Volunteer Position or Internship: Human-Mobility Spatial Modeler

Would you like to be part of an ambitious and innovative team working on cutting-edge projects to help humankind and to make a positive difference in the world?

We are looking for a volunteer or intern to join our team and help us develop our product for COVID-19 Risk Analysis. This is an unpaid position.

Responsibilities:

Requirements

Experience performing data analysis in Python and/or R

Geostatistics knowledge (strong background in statistics preferred)

GIS/Geospatial database experience

Graph theory (particularly Network theory) knowledge strongly preferred

Familiarity with various Geospatial tools & technologies, such as PostGIS, GDAL, OGRSQL, CGAL, and Python modules: scikit-mobility, movingpandas, GeoPandas.

SQL knowledge is a plus

Team spirit

Good problem-solving skills

Location

Fully Remote

Term

The duration & hours are negotiable.

About Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc.

Our mission: To help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic and future epidemics by deploying a robust risk assessment tool that predicts real-world infection risk and mortality, thus empowering individuals, groups, and organizations to make better risk-informed decisions about their activities.


Pandemonium is a COVID-19 Risk Assessment & Projection Model being developed by Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc. as its first product.

The basic framework of the model will allow for an arbitrary degree of demographic and spatial refinement where data is available as well as allow various submodels to be incorporated into the overall model making this a very extensive and extensible framework that can be used by researchers and others. (For more about our model design, please refer to the draft proposal on our website.)


Some key technical attributes of our model framework so far:


We continue to develop this model to include additional features, information & detail. We plan to make our model framework open-source around the same time that we launch our risk assessment app for general use.


Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by MIT alumni, bringing together talented, motivated people from different countries and with diverse backgrounds. This has been an all-volunteer effort with volunteers from 3 continents. We want to contribute our skills for the greatest good of the world, devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, We want to help as many people as possible, including and especially the more marginalized, both in the US and around the world. This is why we wish to make the service available to everyone for free and why Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc. is a non-profit organization. If you have the interest, commitment, and ability to contribute your skills while you gain experience and knowledge working on a real-world product, please apply!

How to Apply

Please, E-mail us with your resume and a brief cover letter.