Specialist, Knowledge Management
Canon USA - Rockville, MD

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Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc. is a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., headquartered in Melville, New York, is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc. is dedicated to extending innovative Canon core technologies into the burgeoning life sciences field — and to the introduction and marketing of vital, new-platform products in the critical area of molecular diagnostics.

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Position Overview:

The Knowledge Management Specialist leads data management for Research and Development (R&D). The Specialist works directly with technical staff to organize data, tag, and retrieve all forms of data generated by R&D and also works with R&D management to organize data and generate search terms/strategies to enable R&D transparency with other company business functions.

  • Work with R&D technical managers to define and document a records and information management plan outlining critical records, file organization systems, search engine, retention, and data management responsibilities.
  • Work with R&D technical managers to define non-codified information and organize in a viewable system.
  • Develop a lifecycle plan and archive strategy for R&D records and information to ensure that electronic records are preserved in accordance with defined retention period.
  • Identify and develop databases for R&D
  • Develop guidelines to assist scientists and engineers in identifying the appropriate records and information management system and best practices in storing new content.
  • Partner with IT as a key stakeholder in relevant records and information management system implementations.
  • Oversee the information management and organize electronic R&D records so they are easily searched and retrieved
  • Serve as a conduit of information between R&D and other departments.

  • A Bachelor's degree in life sciences, information science, or information technology
  • At least one year of experience with Microsoft SharePoint (or similar) preferably as an administrator
  • Previous experience using an enterprise document or records management system
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in life sciences or information management
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing governing policies, guidelines, and training
  • Strong informatics skills, capable of defining optimal metadata tagging of information to ensure it is searchable
  • Strong technical skills, capable of understanding file formats, relational databases, tiered archival storage, and to implement record lifecycle requirements for systems
  • Proactive/outgoing individual with strong communication skills capable of partnering with R&D departmental leaders and working with scientists/engineers to implement optimal information management practices
  • Strong organizational skills with acute attention to detail.

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