January 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm #366
Technical Trainer/Statistical Wizard at Open Knowledge
Multiple Countries, Temporary
Open Knowledge is a multi-award winning international not-for-profit organisation. We build tools and communities to create, use and share open knowledge — content and data that everyone can use, share and build on. We believe that by creating an open knowledge commons and developing tools and communities around this we can make a significant contribution to improving governance, research and the economy.
We’re changing the world by promoting a global shift towards more open ways of working in government, arts, sciences and much more. We don’t just talk about ideas, we deliver extraordinary software, events and publications.
Our community stretches around the world. Open Knowledge’s operations are distributed internationally with clusters in London, Cambridge and Berlin.
From time to time, Open Knowledge requires temporary support to work with us on short term projects.
In early 2015, we will be looking for a host of freelance technical data trainers with a solid knowledge of statistics to work alongside Open Knowledge trainers on a series of training events.
Freelancers will receive training and support from the Open Knowledge team to help them prepare for the events and get to work with our amazing team.
What we are looking for in a trainer:
Interest and knowledge of open data – ideally, this person should also be able to support other open data in one day like activities.
Experience training data analysis and statistics
Comfortable leading interactive, hands-on training workshops
Good knowledge of statistics and data analysis techniques (no formal qualifications necessary but those without an undergraduate degree in mathematics will need to show previous statistical analysis or research work)
Knowledge of major open-source statistical languages and libraries ( e.g. R, Python , pandas)
Knowledge of major proprietary statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS, STATA, SAS)
Training opportunities will begin as early as January and be of varying lengths.
This is a remote working position. We will consider applicants based anywhere in the world, but if you are within easy reach one of our hubs in London, Cambridge or Berlin, that may be preferred. Rate of pay is negotiable and based on experience.
Please email your CV and a short expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your availability and motivations for taking on this work.
Closing date: ongoing.
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