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.

The Division of Library Services (DLS) is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health.   DLS also provides information services and resources to several other agencies within the Department of Health & Human Services. The Education Services Branch (ESB) is responsible for (1) initiating outreach activities such as the informationist program and other consulting activities; (2) providing a dynamic instructional program that includes information management education and end-user search training; (3) developing the information commons; and (4) property management.

If you have experience in bibliometric and search analysis, reference and/or informationist duties, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Division of Library Services!  For more information, visit

This position is located in the Education Services Branch (ESB), Division of Library Services (DLS), Office of Research Services (ORS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).


If selected for this position, you will:

- provide informationist advisory and consultant services, analyze potential user groups and identify appropriate audiences for targeting library services and programs;

- serve as team leader or coordinator; identify initiatives and develop strategies to meet them;

- provide reference and research services in response to requests for information on biomedical subjects, and prepare literature searches and bibliographies on medical and/or scientific subjects using bibliographic biological research databases;

- provide comprehensive reference, research and information services for a broad range of current and retrospective areas of biomedical science in order to create customized products or information packages for customers;

- provide instruction in the use of bibliometric tools, print and electronic resources, bibliographic management software, microcomputers, library and national resources; designs and writes training plans, class manuals, and publicity for the instruction program; and

- design, develop and maintain online tutorials for NIH instruction classes using appropriate authoring software.


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No