Research Information Technician Ottawa , ON


Research Information Technician - Full time, regular

Location: Ottawa, ON


When Canada’s health care decision-makers want to know what the evidence says, they ask CADTH, Canada’s drug and health technology agency. CADTH was established by Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments to be a trusted source of independent information and advice for the country’s publicly funded health care systems. Health administrators and policy experts rely on CADTH to help inform their decisions about the life cycle management of drugs, devices, and services used to prevent, diagnose, and treat medical conditions.

Primary Focus

The Research Information Technician (RIT) will contribute to CADTH’s mission, business, and products through information source retrieval, management and stewardship of CADTH library resources.

On any given day, you will:

  • Function as an embedded project team member
  • Provide citation verification, document sourcing and delivery services via a variety of methods, including interlibrary loans (60%)
  • Manage CADTH library collection through management of physical circulation system, cataloguing of materials (including copy and original cataloguing), management of electronic serials, acquisition of new materials including books and newspapers, as well as processing invoices for subscriptions and purchases (25%)
  • Support CADTH’s core business needs through providing additional library services, including media monitoring, research project and publishing support, permissions, and copyright support (15%)

  • Is this the right role for you?

    The Research Information Technician will likely have:

  • 2- or 3-year Library and Information Technician Diploma/Certification plus related work experience. An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and experience of current interlibrary loan software (e.g., DOCLINE), practices and resources
  • Basic searching skills and knowledge or awareness of the structure of biomedical and technical databases
  • Knowledge and experience of searching and maintaining electronic serials management databases e.g., EBSCO Full Text Finder
  • Working knowledge of international standards of cataloguing and classification systems such as RDA, as well as knowledge of indexing vocabularies such as MeSH
  • Knowledge of standard office software (e.g., MS Word, Excel, Outlook), with advanced knowledge of Excel preferred
  • High attention to detail and precision
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple deliverables
  • Ability to work closely and collaborate with colleagues in a fast-paced environment

  • To apply for this position, visit the Careers section of our website at Your resumé must clearly identify how your skills and experience relate to the requirements of this role. Applications for this opportunity may be used for future staffing vacancies. We thank all candidates for your interest, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Please continue to visit our website for new opportunities.

    CADTH is committed to an equitable and inclusive workplace that embraces the full spectrum of humanity so that everyone may reach their greatest potential. In addition to meeting the noted role requirements, CADTH values Lived experience as a member of Indigenous, Black and/or People of Colour communities and/or as a Person with Disabilities, or member of other equity groups and a demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

    CADTH is committed to accommodating people with disabilities. If you require any accommodations or have any questions, please contact We will work with you to meet your needs.



    Closes: 6 December, 2022

    Canadian Agency For Drugs And Technologies In Health
    Ottawa , ON