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Manager of Scientific Literature Services, Sage Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA

General Scope and Summary

Sage is looking for a talented and dedicated individual to provide direction, leadership, and support, for the company's Scientific Literature Services. The manager's role is to coordinate the strategic planning, selection, implementation and support of Sage's literature management platform. This position is instrumental in providing guidance how scientific/medical information is accessed and stored throughout the organization. This is a service-oriented position to support Sage's literature needs with a focus on rapidly identifying and solving scientific literature, database, and journal access issues across the organization and streamlining the vendor collaboration process.

Core responsibilities include planning and implementing a scientific literature management platform, overseeing an integrated process for enterprise-wide access to medical/scientific literature, managing corporate journal subscriptions to journals and other content sources, searching literature databases, overseeing document delivery and maintaining a searchable, copyright compliant electronic repository of publications that is easily accessible to all employees. Additional responsibilities include oversight of a copyright advisory and management tool, implementation and knowledge of reference manager tools, as well as oversight of Sage's eLibrary SharePoint site for enterprise-wide distribution of real-time content updates and resource center.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of Scientific Literature Services department including budget planning and forecasting, vendor relations, cloud applications and projects/implementations.
  • Plan and implement an enterprise literature management solution platform.
  • Create, maintain, and refine an integrated workflow connecting employees to medical/scientific literature.
  • Assess, maintain and manage news aggregator accounts and corporate journal subscriptions. Make decisions/recommendations on spending in this area.
  • Maintain and expand the digital document repository of scientific articles and posters.
  • Oversee document delivery.
  • Conduct literature research as requested by employees.
  • Create and distribute literature search notification alerts to internal stakeholders as needed.
  • Manage annual business license with the Copyright Compliance Center, oversee copyright permissions advisory and management tool, vendor collaboration licenses and promote a culture of copyright compliance across the organization
  • Grow and maintain the eLibrary Center SharePoint site.
  • Conduct ongoing outreach to other functional groups to determine needs for additional services and to promote the sharing of information across the organization.
  • Research, assess, and implement new technologies in collaboration with the Director of Knowledge, Content and Web Services to develop and promote a knowledge culture within the company.
  • Market services and resources, and work with the Training & Content Specialist to provide training to employees.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient.  Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, ability to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs and recommendations. Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action; excellent analytical skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate risks.

  • 5-7 years' experience delivering integrated information support in an academic or life science organization (industry preferred).
  • Education: Master of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent experience preferred; Undergraduate degree in a health science discipline or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience with literature management applications which integrate with scientific/medical bibliographic databases and a literature document repository.
  • Familiarity with a variety of Library/Health Science Services concepts, practices, and procedures within the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Proficiency with standard software including Microsoft Office, PubMed, EMBASE, Endnote, Reprints Desk, RightFind.
  • Strong service orientation and demonstrated ability to solve customers' problems and improve processes.
  • Experience with maintaining electronic subscriptions (individual periodicals and aggregated content services) and link resolvers.
  • Able to perform a variety of tasks within a team environment, relying on extensive experience and independent judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Self-motivated and reliable, with ability to follow and establish processes and where a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Very strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Embrace our core values: Put People First, Do Big, Be Accountable, Grow through Learning and Change, and Work Fun.
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.

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