Computercraft is seeking a Digital Publishing/Technical Content Specialist to support document- and publications-related projects at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The role will include document modeling, establishing workflows, and writing and debugging XSL transforms to the archival XML formats used on these projects to publish scientific content on the NCBI website.
These projects include PubMed, PubMed Central, and Bookshelf, critical components of NCBI’s effort to provide open and free access to biomedical and genomic information to the public and researchers and scientists around the globe. PubMed, for example, a searchable resource of more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature, sees almost 2 million visits per week. NCBI uses the web to advance science and health, and the NCBI website is in the top 400 most visited sites in the world. NCBI is a diverse group of smart and talented people with various backgrounds who collaborate in building critically valuable services for the public.
Transform and validate XML documents
Troubleshoot data conversion issues and coordinate with appropriate personnel to solve programming and content-related issues
Assist in the development of workflows as well as tools to ensure data integrity
Develop a thorough understanding of Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) XML format to support in-house and outside users
Provide general support to the content processing and programming teams
Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
Two years’ experience in a publishing or library science environment
Experience with web and online publications, specifically electronic journals or books
Positive attitude and flexibility and patience in interactions with all parties
Demonstrated knowledge of SGML and/or XML and DTD and other schema languages
Ability to solve technical problems by working with a variety of personnel (e.g., software developers, content specialists, authors, editors)
Demonstrated knowledge of XSLT, XSL2, or OmniMark; experience with conversion of XML or SGML documents to other data formats
Demonstrated knowledge of MathML
Excellent analytical and creative-thinking skills
Excellent organizational skills and meticulous and thorough approach to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
At least two items from the “Desired Skills/Experience” list
Experience with XSL3
Experience modeling documents in SGML or XML and supporting schemas in DTD, XSD, RNG, RNC
Experience with NISO Z39.96-2015 JATS
Experience with XSL-FO
Experience creating or modifying publication workflows
This is a full-time position working on site at NCBI, NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Computercraft offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, the opportunity for a positive work–life balance with a standard 40-hour work week, and the chance to work alongside a team of highly accomplished professionals.