The primary responsibility of the Research Analyst is to provide research and reference services to legal professionals across the firm. In addition to having a broad research background, the successful candidate should also have a solid background in intellectual property patent research. This position is also responsible for assisting with other library administrative duties as needed.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Provide comprehensive research and reference services, in particular patent research, and preliminary analysis for the firm’s attorneys and staff on legal and non-legal issues.
- Provide training and support in research, in particular in using IP research tools.
- Assist users in the selection and use of print and electronic research tools.
- Prepare training materials and provides instruction in the use of library resources, legal databases, and Internet resources.
- Work with practice groups and marketing department on competitive intelligence projects.
- Coordinate interlibrary loans and document delivery.
- Participate in collecting and developing intranet resources.
- Compile legislative histories and bibliographies.
- Monitor online databases for practice-specific information.
- Review professional publications, establish personal networks, and participate in professional associations.
- Other library administrative duties as assigned.
- MLS or equivalent advanced degree required, or equivalent experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in a law or corporate library environment with a focus on patent research.
- Experience with a wide variety of electronic resources, in particular Westlaw, Orbit, Patbase, Docket Navigator, Bloomberg BNA, Proquest Dialog, and CCH Intelliconnect.
- Experience conducting in-depth research and analysis of Intellectual Property data to assemble, analyze and deliver patent, trademark and copyright information to attorneys and legal administrators.
- Proficiency using library OPAC.
- Demonstrated aptitude for research and analysis.
- Communicates effectively orally and in writing.
- Loyalty to the interests of the firm, cooperative and flexible, with a team-oriented attitude.
- Displays professional conduct and courtesy in relationships with attorneys and staff.
- Takes initiative and responsibility in the areas of assigned work.
- Dependable with attendance and punctuality.
- Maintains honesty, confidentiality, and ethical conduct.
Please send resume to Catherine Ghent.