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MATHEMATICS: Data Support Specialist


Work Description

A Data Support Specialist works with the user community to understand their science needs with the goal of providing support for NASA data and information services.  They represent the user in product development and development resources to assist with the user community's needs.  This person works directly with users to solve problems using NASA data, or to provide resources to improve understanding of the data. 

Why is this job Important?

As NASA works to make fundamental contributions to science, managing and disseminating those data to the user community is important.  Data Support Specialists collaborate with data scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and scientists to ensure that data is communicated and distributed in the most efficient way.


Data Support Specialists must complete a bachelor's degree in technology, computer science, and mathematics. Masters and PhD are suggested for advanced careers in teaching or data research.

Related Fields

  • Data Modeler Link

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Job Title NASA Examples:  

  • Data Processor
  • Implementation Specialist
  • Data Management Specialist
  • Metrics and Analytics Specialist
  • Applications Specialist

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