Abbott Research Information Scientist in Abbott Park, Illinois
At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.
A Biomedical and Business Searcher to define and conduct scientific, business, and IP-related searches. Review, analyze and synthesize search results. Present deliverables to clients to enable assessments, and to support decision-making within R&D and overall business processes.
Main outputs are:
Conducts literature searches
Provides research results with value-added analysis
Creates and monitors current awareness on industry related topics
Defines search strategy and relevant criteria (databases, indexing, keywords)
Conducts accurate, comprehensive, literature searches in scientific, business, legal and news databases
Supports project based searching, including searches related to competitive intelligence
Consults with business, scientific or legal clients to determine research needs and applies appropriate information strategies to solving problems
Creates and delivers well researched reports that are clearly structured, and that address the issue
Monitors, updates, and improves knowledge and expertise with respect to information research tools and resources
B.S. in Science required, with at least 5-7 years relevant experience in healthcare, corporate or library setting
MS degree in Library Science and/or a combination of relevant searching experience preferred
Strong proficiency of secondary research tools and information retrieval techniques using databases andplatforms such as Medline, Embase, lnspec, STN, Factiva, Proquest Dialog, Thomson ONE
Ability to review, analyze and synthesize technical information
Ability to work with clients to develop solutions that meet expectations and deliver value
High customer focus, flexibility, initiative, ability to prioritize workload, high accuracy, diligence and a fast responder
Excellent people skills, ability to work well in a team and in an individual capacity, and willingness to take the lead on initiatives or as assigned
Demonstrated ability to quickly learn, and continuously develops talents, skills and abilities
Takes ownership of results, approaching work with a winning attitude
Excellent problem solving skills, verbal and written communication skills
Professional attitude to allow agile and proactive responses to changing business demands and opportunities
Fluency in English (any other language is an advantage)
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