The following position will be posted on from Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 18.  Up to two candidates may be selected from this search.

Publisher Liaison, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine


The Publisher Liaison serves as the Technical Information Specialist responsible to coordinate the review and selection of materials, develop and maintain related processes, and contribute to policy formulation for a premier biomedical citation database and journal archive. They interpret and communicate NLM policies to high level publishers' representatives, organizations, and information centers in the U.S. and worldwide. They provide technical consultation and support to facilitate the provision of biomedical information through NLM services. They serves as a technical expert on journal publishing trends and scholarly communication issues. They independently prepare written correspondence, reports, and news announcements to explain or publicize NLM's policies for the review, selection, indexing and archiving of biomedical literature. And they coordinate and actively contribute to the meetings of the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC), a U.S. government federal advisory committee responsible for reviewing and recommending journals for inclusion in MEDLINE.


This position is listed as Non-Supervisory Technical Information Specialist GS-1412-13, with a salary range from $99,172 to $128,920 per year.


In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. A Metro subway station (Medical Center on the Red Line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. To learn more about working at NLM see the NLM careers page.


Links to the USAJOBS listings:


Non-Supervisory Technical Information Specialist (DE)

Job Announcement Number:  NIH-NLM-DE-19-10548672

DE stands for delegated examining. Typically, candidates who are entering Federal service for the first time from the private sector will need to apply for delegated examining positions.


Non-Supervisory Technical Information Specialist (MP)

Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-MP-19-10548839

MP stands for merit promotion. Applicants for MP announcements must be qualified current or former federal employees.


Please contact Julie Silverman, Head, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, at [log in to unmask] with questions about the position.

Please contact David Wittenberg, Human Resources Specialist, at [log in to unmask] with questions about the application process or status of the application.