Technical Information Search Analyst
DOW - Midland, MI

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The Dow Chemical Company in

Midland, MI

has an immediate opening for a

Technical Information Search Analyst

in a collegial and creative environment where you will have the opportunity to grow professionally. This position is in the Information Research (IR) group. This group provides leading edge information technology (I/T) capability and information resources to meet strategic R&D initiatives. IR team members bring a combination of Information Technology, R&D experience and physical science knowledge to develop capabilities and analysis that help deliver R&D growth commitments.

Our major technologies and expertise available include:
R&D Enterprise Architecture

Scientific Application Development

Scientific , High-Performance Computing (HPC)

Scientific Data Integration and Analysis

Laboratory Automation Services (Automation, Robotics and Data Capture)

Technology Search and Analysis

Intellectual Property Management

We seek a highly motivated and creative information professional who has demonstrated an ability to provide a broad range of information services with an emphasis on in-depth patent information research and analysis. We need someone who can work independently and function as part of a globally leveraged team.

Duties and responsibilities include:
Research, retrieve, analyze, and present information particularly in scientific and patent information areas. Provide in-depth, comprehensive searches for technical background, patent landscape, patentability, right to practice, and competitive intelligence purposes.

Provide current awareness/alerting services to keep R&D clients up to date with new technical and patent information

Support effective use of technical information resources at the Dow Chemical Company by providing search consultation to


and by delivering outreach and training on those resources

Provide subject matter expertise on one or more services/tools offered by the group; monitor the external environment for new offerings in those areas and evaluate those of potential interest

Serve as a member various cross-functional teams within Information Research and with clients in the R&D community

The successful candidate will support effective use of information at the Dow Chemical Company by providing search consultation and promoting effective use of the Company's technical information resources.


A minimum of a Masters degree in a science or technology field, preferably Chemistry, is required for this position. A PhD is preferred. A Masters degree in Library Science, in addition to the technical degree, would be a plus. New graduates will also be considered.

An excellent understanding of Chemistry is required

The following are additional qualifications of the position

A minimum of 1 year of search experience as an information professional/research analyst using major scientific and technical online search services (such as Derwent coding, STN, Chemical Abstracts, LexisNexis), with knowledge of the intellectual property process and search tools is desired

The ability to work with a variety of people, both in person and virtually

The ability to handle multiple priorities under time constraints

Good problem solving and reference interview skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools

Familiarity with Web searching and publishing

Proven oral and written communication skills

Preference will be given to candidates with experience using data analysis / visualization tools and detailed patent indexing schemes such as Derwent subscriber coding. In addition to having an in-depth knowledge of patent information, you should be familiar with the content of a variety of electronic and print information resources.

Active membership in PIUG or CINF would be plusses.

A minimum requirement for this U.S. - based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent basis (must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident or qualifying Asylee / Refugee).

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at


Dow is an equal employment opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package including: medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), pension plan, employee stock purchase plan, paid vacation and holidays.

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