Systematic Review Search Librarian (temporary position), Prevention Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA


The Prevention Research Center's project CHOICES assesses the comparative-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of approximately 40 interventions aimed at reducing childhood obesity, including policy changes, programs, and interventions that have been identified as effective, promising or prevalent.

Primary Responsibilities:

Our research team is looking for short-term assistance from a librarian skilled in creating systematic review search strategies related to physical activity and nutrition interventions, programs and policies. Specifically, the incumbent will be required to translate information supplied by the team and create a working search strategy modified for a variety of databases including but not limited to Pub Med, Econ Lit, Embase, Policy File. The incumbent will also be responsible for maintaining a detailed record of their process and instructions for future use.


  • Library Sciences graduate or current student with at least one year of experience.
  • Must be willing to work approximately 20 hours per week for approximately one month.
  • Experience with databases and writing complex search strategies including multiple functions (e.g., truncation, wild cards) in a variety of databases.
  • Knowledge of physical activity, nutrition, and/ or childhood obesity research, interventions, policies, and/ or programs (or some combination of)
  • Work located at 401 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215

Compensation: Depends on experience; this is a temporary, part-time position

To Apply: If interested, send cover letter and resume to Katie Giles at Please put SR Search Librarian in the subject line. Please provide 3 references


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