Job Overview


The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visitNIH Overview.

Do you have a passion for consumer health information? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic, innovative team? If so, apply for one of two Technical Information Specialist positions working on MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s award-winning consumer health web site. Both positions are in the Reference and Web Services section of the Public Services Division at the National Library of Medicine. Both positions will support technical efforts to develop, maintain and improve MedlinePlus systems. One position will involve coordinating technical enhancements and direction. The other position will focus on understanding user behavior and guiding design and policy decisions that enhance users’ interaction with MedlinePlus.

More Than Just a Library!

The National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, is the world’s largest biomedical library. The Library maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources used by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. Visit for more information.


•Serves as a specialist in state-of-the art information technologies and their application to library and information network automation and the development of new products, services, and delivery mechanisms.
•Makes written and verbal recommendations on new services to be offered that result in measurable improvements to NLM services.
•Serves as a manager, database administrator, project officer or page editor of a shared network or Internet/Intranet database or system such as MedlinePlus.
•Investigates and tests new technologies, provides technical assistance, develops procedures and policies that will improve access to information from and use of the systems.
•Serves as liaison between NLM’s Office of Computer and Communications Systems (OCCS) and Library Operations for recommending, testing, and implementing institutional-wide and external networking services.
•Develops and maintains collaborative working relations with interagency groups, national and international organizations, academic institutions and members of industry for the purpose of exchanging information, improving services and establishing cooperative projects.
•Applies knowledge of the principles of information organization, dissemination and systems to test and evaluate new library systems, internet applications and network services before they are released to the staff or public.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No