UW EarthLab has an outstanding opportunity for a Data Scientist for research on outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism. The employee will join a team of researchers and practitioners who develop novel methods and information to inform public land management and improve opportunities for outdoor recreation.
The successful candidate will advance methods that mix traditional survey methods with data from citizen science and social media to more effectively measure park use and generate fine-scale maps of where and how people recreate. The Data Scientist will be responsible for developing, improving, and maintaining existing workflows for managing these various data streams. They will also be involved in many aspects of data management, analysis, and visualization.
The successful candidate will be an organized, friendly, self-directed individual who is passionate about working on collaborative projects for social good.