hourly rate of £25.61 PAYE

The Company : Our client is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to create a platform for the delivery of strong growth in a rapidly changing healthcare market.

Their mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

The Location : This role is located in Stevenage which has excellent commuting links to London (30 minutes) and the North.

A mixture of new and old, the town has an abundance of history and social activities, restaurants, bars, cinema complex and leisure park.

The Role : Primary responsibility is to provide user support, expert business consultancy on information retrieval / search strategies and direction for one or more areas of external published information (eg specialist external databases covering Life Science, Chemistry / Patents, Competitor / News, and / or eJournals, eBooks, Document Delivery, Copyright) to maximise the benefits from the investment in external published information products and services.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Gain and maintain content and technical knowledge of the specific supported external content and services, including influencing the vendors' development plans.
  • Be the recognised expert in at least one external content / service area. Understand how all products within a content / service area fit together to provide comprehensive coverage

  • Gain and maintain an awareness of the external published information landscape relevant to assigned content / service area.
  • Maintain usage metrics / value measurements for assigned content / services to demonstrate return on investment, feed into content / service reviews and support effective contract negotiations.
  • Lead or participate in the change management associated with upgrades to supported content and services, or for the implementation of new or alternative content and services.
  • Liaise with internal IT groups and external vendors for content / service area.
  • Lead or participate in portfolio reviews for supported content / services to make recommendations on improvements or changes.
  • Your Background :

  • Degree in Life / Physical Science or Information Science
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in Information Management
  • Published Information content knowledge / experience
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies that enhance and add value to published information products and services
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