Research Fellow in AI Macrostrategy

University of Oxford - Faculty of Philosophy: Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street, Oxford

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow within the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) at the University of Oxford. The post is fixed-term for 24 months from the date of appointment.

Reporting to the Director of Research at the Future of Humanity Institute, the successful candidate will be responsible for identifying crucial considerations for improving humanity’s long-run potential. The Research Fellow will be responsible for evaluating strategies that could reduce existential risk, particularly with respect to the long-term outcomes of technologies such as artificial intelligence. The postholder will be based at the FHI, Littlegate House, St Ebbe’s Street, Oxford.

The postholder’s main responsibilities will include: contributing to the development of research agenda and assisting in conducting individual research; collaborating with partner institutions and research groups; assisting in completion of research for peer-reviewed publications; disseminating research findings by participating in seminars, lectures, and other public meetings; small scale project management and providing guidance to junior colleagues as well as developing ideas for research income and new research methodologies.

Applicants will be familiar with existing literature in existential risk and related fields, or will have other equivalent evidence of outstanding research capability. Interdisciplinary research experience may be an advantage, but not essential.

Candidates should apply via the link below, and must submit a CV and supporting statement as part of their application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 29 September 2017.

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