Darnall Medical Library, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
(WRNMMC), Bethesda, MD, has a GS-12 librarian vacancy which will be posted
on USAJOBS.gov from Friday, September 26 – Thursday, October 9. All US
citizens will be eligible to apply. This biomedical and research librarian
position will cover the reference desk and respond to clinical queries
affecting direct patient care, but a primary duty will be to build a
comprehensive research service from scratch. We seek an energetic and
outgoing person who will actively engage the WRNMMC research community and
explore new ways to support that community throughout the research
lifecycle. We will set you up for success. We want you to shine.
Application packages must reflect experience applying guidelines and
standards to support biomedical researchers with systematic reviews and
meta-analyses; assisting researchers with the grant application process and
compliance with open-access policies; searching evidence-based information
to respond to the clinical needs and queries of medical and nursing staff;
and providing instruction in biomedical and other relevant databases. Please
note that an external human resources specialist – who will be looking for
specific keywords and named systems listed in the job announcement – will
perform the initial review of applications.
We hope the research service will eventually expand to include data
management/curation, bioinformatics, and the creation of an institutional
repository. Candidates eager to take advantage of the educational
opportunities in these areas will have a decided advantage during the
The library director, Kimberly Adams, will be happy to field inquires about
the position at kimberly.d.adams42.civ@mail.
apply through USAJOBS.
Darnall Medical Library serves WRNMMC and a number of outlying clinics in
the Washington, DC, capital region. WRNMMC is the largest military medical
center in the world, providing health care to over 1,000,000 service members
and beneficiaries a year. The medical center has 65 GME programs, with
approximately 750 trainees, and it is the site of over 1/3 of the research
conducted in the Military Health System