Assistant Information Services Specialist

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Short info about job

Company: The Francis Crick Institute

Salary: £27,800 per annum, subject to skills and experience

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1362 6314361

Fax: +44-1236 9696777

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Assistant Information Services Specialist. Terms and conditions vacancy

This is a full-time, fixed term (2 years) position on Crick Terms and Conditions of Employment.


This is a new post suitable for a recently qualified librarian looking to gain experience of delivering information services in a biomedical research-intensive environment. There will be provision of training in a variety of skills including current awareness, alert services, customer service, information literacy training, inter-library loans, open access and research data.

This role supports the development and delivery of professional, specialist, user-centred information services to all Crick staff. There will be provision of training to

Key Responsibilities

These include but are not limited to;

  • Curate and create content for the daily current awareness service, ‘Research Buzz’
  • To act as first point of call for enquirers, online, email, in person and by telephone;
  • Improving and updating Information Services intranet pages and using these to raise awareness of the services provided
  • Work with the rest of the Information Services team to develop and deliver communication initiatives which raise awareness and use of the services
  • Assisting with provision of information literacy courses to all staff working with Information Services Specialist
  • Inputting metadata into the publications database, working to ensure maximum Open Access compliance and assisting in regular reporting on compliance
  • Working with Information Services Specialist to ensure all research staff have ORCiD IDs and are aware of Open Access support and compliance
  • Help to publicise and raise usage of online resources, databases, journals and e-books
  • Work with Information Services Assistant to set up an in person introductory programme on information services for all new members of staff

About Us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a brand new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under a single roof in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; to developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; to public engagement; and to helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

Key Experience and Competencies

The post holder should embody and demonstrate our core Crick values: Bold, Imaginative, Open, Dynamic and Collegial, in addition to the following:


  • Recent graduate or post graduate qualification in librarianship/information science
  • Awareness of electronic science research resources
  • Awareness of current issues affecting research and academic libraries
  • Awareness and interest in information literacy
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word and Excel) and other IT applications.
  • Good organisational and administrative skills, and the ability to work independently with limited supervision.


  • An interest in biomedical science and research

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