Information Specialist

University of Exeter - University of Exeter Medical School

This is a part-time role of 2.5 days per week starting as soon as possible until 31 March 2021. There is a good chance that the contract will continue after this date.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the Academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision.

The University of Exeter Medical School wishes to recruit an Information Specialist to support the work of the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG)

You will support the existing Information Specialist in the delivery of PenTAG's day-to-day information work. This will include (but is not limited to): supporting the information aspects of systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness and the implementation of decision analytic models in Health Technology Assessments. The role will also include assisting the critical appraisal of systematic reviews submitted by manufacturers of health technologies, as a part of the NICE Single Technology Appraisal (STA) process.

You will be able to work to tight deadlines, and will be expected to design and conduct high-quality systematic literature searches to support the creation of comprehensive and transparent systematic reviews. The role will also include critical appraisal of search methods and so a reliable knowledge of bibliographic search techniques and bibliographic databases is important.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and vibrant information team, consisting of five staff at the Medical School, and to join a leading centre of HTA. This role would suit an experienced information specialist with a track-record of supporting the development of complex literature searches.

PenTAG is based in new-build offices at St Luke's campus, in the centre of Exeter. Exeter is located in the beautiful county of Devon, with two National Parks and beautiful coastlines. Exeter is also served well by road, rail and air.

For further information please contact Sophie Robinson s.r.robinson@exeter.ac.uk 01392 725946

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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