Meet Pulse Lab New York

Our team in New York works closely with UN agencies and government counterparts to get a better understanding of the policy and implementation issues they are grappling with and explore how new data sources can provide useful insights that support decision making.
Our team comprises a mix of skills: data scientists, data engineers and data analysts but also a social scientist, a legal and privacy expert, a partnerships expert, and a communications and social media specialist. This multidisciplinary approach helps us innovate and test new approaches that, if successful, can be scaled up and mainstreamed by UN partners. All our projects, including findings and methodologies are shared via the research section of the website
UN Global Pulse also has a Fellowship Program for current PhD students or post-doctoral researchers. Fellows come and work with us on their own research question, we host them here in New York and Pulse Lab Kampala and Jakarta also host their own fellows.
Our typical working day can include testing new tools for analysing data, defining research questions with UN partners, identifying ways to embed real time monitoring in existing programs, scanning the horizon for new approaches and research, building partnerships with local universities or speaking at conferences and seminars to share our approach. 
If you are interested in joining our team or becoming a fellow, all vacancies are posted on this page.