Do you have a candidate referral for this position? If so, we have an Incentive Prize for you for the successful placement of your referral. Send your referral contact information to [log in to unmask] Of course your resume is welcome too. TEMPORARY INFORMATION SPECIALIST, VACCINE R&D, NEW YORK Organization working with global partners to speed the development of a safe and effective preventive AIDS vaccine is wants to optimize the information-gathering and analytical capacity of its R&D Department. They are seeking an Information Specialist experienced with vaccine development and/or the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry to be an integral part of their R&D team. THE POSITION: The Information Specialist, working closely with Senior Management, will proactively assess the information needs of the R&D Department and implement effective processes for information gathering and distribution. Track latest developments in immunology and HIV biology, new vaccine technologies, patents, etc through review of scientific literature, industry reports and trade publications. Perform content specific searches. Manage library and associated services. Recommend vendors and negotiate contracts. Assist in preparing presentations and reports. REQUIREMENTS: MLS or minimum of BS (preferably in Biomedical Sciences) with prior experience in information management and/or analysis. Expertise in performing scientific database searches via Medline, Embase, Dialog, Datastar, etc.) required. Experience with technology assessment/competitive intelligence and knowledge of current trends in HIV vaccine development is important. Demonstrated ability to use clear judgment and analytical skills. Strong organizational skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. High productivity and commitment within a research environment.