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Job Title Library Date Posted

 Technical Services Assistant

 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett  2/11/15

Business Development Research Analyst

Burford Capital  1/30/15


 Technical Services Assistant - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Employer Statement:

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Established in 1884, the Firm currently has more than 850 lawyers. On a world-wide basis, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on the largest and most complex corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Job Description:

The Technical Services Assistant is responsible for the daily operation of all aspects of the electronic serials function; maintaining passwords in various databases; and assisting with updating the library webpage.

Shift: M- F 7:45 am – 3:45 pm

Hours: 35

Job & Educational Requirements:

  • Create, maintain and check in serials in electronic format in the automated library system
  • Distribute electronic journals to attorneys
  • Maintain serials distribution lists
  • Archive electronic journals in document management system
  • Update daily routing instructions
  • Investigate all stray serial issues that are received at the library, check publisher websites and library databases for information
  • Review weekly claim report to determine which serials should be claimed; and provide this information to Acquisitions Librarian
  • Create and maintain user ID and passwords in various databases, such as Sirsi, Pacer, MorningStar, and RBSource, etc.
  • Assist with updating the library webpage in SharePoint
  • Install CD-ROMs on the Library standalone PC
  • Serve as a back-up for other technical services assistants
  • File loose-leaf update
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • 1 to 2 years of relevant experience required (Library Science coursework may substitute for experience on year-for-year basis.)
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing; fluency in oral and written English
  • Knowledge of electronic file folder structure and file formats; ability to save, retrieve and organize documents and navigate between folders
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, FileSite, Word, Excel); ability to quickly learn new computer skills
  • Familiarity with standard library procedures
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong aptitude for detail, neatness and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and multi-task work activities; adapt to changing conditions and work effectively, at times with no supervision
  • Knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment, and business arithmetic
  • Ability to concentrate and to understand and follow oral and written instructions

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of library systems, particularly SIRSI
  • Working knowledge of Library of Congress Classification system
  • Knowledge of SharePoint

Preferred Education:

  • MLS

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1 to 2 years of relevant experience

Contact information & Application Instructions:

 To Apply:

 Qualified and interested candidates must submit a resume with cover letter, including salary requirements by clicking on the link below:


We offer a challenging and congenial work environment, an excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with experience. 

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Business Development Research Analyst (New York) - Burford Capital

Burford Capital seeks a Business Development Research Analyst to provide data- and market-driven insights to fuel firm growth. Given Burford’s specialization, the successful candidate will combine analytical capability, marketing savvy, and interest in the business of law.

The Business Development Research Analyst will join a small but ambitious team dedicated to generating business growth for Burford Capital. Burford is the world’s largest provider of litigation finance, publically traded on London’s AIM market with over $500 million committed to litigation worldwide, but with a start-up environment and culture. Burford team members are creative, resourceful, fast-moving, confident, and flexible people who do not need the infrastructure of a large company to succeed.

Responsibilities include:

  •  Conduct research to identify firms, companies, and priority contacts that represent business development opportunities for Burford
  • Track outreach to targeted firms, companies, and priority contacts
  • Research litigation, filings, corporate and individual profiles, and other secondary sources to prepare team for presentations and meetings
  • Assist with preparing RFP and pitch materials for potential new clients
  • Stay abreast of newsworthy trends and developments that impact Burford’s growth, including court decisions, business and financial reports, as well as general industry information; communicate findings to team

 Specific requirements:

  •  A minimum of 3-5 years in a research role, preferably in a law or professional services firm
  • Bachelors or advanced degree in business, mathematics, the sciences, or law
  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills and ability to synthesize data to produce meaningful reports
  • Expertise with Excel, PowerPoint, and SPSS/SAS
  • Knowledge of Salesforce
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize accordingly
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including writing, copy editing, researching, and managing data skills

Please email a resume and cover letter with salary history and expectations to, subject line: Research Analyst