CIRES/NSIDC Technical Writer & Data Support Student Assistant

Posting Date: 
21 October 2021
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About NSIDC: 
The mission of the National Snow and Ice Data Center is to make fundamental contributions to cryospheric science and excel in managing data and disseminating information in order to advance understanding of the Earth system. NSIDC is a trusted source of cryospheric data and services, and is a leader in research and development within this field. We enjoy a broad stable funding base which collectively supports our infrastructure and provides growth in numerous technical fields.
About this job: 

The Technical Writer & Data Support (TW&DS) Student Assistant will work closely with the NSIDC technical writing team and User Services Office (USO) to document, test, and publish scientific data sets. Regular tasks include creating and maintaining User Guides, metadata records, and associated web content; updating internal documentation; recording and posting weekly meeting minutes, registering and communicating with data users; running data usage metrics; testing data ordering and delivery tools; maintaining data help articles using an online content management system. The TW&DS Student Assistant may also be involved in special projects as they arise.

The student reports to and is supervised by a Technical Writer and Data Support Specialist. They will set their own schedule within business hours (weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm Mountain Time); after-hours or weekend work will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The job can be performed remotely, and will necessarily be remote during the ongoing pandemic. This position offers potential for employment throughout the student’s college career.

To apply, please send a Cover Letter and Resume to with the subject line: Technical Writer & Data Support Student Assistant Position. Applications will be accepted until a decision has been made.

Please go to CIRES Opportunities for a full job description and requirements.

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