Text Mining Student Specialist

Posted January 29, 2019. Closing February 17, 2019.


eScience Institute, Research Services (Allen/Suzzallo Libraries)

Job Title:

Student Specialist

Date Posted:

January 29, 2019.

Closing Date:

February 17, 2019.

Number Available:



$18.00 per hour


8-10 hours per week during the quarter


Under the general supervision of the Research Data Services Librarian and the eScience Institute, the student chosen for this position will provide text mining assistance to UW researchers at various levels. Duties May Include:
  • Providing text mining assistance and consultations to UW researchers at various levels
  • Assisting with development and presentation of text mining reference and educational materials to be integrated into classrooms
  • Creating and/or updating online subject guides and other LibGuides on text mining, how to use APIs, etc.
  • Teaching workshops, tutorials, etc. on text mining skills and techniques
  • Attending planning meetings for appropriate work teams and committees
  • Provide assessment data and recommendations for future iterations of a text mining service at UW based on experience in the position
    • Students enrolled in a graduate program at the UW.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Experience in text mining
    • Ability to explain complex procedures in written and multimedia formats
    • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment
    • Capacity to quickly learn and adapt to new and emerging technologies

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience with various natural language processing techniques and technologies
    • Experience working with R and/or Python
    • Demonstrated experience working with APIs such as Web of Science and Crossref TDM
    • Understanding of text clustering and categorization

    Application Process:

    1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
      • Resumé
      • Cover letter
    2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
    3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé and cover letter.

    Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

    For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:

    Erik Dahl