Systematic Review Librarian, Nutrition Evidence Library – Alexandria, VA

Panum is seeking a Systematic Review Librarian to work with the USDA – CNPP – Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) team. This is a team of motivated nutritionists and systematic review methodologists who are dedicated to supporting evidence-based decision-making through their work on systematic reviews. NEL staff support systematic review projects that inform Federal nutrition policy and programs such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Strong expertise in systematic review literature searching in biomedical, nutrition, and public health related databases such as PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane is required. Strong organizational and electronic information skills with proven ability to utilize indexing, controlled vocabulary, and search features (i.e. Boolean/proximity operators, limiters and filters, etc.) in bibliographical databases are needed. Proven ability to work both independently and in a team environment is preferred.

Duties of the Position:
The Librarian would work as part of a team and receive technical direction from the Office of Nutrition Guidance and Analysis (ONGA) Librarian and Team Lead. Main duties would consist of:

  • comprehensive literature searching in multiple databases to support NEL’s systematic review process
  • advise on NEL communications related to searches and electronic information resources

The employee will:

  • Work closely with the ONGA Librarian and NEL Team.
  • Coordinate and/or assist in the NEL systematic review process, which includes the following activities:
  • literature search, screening and selection:
  • Communicate with NEL staff and expert groups to accurately translate research questions into appropriate and  comprehensive search terms and strategies,
  • test, develop, implement, peer review, and document  search strategies for relevant databases,
  • perform title screening of search results, and
  • participate in the retrieval of full text articles.
  • utilize bibliographic tools such as EndNote to manage literature content
  • Assist in other related duties as needed for all CNPP projects


  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school is required.

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