Position open for Research Assistant/Software Developer

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The UW Center for Creative Conservation seeks a student Research Assistant to develop web-based applications for visualizing data on the popularity of parks and open-spaces in the Pacific Northwest.  The goal is to create an interactive online dashboard for visualizing big data streams from several social media platforms.  Public land managers will use the application to understand how local park use varies in time and across multiple locations.

Applicants must have experience developing web pages with HTML, JavaScript, and D3.  Preferably, candidates will also have experience working with open source software projects, version control, scientific computing languages (R, Python), and web-mapping technologies (GeoServer, Leaflet).  The successful candidate will be a friendly, intelligent, self-directed individual who is passionate about working on collaborative software projects for the social good.

The position will be hourly through the end of spring quarter (2018) in Seattle.

For more information, visit the UW Center for Creative Conservation website ( or email Spencer Wood (

To apply, please email Spencer Wood ( a resume and cover letter describing your interests in the project.