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Data to make progress against the world’s largest problems

We are looking for a new Data Analyst to join our data management team. This team is responsible for the whole chain of collection, transformation, documentation and dissemination of data on the many topics that we cover on Our World in Data.

Find out more and apply: https://ourworldindata.org/data-analyst

Research and data are crucial to making progress against the large problems the world is facing and to build a better future. At Our World in Data we are building a publishing platform to make research and data on the world’s largest problems accessible and understandable.

The problems the world faces are very diverse – global poverty, CO₂ emissions, child mortality, mental health, and many more. Our World in Data readers who are concerned about these problems should be able to rely on our compilation of research, our database, and our visualizations to understand them clearly, and learn how it is possible to make progress against them.

Over the past year, we’ve done a lot of work on the COVID-19 pandemic, and that is still an important focus – and it will likely remain so for the months to come. Millions of people rely on our work on the pandemic, from the public, to teachers and researchers, to policymakers and world leaders.

Global Change Data Lab, the non-profit organization that produces the web publication Our World in Data, is seeking a new Data Analyst to join its data team.

Data is at the very heart of all the work we do. Everything in our day-to-day job is tied back to data that allows us to understand the state of the world and how it is changing. As a Data Analyst, you will be responsible for contributing to the whole chain of collection, transformation, documentation and dissemination of our data on the many topics that we cover on Our World in Data. The ideal candidate needs to be passionate and skilled in data analysis and data engineering, interested in learning about many research topics they may not have previously worked on, and capable of understanding academic publications and datasets. It’s not just the technical skills for data analysis and management that are essential; equally important is the ability to understand what this data tells us about the world and how to use it to communicate this to our millions of users. 

We typically work with datasets that can be considered small by industry standards, and with technologies that are not necessarily at the cutting edge of data science and cloud services. But we are strong believers that machine learning and AI are not the most urgent next steps to make progress on many of the world’s largest problems. Instead, clean, reliable and well-documented CSV files that let our research team and our users generate clear, easy-to-understand, and accurate visualizations, are what is most important.

To apply for this job please visit ourworldindata.org.