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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.

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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.


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.

Back-End Developer

The Zooniverse team within Chicago’s Adler Planetarium is seeking a back-end developer to build applications and infrastructure for the ( platform. As a Zooniverse developer, you’ll work with our team of 20 talented and friendly developers, designers, and researchers, including members of our Zooniverse teams at the University of Oxford and the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. We are adhering to CDC, State, and local orders with regard to COVID-19. This will start as a remote position, but transition to onsite in Chicago when the museum can safely open. We are looking for applicants who are passionate about building interesting and purposeful web apps, with experience contributing to a variety of software-development tasks and projects, working with Git and GitHub (or an equivalent version control system), writing and maintaining automated test suites for code bases, web application frameworks (like Ruby on Rails, Django, etc.), and developing APIs. Experience with PostgreSQL, querying relational databases, cloud infrastructure technologies (Docker, Kubernetes), and UI development via any framwork are bonus points. We are looking for applicants who want to be an active participant in Zooniverse strategic planning, including tech choices, who are interested in being in an inclusive environment; we strongly value the diversity of our team, and who are interested in being in an environment that values work-life balance (our normal work week is 35-hours Monday-Friday). The post is full-time for a year, with the expectation for extension based on job performance. A benefits package and a budget for travel will be provided.

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


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.


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.