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Research Data Analyst

Southampton - WA Consultants

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Job Description:

My client is a unique start up that develops technology solutions to address humanitarian problems. Their work is a very interesting blend of software development, data analytics, academic research, and international development, that takes place in a dynamic and highly collaborative environment.
The main responsibilities of the role are:


You will be tasked with developing new methods for processing some of the largest datasets ever analysed in the development and humanitarian sectors.

Work closely with other subject matter experts to develop robust methods and software to implement these methods.

Have a track record of success in a similar role, strong initiative, and a can-do attitude.

Applicants with a strong background in applied statistics and spatial statistics in particular are highly encouraged to apply.

Strong background in machine learning is also an asset but not essential.




Essential Skill Set:

Genuine interest in, and willingness to further understand, the mission and operations of the organisation


Genuine desire to see the outputs of your work improve the lives of vulnerable populations


Strong ability to combine quantitative analytical thinking with a thorough understanding of real world human behaviours


M.Sc. or equivalent level within an applied subject area with a focus on quantitative data analysis and modelling


Ability to work well both as a team member and independently


Experience Python data analysis libraries (such as pandas, numpy and bokeh/matplotlib)


Experience writing well-documented, maintainable code


Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Nice to have – but its ok if you don’t have these:


  • Experience in the development and application of machine learning and statistical models to large-scale, real-world datasets
  • Experience in Big Data ecosystem – algorithms, tools and technologies
  • UNIX admin experience
  • Data visualisation skills (e.g. bokeh/matplotlib, D3.js)
  • Experience with version control software (including git)
  • Experience with IPython/Jupyter notebooks


This position will require occasional trips to other offices, mostly within Europe, and the flexibility to work outside normal business hours and occasionally on weekends. There will be opportunity to travel to low- and middle-income countries as part of ongoing projects.


If you would like to know about this role and working for this forward thinking organisation, please apply below.


Salary: £55,000 - £60,000


Job Category: International Development

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Location: Southampton

Keywords: analyst, analytics, Big Data, charity, data, non for profit, numpy, pandas, PLSQL, python, Research, SLQ, Software, UNIX

Job Expires: 10 days

How to Apply:

Please apply by emailing your profile to: or applying below, or give me a call on 01392 666 060

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