Analytical Assistant

Wednesday 13 December 2017
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
Cambridge Conservation Initiative

What we're looking for

We are looking for a volunteer to help us manage analytical computer code. The RSPB Centre for Conservation Science has >70 scientists with vast expertise in the analysis of a multitude of ecological data. However, each scientist stores their analytical computer code individually, and there is no communal and searchable archive that would facilitate new staff to quickly adapt an analytical approach from a previous project within the RSPB. We are looking for a volunteer that has the interest and capacity to archive and index all the analytical code files (R, SAS, BUGS, JAGS, Python) that exist in the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, so they are searchable and easily accessible for all staff.

The skills you need

Excellent computer literacy and proficiency with at least one of the following programming languages: R, SAS, Python, BUGS/JAGS. Must be highly self-sufficient and organised, with a reasonable background in common statistical approaches, and a healthy problem-solving attitude

Your time

One day per week
Ongoing until completed
All year round

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to contribute to the effectiveness of RSPB work, meet new people and gain knowledge. You will learn much about an enormous variety of statistical approaches and data manipulation techniques used for ecological data.

How to apply


Steffen Oppel, RSPB Headquarters
Tel: 01767 680551


This role is based at the CCI offices in Cambridge. Cambridge Conservation Initiative The David Attenborough Building Pembroke Street Cambridge CB2 3QZ Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

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