Library Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00000088-1
  • Date Posted: 31 January 2019
  • Recruiter: Certara UK Limited
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Salary: £19,500 to £21,500
  • Bonus/Benefits: discretionary bonus, pension contribution, health scheme
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: Maternity Leave Cover

Job Description

Library Assistant – Certara UK


Closing Date for Applications: Midnight, Sunday 3rd March 2019

Line of Management: Scientific Administrator

Position Type: Fixed Term (Maternity cover - 12 months)

Holiday Entitlement: 25 days, plus statutory bank holidays

Salary: £19,500-21,500 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience (plus discretionary bonus, pension contribution, health scheme etc.)

Location: Sheffield, UK


Job Overview:

We have an opening for a Library Assistant (maternity cover) to support the Science Team at Certara’s Simcyp Division. Certara are seeking a Library Assistant to be part of a team acquiring and processing new materials into the library. The successful candidate should be educated to at least A-level standard. Applicants must be well organised, demonstrate a keen attention to detail, possess individual motivation, and have demonstrable competency in IT (particularly Microsoft applications). They should also possess a flexible attitude and a desire to learn new skills. The successful candidate will work closely with the Librarian but will also interact with members of the Science Team. The candidate must also be eligible to work in the UK.


Principal Duties:

  • Organising and filing of periodicals, papers and scientific resources
  • Ordering papers and scientific resources for Simcyp libraries
  • Publication searching using online resources e.g. Pubmed, Google scholar, EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Delivering training on library resources to scientists
  • Coordinating the collation and analysis of scientific materials for PR purposes
  • Assisting with the submission of manuscripts to scientific journals
  • Coordinating scientific presentations
  • Providing day-to-day support for the Librarian for the expansion/management of data resources and support of the Science Team

 Secondary Duties:

  • Library-related and global office administration (e.g. telephone queries)
  • Covering holidays and sickness for other administrative staff




  • Educated to A-level standard
  • Experience of providing a high standard of customer service
  • Evidence of individual motivation
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisational skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • Familiarity with conducting advanced internet searches
  • Evidence of ability to learn new skills
  • Experience in scientific, library, or information management related work


  • Experience in a role demanding attention to detail (e.g. proof-reading)
  • Familiarity with specific scientific search engines and databases
  • Experience with referencing software (e.g. EndNote)


Company Overview:

Certara’s Simcyp Division provides scientific products and consultancy services to assist its client base of major blue-chip pharmaceutical and biotechnology organisations in the development of new medicines. We are on course to become the global industry standard in our field, consequently, there is a continuous requirement for high quality people to join us, help in our expansion and share in our success.

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