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Senior Library Information Scientist, Seattle Genetics, Bothell, WA

The Senior Library Information Scientist will support the Library’s Literature and Alerts Services by providing pertinent and timely information on our products and interests from the broad base of scientific, biomedical, competitive intelligence and pharmaceutical business resources in support of the research, clinical development, competitive intelligence, regulatory, global value and legal functions of Seattle Genetics.  This highly experienced Senior Library Information Scientist  will need sound scientific knowledge and understanding of the high-level requirements for searching different types of literature and data through the various phases of drug development to conduct skilled search interviews and ensuring that questions throughout the company are addressed promptly with expert searches and analyses.  They will also work with R&D project teams to provide proactive and reactive searches and alerts to support regulatory filings and will contribute their systematic literature review experience to publication teams.  They will use their in-depth knowledge to evaluate new biomedical information resources, and will apply their search expertise to the design, configuration, and updates of integrated search platforms. The Senior Library Information Scientist will report to the Principal Library Information Scientist.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide customized information strategies, solutions, and services for internal clients worldwide to support decision making for all research, development and commercial functions
  • Conduct skilled search interviews and perform comprehensive or targeted literature searches using the most relevant information resources
  • Conduct searches of the literature and information in databases related to drug development: create search strategies; analyze, synthesize, annotate, and evaluate data; extract pertinent information; and prepare results/products of material searched via analytical summaries, bibliographic libraries, and bibliometric reports
  • Deliver search results in preferred output formats; follow up with requestors; create related alerts; follow up annually with alert recipients
  • Contribute systematic literature review expertise to company’s PRISMA based reviews, as a methods and search strategy co-author, or as search strategy consultant
  • Support IACUC search activities using best practice hedges in comprehensive search strategies
  • Create and broadly leverage expert search hedges for frequently searched topics; teach R&D staff how to incorporate hedges in their searches
  • Organize and conduct user training programs by identifying needs, leveraging resources, coordinating internally/with vendors
  • Attend conferences and trainings to maintain knowledge of and expertise in searching all relevant database platforms and tools
  • As a member of the Literature and Alerts Services team, this position works independently and directly with employees in all company locations and at all levels of the organization
  • This position independently selects and complies with pharmaceutical industry, regulatory, and internal company regulations, best practices, standards, methods, techniques and evaluation criteria in all work activities including management of people and online resources


  • 5 – 8 years of corporate information center/library experience in the medical, biotech or pharmaceutical industry
  • Demonstrated expertise in searching clinical trial, pipeline and market analytics databases such as DRG, Citeline, GlobalData and Adis
  • Demonstrated expertise in searching Ovid, and PubMed
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct skilled reference interviews, create expert search strategies, and analyze results for requestors
  • Experience in searching biomedical databases using aggregators including Dialog, STN, etc.
  • Experience in patent and prior art searching preferred
  • Experience training and consulting with users on Ovid, PubMed,, etc.
  • Experience supporting or co-authoring systematic literature reviews (PRISMA)
  • Experience with BizInt Smart Charts


  • MLS or MLIS or other advanced degree in information science
  • Undergraduate degree in bioscience or a strong science background
  • Evidence of a strong program of continuing education in the knowledge of scientific literature databases and tools, including history, scope and structure, indexing practices, controlled vocabularies, and advanced search techniques

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit .

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Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.