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From the GMR: NLM Position Posting: Head, Index Section

Position Announcement: Head, Index Section, National Library of Medicine

Join the management team at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, Maryland. We're part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and located just outside Washington, D.C.

We are looking for an experienced manager to lead NLM's Index Section (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/indexhome.html) in the creation and maintenance of the MEDLINE database, the major source of data for NLM's Web resource PubMed. A part of the Bibliographic Services Division (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/bsdhome.html) at NLM, the Index Section is responsible for:

1) Managing the overall data creation and indexing of the biomedical journal literature for inclusion in MEDLINE
2) Managing current online systems and implementing improvements for further
development of automated processes to assist in the indexing process
3) Ensuring quality assurance review and testing of the MEDLINE bibliographic data/metadata
4) Providing ongoing development and documentation of the NLM indexing policies and procedures
5) Providing support for end-user and publisher questions concerning indexing policy
and procedures

The Head of Index Section directs a staff of 45 professionals and support staff, as well as additional contract staff. The position responsibilities include supervising a senior team of unit supervisors and overseeing the supervision of the in-house indexers, support staff, and contract indexers; overseeing the indexing and data creation/data assurance processes for the MEDLINE database, including the development and application of indexing policies and procedures; leading the development of software applications to assist indexers in their work; overseeing the annual planning and budget process; serving as the NLM expert on indexing policy and procedures for inquiries from NLM management, other government agencies, publishers, and end-users.

Join the federal government and receive great benefits (http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp) while contributing to NLM's mission, to provide biomedical information to users throughout the United States and the world.

If you have never worked for the U.S. government, follow the instructions and use USAJobs (http://www.usajobs.gov/) to apply to announcement number HHS/NIH-2010-0352. If you currently or have previously worked for the government, you can apply to announcement number HHS/NIH-2010-0549. Salary range is 102,721-$133,543 USD per year and you must be a US citizen to apply. Posting closes at midnight, Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, January 6, 2010.

Questions? Contact Keyonna Butler at butlerke@mail.nih.gov or 301-594-2792.

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