Working at NSIDC

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is made up of a diverse and dedicated group of data and research scientists, project managers, software developers, technical experts, and communications specialists—all working together to understand how the frozen parts of Earth affect the rest of the planet and impact society—and share those discoveries with the world. We provide open-access data, research, and reports about the state of the cryosphere, and are trusted as an objective and accurate source of information by educators, media outlets, scientists around the world, and anyone else who wants to learn more about Earth’s frozen realms. At NSIDC, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills towards building and maintaining this growing wealth of Earth science information and making a positive difference in the future of humanity and the planet.

NSIDC is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at CU Boulder. CIRES functions as a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and CU Boulder, and is home to hundreds of environmental scientists.


Some of the benefits NSIDC provides employees include:

  • A flexible work schedule
  • A casual work environment
  • Continuing education to foster career growth
  • Exposure to the latest research on the cryosphere and environmental sciences
  • Access to thousands of science journals and peer-reviewed papers

As a CU employee, you may be eligible for:

  • Generous holiday, vacation, and sick leave
  • Medical plans with 85 to 90 percent of your medical premiums covered by the University of Colorado system
  • Dental and vision plans
  • Paid parental leave
  • Life insurance
  • Pre-tax saving plans for health insurance and dependent care
  • Automatic enrollment in a generous retirement savings plan
  • Tuition benefits
  • Faculty and staff assistance plans

Equal Opportunity

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. More information is available on Americans with Disabilities Act and Title IX compliance, and CU’s Regent policy. This organization participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each employee's I-9 form to confirm work authorization. CU Boulder is committed to making information and resources that are available via the web accessible for all users. If you are a job seeker and need accessibility assistance or an accommodation in order to apply for one of our open positions, please submit an accessibility request or call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP) to submit a request for assistance. You can also download the Clery Act annual security and fire safety report, or request a paper copy from the CU Boulder Police Department.

CU Student Jobs

Data Management Student Assistant (part-time)

We are seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented individual with strong computer skills and ability to troubleshoot computer-related and data management issues to join our team. Knowledge of UNIX/Linux and some experience with shell scripting is required. Hours are flexible, usually 8-10 hours/week during school sessions and up to 40 hours/week during summer break depending on project needs. 

This position is open to currently enrolled CU students only.

Current Opportunities

There are no current openings. Please check back in the future for open positions.