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UW Research Assistant/Data Scientist Position

Research Assistant/Data Scientist Position
Nature-based Recreation
University of Washington, Seattle

The UW EarthLab seeks a Temporary Research Assistant for studies of outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism.  The employee will be responsible for developing and maintaining software and scripted workflows that aggregate data on park use.  Data will be derived from various on-site counts as well as postings to social media platforms, and then processed and analyzed using programs written in R and python.  Analyses will evaluate how well various data sources measure the quantity and type of nature-based recreation.  Duties will also include literature review and data visualization.  The employee will contribute to reports summarizing methods and major findings, in order to demonstrate opportunities to improve decision-making and deepen the understanding of the recreational value of public lands.  The successful candidate will be a friendly, intelligent, self-directed individual who is passionate about working on collaborative projects for social good.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter describing your interests in the project at

For more information, email Spencer Wood at


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