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Life Sciences Librarian, Alkermes, Inc., Waltham, MA

Company Overview

Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at

Position Description: 

Alkermes seeks an innovative and service oriented professional to join the Medical Affairs department as a Life Sciences Librarian for Knowledge Management Services/Scientific Affairs. As a Life Sciences Librarian in the Knowledge Management Services/ Scientific Affairs group, the individual will play a key role in supporting Alkermes Global R & D organization with respect to peer reviewed publication requests, information and database searches and provide citation management services to support clinical development programs, product pipeline and marketed products.

The successful candidate will maintain strong awareness of organizational needs, be willing to proactively and assertively assist staff members in providing, archiving and disseminating information in a timely fashion.

The candidate should have Bachelor's degree in biology, psychology or other life sciences field with an MS degree in Library Sciences & with strong people & computer related skills.


  • Maintain publication library to support early & late stage product pipeline
  • Monitor therapeutic data bases in the CNS arena
  • Support Regional & Internal Medical Affairs Staff
  • Provide literature references to support internal/external presentations
  • Assist in preparing documents & linking references for internal CCC review
  • Maintain reference library for Alkermes growing pipeline & products
  • Provide support for archiving abstracts, presentations and information related to key opinion leaders in the area of CNS.
  • Assist in preparing information for various education venues
  • Support customized literature searches on request
  • Support document delivery services
  • Support citation management services for the R&D organization as needed


  • BA/BS degree in life sciences & Masters in Library Sciences
  • 3-5 years Life Sciences Librarian experience
  • Pharma experience preferred
  • Experience with literature search engines e.g. PubMed
  • Proficient computer skills, i.e. Excel , PowerPoint and other basic programs.
  • Experience with creating metrics and analytical tools.
  • Ease with acquiring new technological skills & working in fast pace environment
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to manage time and multiple projects
  • Creative, flexible and positive attitude

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.

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