Junior Data Analyst - GIS

Temporary, Full-time · Amsterdam

About Metabolic
Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions.

We are an international and dynamic team of around 95 people who share an ambition for catalyzing a sustainable future. In our eight years of existence, we have developed systems analyses and sustainability strategies for over 500 partners.  
About the Role

We are looking for a data- & GIS analyst with experience in sustainability research, ideally in the bioeconomy (agrifood, forestry) and cities to join our Institute and Consulting entities teams. Within your role, you will be supporting the data analysis aspects on projects across multiple scales, from value chain analysis to global bioregional spatial analysis and from city scale to neighbourhoods. You will support the creation of pioneering insights to research partners, governments, city networks, and NGOs, and regarding how to plan and organize circular supply chains and landscapes in line with planetary boundaries and global sustainability goals. This requires creativity, innovation, and pragmatism. 

You’ll be working in a multi-disciplinary research team (industrial ecology, agricultural and forest science, earth systems science, agroecology, material science, sustainable development) in developing effective strategies that deliver high-value results and insights in an efficient and effective manner. 

Your work will include (geospatial) data analytics in the broad sense of the definition, ranging from method development, to data collection, processing, analysis, visualisation in static and interactive maps, and to insights. Next to the technical aspects of data analytics, one of your main challenges will be to communicate your data-driven insights in a way that successfully influences action with our partners. The main tools you will use for your analysis are QGIS, Python, and Google Sheets/Excel.

We are looking for a colleague with strong analytical skills and high attention to detail, but also the ability to zoom out and use your creativity to find new solutions. You should be comfortable working autonomously, and also as part of a close-knit interdisciplinary team. 

As a data- and GIS-analyst you will divide your time over  one key research project at the Institute (CENTRINNO), and several ongoing projects in the Cities and Regions team of the consulting entity. 

The position is a full-time role. 

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Requirements

  • Experienced data analyst (1-3 years of relevant work experience)

  • Skilled in (spatial) data collection and data analysis (QGIS, Python (Pandas), SQL)

  • Skilled in visualisation of data analysis results (Python, Google Sheets/Excel, QGIS)

  • Knowledge of sustainability and the circular economy is desirable

  • Knowledge of Leaflet or similar tools to develop interactive maps is highly desirable

  • Knowledge of (geo)data analysis in R is a plus

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Educated to Masters level (or equivalent) in one or more of the following (or similar) disciplines: Environmental Sciences, Geo-information Science, Environmental Management, Earth systems science, Urban planning, Agricultural Science, Landscape Ecology, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence.  

  • A foundation of knowledge in urban sustainability, environmental impact analysis, circular economy, and systems thinking

  • Knowledge of statistics, uncertainty analysis, and error propagation is an advantage

  • Valid work permit to work as an employee in the Netherlands

About us
Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions. 
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for your interest working for Metabolic. Please fill out the following short application form. Should you have any difficulties please contact us ​via HR@metabolic.nl

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