Library Information Specialist

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Company Name: AbbVie
Category: Library – Taxonomy
Position Title: Library Information Specialist
Status: Undergraduate or Graduate Hourly
Hours per week: 10 – 15 during academic year
35 – 40 during summer semester
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Who We Are:
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following its separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people, and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.
The AbbVie Innovation Center is located in the Research Park at the University of Illinois and provides an opportunity for students and AbbVie’s Research and Development IT group to collaborate on projects to help advance our science.

Position Description:
The Part-Time Student Program at the AbbVie Innovation Center, located in the Research Park, is designed to augment AbbVie’s regular staff, and is for students who are able to work in parallel to their school schedule.

Major duties include:
• Working on data-centered projects that will be utilized by the AbbVie Library and its clients
• Developing resources for knowledge management and organization to be used by the company

• Must be registered as a full-time student
• Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis
• Undergraduate and Graduate students
• Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0, or equivalent
• Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship
• 10 - 15 hours/week during the academic year
• 35 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester
• Creative problem solver with ability to understand the big picture but who will focus on details
• Passion for the representation of knowledge, the facilitation of understanding, and fostering innovation

Preferred Skills:
• Understanding of semantic web standards: (RDF, SKOS, OWL, OBO, SPARQL)
• Practical experience in a scientific discipline: biology, pharmacology, neuroscience, or oncology
• Familiarity with databases
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent technical skills
• Experience with taxonomic or ontological concepts
• Proven skills in data retrieval techniques
• Good understanding of search and indexing (tagging) processes

Note: The position will be hired through a third-party hiring agency and will begin as soon as possible over the spring semester 2018 with an option to continue through the summer and 2018-2019 academic year.

To apply: Submit your resume to Masha Trenhaile at
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