Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.

Information Science Technician I (Temp)

Job Locations US-CA-Pasadena
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/1/2021 11:09 AM)
# of Openings
Information Science


Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Estimated duration of 1 month with the potential for extension or conversion.
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Information Science Technician I 


Job Description:

JPL operates the NASA Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC). The PO.DAAC team is interested in finding out how researchers worldwide are using its data and the impact of the PO.DAAC to the science community. This is an emerging area within library & information science, and various organizations are experimenting with different resources and tools. The temporary employee will work with the PO.DAAC team and JPL librarians to extract references and PDF documents citing the use of various data sets, test and evaluate internally developed tools, and help with analyzing citation patterns, utilizing a prescribed workflow. Responsibilities include:
• Extract citations and full text PDFs for the JPL PO.DAAC Repository
• Test and evaluate internally developed tools
• Analyze citation patters
• Complete extraction, test, and analysis for two full years of PO.DAAC citations
• All work will be performed on site at JPL


Required Skills:

• Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen

• Must be currently enrolled at a 4 year accredited college or university pursuing a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD degree in Library Information Science or related discipline.
• Demonstrated experience with searching and maintaining structured bibliographic databases
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience with MS Excel
• Must be able to work full-time (40hours/week) for 6-10 weeks
• Must have a minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 out of 4.0
• Must have at least 1 semester or quarter remaining to complete degree


Desired Skills:

• Familiarity with scholarly publishing cycle and scientific communication
• Ability to read and skim scientific papers from their title, abstract and main sections
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Detail oriented


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