Position announcement: Database Training Instructor

Kerryn Brandt kab at WELCHGATE.WELCH.JHU.EDU
Thu Oct 22 10:20:05 EST 1992


Database Training Instructor
Laboratory for Applied Research in Academic Information
William H. Welch Medical Library
The Johns Hopkins University

This position in the Lab's User Services Group has responsibility for 
developing, modifying, and delivering an expanding program of 
training and outreach activities for the Lab's databases (including 
the Genome Data Base and Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) and for 
related databases produced by other organizations.  GDB and OMIM, 
supported by the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of 
Health, are central repositories for human gene mapping and genetic 
disease data.  This is a Research Associate (non tenure-track 
faculty) position.


	+Teach courses and present demonstrations in the Lab training 
facility as well as at similar facilities at other universities and 
research centers both nationally and internationally
	+Develop and evaluate training activities, both classroom and 
non-classroom-based, to reflect changes in the databases and the 
needs of the user community
	+Contribute to the design and updating of courses and other 
training materials appropriate to a diverse and distributed 
scientific community including students, senior faculty, industrial 
researchers, clinicians, and information specialists
	+Present demonstrations at exhibit booths and offer workshops 
at scientific meetings
	+Provide feedback and input to the Lab's Product Development 
and Data Management Groups
	+Provide support to the user community as part of the GDB User 
Support team


Graduate degree in the life sciences or related field; M.L.S. or 
M.A./M.S. in information systems;  3-5 years experience with and 
through knowledge of biological/medical databases, including the 
provision of product services/training/demonstrations to the user 
community.  Excellent teaching and communication skills.  Ability to 
work with other professional staff, both in the Lab and at other 
institutions.  Strong commitment to user service.  Willingness to 
travel up to 20 percent.  Training in molecular biology/genetics and 
experience with sequence analysis software is highly desirable.

Salary is negotiable and competitive.  Send (via US mail or email) or 
fax letter of application, resume/CV, and salary requirements to:

Training Coordinator
William H. Welch Medical Library
Laboratory for Applied Research in Academic Information
The Johns Hopkins University
1830 E. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21205

FAX:  (410)-614-0434
Internet:  kab at library.welch.jhu.edu

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