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Do you have a passion for health information and enjoy being a part of a dynamic, innovative team? If so, apply for one of several Technical information Specialist positions within the National Library of Medicine (NLM)!

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.

The National Library of Medicine is looking to fill 6 vacancies in the following areas: 

The Bibliographic Services Division (BSD), MEDLARS Management Section is looking to hire someone to serve as an expert and authority on databases, library and information search systems, bibliographic data, information standards, and internet applications as they relate to organizing, accessing and disseminating information of a highly specialized and technical nature. 

The BSD,  Index Section, Indexing Unit A is seeking an indexer and reviser to contribute to the development and implementation of technological solutions that enhance indexing quality, increase production, and streamline workflows.

The BSD, Index Section, Indexing Unit B is looking to hire a technical and research support specialist for a variety of initiatives within the Index Section by assisting with the development of automated systems for indexing biomedical literature. 

The Medical Subjects Headings (MeSH) section is looking to hire someone to play a role in quality assurance for the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) production. MeSH is seeking for a candidate with experience with, editing and analyzing medical terminologies from a variety of sources and an ability to work productively and cooperatively.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is looking for candidate with a comprehensive knowledge of online scholarly publishing, open access principles, and the public access policies of research funders.

The National Network Office (NNO) is seeking a candidate with experience in contract management including writing Statements of Work, coordinating proposal review activities, reviewing annual contract task and budget activities, and providing program assessment and evaluation. 



As a Technical Information Specialist, you will:

  • Serve 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.
  • Make written and verbal recommendations on new services to be offered that result in measurable improvements to NLM services.
  • Serve as a manager, database administrator, project officer or page editor of a shared network or Internet/Intranet database or system such as MedlinePlus.
  • Investigate and tests new technologies, provide technical assistance, and develop procedures and policies that will improve access to information from and use of the systems.
  • Serve 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.
  • Develop and maintain 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.
  • Apply 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 to the public.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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