Employment opportunity

Employment opportunity


Ashurst - Research Librarian (Full-time), Glasgow

Closing date  17 April 2019, but applications will be considered upon receipt.

Business Area – Research & Business Intelligence

Department/ Role Overview:
As part of a global team, this role uses a range of subscription and freely available legal and business research databases and resources to provide in-depth and solution-focused legal and business research to lawyers and support staff within Ashurst's offices.

Main responsibilities:

• Provide reference and research advice and support to internal and external clients as part of a research team, using a range of subscription and freely available resources
• Deliver in-depth legal and business research in a format that enables clients to quickly make informed decisions
• Provide research support to legal and business support staff working in Ashurst's offices including London, Glasgow, US and Brussels
• Build working relationships with stakeholders and promote the Research & Business Intelligence team and its role within the firm
• Liaise with Partners and Lawyers to understand their information needs and contribute to collection development processes including participation in product trials
• Source material from external libraries including medical and scientific literature
• Provide one-on-one and group training as required
• Participate in local and global projects as required

Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requires and internal policies.

Essential skills and experience:
• Excellent reference and research skills with experience in a legal or professional services environment preferred
• In-depth understanding of the UK legal system and legal research and knowledge of a wide range of subscription and freely available legal and business research databases and tools
• Excellent written and oral communication skills and good presentation skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a geographically dispersed global team
• C ommercial and business acumen and a commitment to life-long learning and professional development
• A good eye for detail, ability to work accurately and efficiently even when under pressure
• Solution-focused approached to problem solving with critical, reflective and creative thinking

Desired skills and experience
• Business research skills including company and industry research and experience using a wide range of company research databases
• Experience working in a corporate environment

Further details and to apply online please visit Ashurt's website.