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Zooniverse

Working for the Zooniverse means working with an interesting group of people on some of the most interesting projects around, while knowing your work will be seen by hundreds of thousands of people and will contribute to the progress of knowledge. It’s a good way to spend your time.

The Zooniverse is a collaboration between institutions from the UK and USA; all of our team are employed by one or the other of these partner institutions. This page will be updated to provide up to date summaries of Zooniverse-related jobs. For more information, follow the instructions in each job description or get in touch with the named contact.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Oxford

The Zooniverse team at the University of Oxford are leading the development of the new Zooniverse platform, as well as projects covering everything from Penguins to Particle Physics, all the way up to disaster relief. We encourage flexible working, including working remotely for part of each week.

Chicago

The Adler Planetarium's Citizen Science team includes a dynamic mix of web developers, data scientists, researchers and educators who are responsible for everything from building Zooniverse projects and developing governance tools for volunteers, to running Hack Days and teen programs. We can offer flexible hours and the opportunity to try new things, whether that be getting involved with outreach or playing with cutting edge technology.

Designer

The Zooniverse team within Chicago’s Adler Planetarium is seeking a designer to lead design strategy and implementation for the Zooniverse.org (github.com/zooniverse) platform. As the Adler Zooniverse designer, you’ll be responsible for designing intuitive, engaging, and accessible web apps supporting diverse audiences in engaging in real research online through Zooniverse. You’ll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, from carrying out user research to designing new interfaces (e.g., how to classify 3D images within Zooniverse) to exploring new modes of community engagement to advising on accessible design principles to designing Zooniverse-based collaborative in-person experiences to maintaining and updating the Zooniverse brand and design system, and much more.

You’ll also contribute to broader design efforts within the Adler Planetarium’s exhibits and virtual museum efforts, working closely with the Adler’s exhibit designers and museum guest engagement team. The Adler hosts more than half a million visitors each year, engaging people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to gain the confidence to explore their universe together and return to their communities ready to think critically and creatively about any challenge that comes their way.

Interested? Click this link for further details and instructions on how to apply.

Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Zooniverse Team is involved in the development of many Zooniverse projects as well as efforts to combine human and machine classifiers. Several science team members from many disciplines are at UMN including Galaxy Zoo, Measuring the ANZACs, Radio Galaxy Zoo and Snapshot Safari. We are open to flexible work arrangements.

Other

Our work involves collaboration with a vast array of partners from across the world. When they have jobs that involve working with the Zooniverse, we'll post them here.