Current Job Postings From FLI and Our Partner Organizations:
Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters (ALLFED) is a new EA-aligned organization that seeks to facilitate research and preparedness for global catastrophic agricultural risks. They are hiring a fundraiser.
This is a unique role, where you will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategic fundraising plan for a small humanitarian organisation with a global reach (see the link to the job description below for more detail)
Start Date: asap
Pay: Base rate based on experience and bonus based on funds raised
Location: We are a virtual organisation with core team members based in the UK and US (Central time)
For more details, please visit here!
BERI’s mission is to improve human civilization’s long-term prospects for survival and flourishing. Its main strategy is to identify technologies that may pose significant civilization-scale risks, and to promote and provide support for research and other activities aimed at reducing those risks.
BERI is currently primarily seeking full-time employees. If you’re interested in working with us, please submit an application form (linked on each job posting below).
- local to SF Bay, $50,000 minimum
- Total hours currently needed: 40 hours a week, during normal business hours.
- Qualifications: PhD in a STEM-related field, or comparable professional experience (e.g. MD or JD with professional STEM experience)
- Start date: As soon as a promising candidate is identified
- Status: Full-time employee, salaried
- Compensation: $60,000-$120,000, depending on experience
- Typical hours: 40 per week, primarily during standard business hours.
- Work Location: Berkeley/Oakland
- local to SF Bay, $30-$90/hr
- Total hours currently needed: 10 to 40 hours a week, depending on level of independence and quality of work (with more hours going to candidates with higher independence and initiative).
MIRI’s mission is to ensure that the creation of smarter-than-human intelligence has a positive impact. Our strategic focus is our technical research agenda on “superintelligence alignment,” composed of numerous subproblems in AI, logic, decision theory, and other fields.
Our technical research program currently employs four full-time research fellows, fosters collaboration with our research associates and others, runs several research workshops each year, and funds independently-organized MIRIx workshops around the world.
We’re seeking multiple research fellows who can work with our other research fellows to solve open problems related to superintelligence alignment, and prepare those results for publication. For those with some graduate study or a Ph.D. in a relevant field, the salary starts at $65,000 to $75,000 per year, depending on experience. For more senior researchers, the salary may be substantially higher, depending on experience. All full-time employees are covered by our company health insurance plan. Visa assistance is available if needed.
Ours is a young field. Our current research agenda includes work on tiling agents, logical uncertainty, decision theory, corrigibility, and value learning, but those subtopics do not exhaust the field. Other research topics will be seriously considered if you can make the case for their tractability and their relevance to the design of self-modifying systems which stably pursue humane values.
This is not a limited-term position. The ideal candidate has a career interest in these research questions and aims to develop into a senior research fellow at MIRI, or aims to continue these avenues of research at another institution after completing substantial work at MIRI.
Some properties you should have
- Published research in computer science, logic, or mathematics.
- Enough background in the relevant subjects (computer science, logic, etc.) to understand MIRI’s technical publications.
- A proactive research attitude, and an ability to generate productive new research ideas.
A formal degree in mathematics or computer science is not required, but is recommended.
For more details, please visit here!
Center for Effective Altruism
The Centre for Effective Altruism helps to grow and maintain the effective altruism movement. Our mission is to
- create a global community of people who have made helping others a core part of their lives, and who use evidence and scientific reasoning to figure out how to do so as effectively as possible; and
- make the advancement of the wellbeing of all a worldwide intellectual project, doing for the pursuit of good what the Scientific Revolution did for the pursuit of truth.
Application deadline: Wednesday, February 21st 2018, 6:00 pm GMT
As an Assistant Event Producer (part time, contract) at the Centre for Effective Altruism, you will report to Katie Glass and will work to ensure the success of Effective Altruism Global San Francisco 2018, taking place 15-17 June. You will be responsible for assisting with logistical planning for the events, managing vendors and ensuring the smooth production of the event.
Application deadline: Wednesday, February 21st 2018, 6:00 pm GMT
As an Communications Officer (part time, contract role) at the Centre for Effective Altruism, you will report to Katie Glass and will work to communicate our vision to the effective altruism community and wider population of people who may be interested in our ideas. You will be responsible for managing CEA’s social media channels and external communications, particularly regarding upcoming events such as our EA Global conferences.
For more details, please visit here!
Future of Humanity Institute
The Future of Humanity Institute is a leading research centre in the University of Oxford looking at big-picture questions for human civilization. We seek to focus our work where we can make the greatest positive difference. Our researchers regularly collaborate with governments from around the world and key industry groups working on artificial intelligence. To read more about the institute’s research activities, please see http://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/research/research-areas/.
Through research and policy engagement, the Governance of AI Program strives to steer the development of artificial intelligence for the common good. The Governance of AI Program is based at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, in close collaboration with Yale University. We track contemporary applications of AI in justice, the economy, cybersecurity, and the military, and take seriously the immediately pressing issues they pose to transparency, fairness, accountability, and security. Our particular focus, however, is on the challenges arising from transformative AI: advanced AI systems whose impact may be as profound as the industrial revolution.
Our work looks at:
- trends, causes, and forecasts of AI progress;
- transformations of the sources of wealth and power;
- global political dimensions of AI-induced unemployment and inequality;
- risks and dynamics of international AI races;
- possibilities for global cooperation;
- associated emerging technologies such as those involving crypto-economic systems, weapons systems, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and surveillance;
- global public opinion, values, ethics;
- long-run possibilities for beneficial global governance of advanced AI
To apply, please submit the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Application: AI Policy and Governance Internship” as the subject line.
FHI seeks interns to contribute to our work in the area of technical AI safety. Examples of this type of work include Cooperative Reinforcement Learning, Learning the Preferences of Ignorant, Inconsistent Agents, Learning the Preferences of Bounded Agents, and Safely Interrupible Agents.
Applicants should have a background in machine learning, computer science, mathematics or other related fields. Previous research experience in computer science (particular in machine learning) is desirable but not required.
This is a paid internship. Candidates from underrepresented demographic groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Internships are 2.5 months or longer. Summer internships take place between April and September 2018 (dates are flexible within that range). Applications for Summer internships are due by February 10. If you are interested in interning after September 2018, please indicate that on your application.
- You should be fluent in English
- You must be available to come to Oxford for approximately 12 weeks, (please indicate the period when you would be available when you apply).
To apply, please send a CV and a short statement of interest (including relevant experience in machine learning and any other programming experience) to email@example.com.
For more details, please visit http://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) is a new, highly interdisciplinary research centre, addressing the challenges and opportunities of future development of artificial intelligence (AI), in both the short and long term. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust for 10 years, it is based in Cambridge, with partners in Oxford, Imperial College, and UC Berkeley. The Centre will have close links with industry partners in the AI field, and with policymakers, as well as with many academic disciplines. It will also work closely with a wide international network of researchers and research institutes.
No current job postings for LCFI, but you can still get involved!
Center for the Study of Existential Risk
The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk is an interdisciplinary research centre focused on the study of risks threatening human extinction that may emerge from technological advances. CSER aims to combine key insights from the best minds across disciplines to tackle the greatest challenge of the coming century: safely harnessing our rapidly-developing technological power.
An existential risk is one that threatens the existence of our entire species. The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) — a joint initiative between philosopher Huw Price, cosmologist Martin Rees, and software entrepreneur Jaan Tallinn — was founded on the conviction that these risks require a great deal more scientific investigation than they presently receive. The Centre’s aim is to develop a new science of existential risk, and to develop protocols for the investigation and mitigation of technology-driven existential risks.
No current job postings for CSER, but you can still get involved!
The Open Philanthropy Project
The Open Philanthropy Project is a collaboration between Good Ventures and GiveWell in which we identify outstanding giving opportunities, make grants, follow the results, and publish our findings.
Good Ventures is a philanthropic foundation whose mission is to help humanity thrive. Good Ventures was created by Dustin Moskovitz (co-founder of Facebook and Asana) and Cari Tuna, who have pledged to give the majority of their wealth to charity. GiveWell is a nonprofit that finds outstanding giving opportunities and publishes the full details of its analysis to help donors decide where to give.
We are currently hiring for the following roles:
The Open Philanthropy Project is seeking a Director of Operations who will be enthusiastic and passionate about effective altruism, and be attracted by the opportunity to help scale a renowned and highly influential philanthropic initiative. The ambitious and important work of Open Philanthropy requires innovative and daring contributors who will be tenacious in the pursuit of the organization’s goals. Candidates need the intellectual dynamism and business acumen to be effective in a start-up, entrepreneurial culture, yet have the rigor and discipline to apply knowledge and experience to build an operating environment where the organization can thrive and sustain itself for the long-term.
We are looking for a General Counsel to help us manage legal risks while ensuring we achieve our programmatic goals. Our General Counsel will be responsible for managing all our contracts and legal agreements and helping ensure we are compliant when giving for purposes such as lobbying, funding individuals and for-profit organizations, and international grants. This position will also involve working broadly across areas such as evaluating the legal structure of our giving vehicles, maintaining general organizational compliance, and assessing and managing risks. The ideal candidate is passionate about using their legal expertise to maximize our ability to do good and is comfortable with a fluid role in a dynamic environment.
We are seeking a Grants Associate to help process philanthropic grants totaling more than 100 million dollars per year. The Grants Associate will be responsible for collecting the information needed to process each grant, liaising between Open Philanthropy staff and grantee organizations, and responding pragmatically to unanticipated issues. We are seeking someone who is interested in effective philanthropy, with excellent attention to detail, organizational skills and communication skills.
For more details please visit here!
Global Catastrophic Risk Institute
The Global Catastrophic Risk Institute (GCRI) is a nonprofit think tank specializing on the topic of global catastrophic risk (GCR). GCRI works with researchers from many academic disciplines and professionals from many sectors. GCRI leads research, education, and professional networking on GCR. GCRI research aims to identify and assess the most effective ways of reducing the risk of global catastrophe, as well as the issues raised by GCR. GCRI education aims to raise awareness and understanding about global catastrophic risk among students, professionals, and most of all by the general public.
No current job postings for GCRI, but you can still get involved!
80,000 Hours is an Oxford, UK-based organization that conducts research on the careers with positive social impact and provides career advice. It provides this advice online, through one-on-one advice sessions and through a community of like-minded individuals.
We’re not currently focused on hiring, though we’re always interesting in hearing from people dedicated to our mission who’d like to join the team full time. If you’d like to express interest in joining, fill out this short form.
Unfortunately we don’t offer internships or part-time volunteer positions.