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Charity entrepreneur
Charity Entrepreneurship
If you are interested in starting a charity as a high impact career path, Charity Entrepreneurship runs an incubation program every year that helps teach you the skills and gives you the resources to start an effective nonprofit.

You can find out more at www.charityentrepreneurship.com, at Katherine Savoie's talk on Saturday, or by directly reaching out to Katherine over Whova and arranging a meetup.
Link: www.charityentrepreneurship.com
Software Engineer, Robotics Interfaces
OpenAI
OpenAI is looking for software engineers with experience in developing interfaces and abstractions for large software projects that involve real-time control systems to support our research in teaching robots new behaviors using machine learning. Your responsibilities will be centered around designing and building the next-generation robot platform used by the team for our research. Your projects will include designing, implementing and deploying infrastructure services and interfaces (mostly in Python), real-time controllers (mostly in C++), diagnostics and calibration tooling, and custom firmware.

We look for a track record of the following

-Experience designing, implementing, and shipping production code (not necessarily related to robotics)
-Willingness to debug problems across the stack, such as networking issues, kernel configuration, latency spikes, or memory leaks
-Experience developing and/or deploying real-time control systems for robot systems

You might be a good fit if you

-Know your way around a Unix shell
-Are self-directed and enjoy designing great interfaces and abstractions
-Own problems end-to-end, and are willing to pick up whatever knowledge you're missing to get the job done
-Are detail oriented, and like to get the system working but know when to cut corners versus getting it exactly right

In this role, you will work on a team with other software engineers and machine learning researchers to identify, plan, and implement features that accelerate the team's common goals.
Link: https://jobs.lever.co/openai/a63b78b7-c3a3-401e-bca8-ceab3f2c20b6
Senior Software Engineer, Supercomputing
OpenAI
Join us in building some of the largest AI supercomputing clusters in the world! You will manage and scale the company's supercomputers (powered by Kubernetes), build our research platform, and work on cross-functional projects to accelerate progress at the cutting-edge of AI research. This work involves a wide range of tasks, from writing high performance Imagenet models, to tracking down ARP table overflows in a fleet with thousands of servers. See our recent blog post (https://blog.openai.com/scaling-kubernetes-to-2500-nodes/) to get a sense of what kind of challenges we solve in our day-to-day work.

We look for a track record of the following

-Experience, designing, implementing, and running production services
-Comfort managing and monitoring large-scale infrastructure deployments
-Willingness to debug problems across the stack, such as networking issues, performance problems, or memory leaks

You might be a good fit if you

-Know your way around a Unix shell
-Are self-directed and enjoy figuring out the most important problem to work on
-Own problems end-to-end, and are willing to pick up whatever knowledge you're missing to get the job done

In this role, you will work closely with and directly accelerate researchers, but don't need to become a machine learning expert yourself. We value people who can quickly obtain deep technical understanding of new domains, and enjoy being self-directed and identifying the most important problems to solve. Experience with high-performance computing, or open-source contributions are a bonus.
Link: https://jobs.lever.co/openai/55babd9c-584c-4646-b010-32afd3ccd527
Strategic Finance Lead
OpenAI
OpenAI’s Finance team is responsible for ensuring the organization is set up for long-term success in pursuit of its mission. As a Strategic Finance Lead, you will directly contribute to this initiative by owning all aspects of our financial models, analyzing and recommending strategic investments, and providing senior management and the Board with actionable insight into the state of our operations. This role will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

Your responsibilities include

-Building and maintaining OpenAI’s operating model and budget
-Preparing materials for our Board of Directors
-Analyzing, recommending, and overseeing large strategic projects and investments
-Supporting fundraising processes and managing relationships with investors
-Leading negotiations with key vendors and partners
-Assisting in financial diligence for potential acquisition targets, as needed
-Interfacing with technical team leads to understand and implement strategic priorities
-Working with OpenAI’s Controllership to analyze deviations in budgeted versus actual results

Helpful experience

-BS/BA in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or similar from a top university
-2+ years of experience in investment banking or consulting
-Exceptionally strong analytical, financial modeling, and presentation skills
-Outstanding written and communication skills
-Strong working knowledge of US GAAP
Link: https://jobs.lever.co/openai/06418f5d-33b6-415f-96cd-b015467f5807
Scholars Program - Spring 2020
OpenAI
We are now accepting applications for our third class of OpenAI Scholars. In this program, we provide 8 stipends and mentorship to individuals from underrepresented groups to study deep learning full-time for 4 months. All Scholars will design their own curriculum and open-source a project, and document their experience via an ongoing blog in hopes of inspiring others to join the field too. Applications close 11/15/2019

What we provide

-$8.5K stipend for 4 months from February 3rd, 2020 through June 5th, 2020
-$25,000 worth of Azure credits from Microsoft
-If you’re in the Bay Area, we’ll optionally provide a desk for you at the OpenAI office (which our past Scholars have found very valuable)
-A mentor, who will work with you 1:1 via video call each week, answer your questions via chat/email, and work with you to design and execute a good project to stretch your skill
-Access to a group Slack with the scholars and mentors

You are eligible to apply if

-You are a member of an underrepresented group in science and engineering
-You have 2+ years experience in software engineering
-You have US work authorization and are located in US time zones for the duration of the program
-You are comfortable programming in Python
Link: https://jobs.lever.co/openai/d30e1f04-b548-4503-ba8b-9853cb49bdc7
Research Engineer
OpenAI
The Research Engineer role is responsible for building AI systems that can perform previously impossible tasks or achieve unprecedented levels of performance. This requires good engineering (for example: designing, implementing, and improving a massive-scale distributed machine learning system), writing bug-free machine learning code (surprisingly difficult!), and building the science behind the algorithms employed. In all the projects this role pursues, the ultimate goal is to push the field forward.

The most outstanding deep learning results are increasingly attained at massive scale, and these results require engineers who are comfortable working in a large distributed systems. We expect engineering to play a key role in most major advances in AI of the future.


We expect you to have

-2+ years of ML work experience
-Strong programming skills
-Strong interest in AI safety
-Enthusiasm about scaling up experiments
Link: https://jobs.lever.co/openai/a0d3b158-14a0-48db-b38c-1c94bb18f69b
Research Scientist
OpenAI
As a Research Scientist at OpenAI, you'll be tasked with developing machine learning techniques and applying them at scale to our projects.

Requirements:
* Track record of coming up with new ideas in machine learning, as demonstrated by one or more first author publications or projects
* Past experience in creating high-performance implementations of deep learning algorithms (optional)

You should be motivated by a desire to solve the most important problems and obtain unprecedented results, rather than producing yet another paper. You should be eager to push your methods to their maximal performance, rather than being satisfied with toy tasks and proofs of principle.
Link: https://jobs.lever.co/openai/588c1d80-4632-4d5c-a535-9f2c8c80c501
Postdoc specializing in AI safety and control
Center for Human-Compatible AI
Start date: Flexible
Compensation: Negotiated
Apply: Via this form

If you are a graduating PhD student, taking a postdoc at CHAI before moving into industry or a faculty position can help you to develop an expertise in the field of AI safety and control, positioning you to become at leader in this developing field.

Successful candidates will work with the CHAI Director, Stuart Russell, or with one of the Berkeley co-Principal Investigators, Pieter Abbeel, Anca Dragan, and Tom Griffiths.
There will also be opportunities to collaborate with CHAI investigators at Cornell (Bart Selman, Joe Halpern) and Michigan (Michael Wellman, Satinder Singh), as well as with groups at Cambridge, Oxford, and Imperial College through the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.

Developing provably beneficial AI systems will require a significant reorientation of the general thrust of AI research, which up to now has been largely concerned with designing systems that optimize exogenously specified objectives. Given the broad and open-ended mandate of the Center, the post holder will have considerable freedom to pursue novel research projects within CHAI’s areas of interest, either individually or working with PhD students and undergraduate researchers.

Early examples of CHAI’s work include a recent paper on cooperative inverse reinforcement learning (to appear in NIPS 16). Related work includes some results from FHI’s collaboration with Google DeepMind and the descriptions of research problems by Google Brain and by the Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Candidates need not have done previous work on the AI control problem but must have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in a relevant technical discipline (computer science, statistics, mathematics, or theoretical economics) and a record of high-quality published research. A solid understanding of current methods in AI and statistical learning would be an advantage.
Link: humancompatible.ai/jobs#postdoc
Intern specializing in AI safety and control
Center for Human-Compatible AI
Our internships require a strong background in mathematics and computer science. Existing research experience in machine learning is strongly advantageous but not required. Although primarily aimed at undergraduates, we are also interested in people who can demonstrate technical excellence and wish to transition to provably beneficial AI research. Examples include professional ML engineers, or PhD students/researchers in an adjacent numerical field. Experienced researchers or PhD students in a directly related field should enquire about collaborating. 

General Information

Deadline: Application will close on December 15th.

Start Date: Flexible but typically starts in May or June 2020.

Duration: Internships are typically 8 to 12 weeks long.

Compensation: $3,000/month stipend to cover living and travel expenses will be offered to those who are eligible (e.g. students). Others will be referred to BERI (CHAI's partner organization) to apply for funding.

International Applicants: We accept international applicants. 

Requirements:

Resume

Academic Transcript

Optional:

Research Proposal

For more information regarding the research proposal - see "Research Proposal Advice" below.

Note: proposals are useful for us to evaluate candidates who have a sense of the type of research they would like to do. However, we don't expect proposals from most of our candidates since candidates typically do not have experience with writing proposals. 
Link: https://boards.greenhouse.io/centerforhumancompatibleartificialintelligence/jobs/4358062002
Head of Operations
The Good Food Institute Europe
Industrial animal agriculture is at the root of many of the most pressing global issues of our time, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually.

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is at the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to replace the products of industrial animal agriculture with plant-based and cultivated alternatives. Please read this and check out our U.S. affiliate’s website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

We are just getting started in Europe and are looking for a Head of Operations to help build, from scratch, an effective and impactful organisation.

How You Will Make a Difference
Your role will have high responsibility and high impact. Reporting directly to the Managing Director of GFI Europe, you will be in charge of setting up and running the entire day-to-day operations of GFI in Europe, starting with our bases in the UK and Belgium. Your performance in this role has the potential to make a significant impact on how quickly Europe and the world moves to a more ethical and sustainable food system.

Alongside the Head of Operations, we are also recruiting for a Head of Philanthropy and Development. Together with the Managing Director, you will form the nucleus of our new organisation and help to drive concrete change in the European and global food system. We will start off as a small team, and plan to grow in future.

Please checkout the link below for more details about this role.
Link: https://www.gfi.org/affiliatejobs/gfieurope/headofoperations
Head of Philanthropy and Development
The Good Food Institute Europe
Industrial animal agriculture is at the root of many of the most pressing global issues of our time, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic resistance and the exploitation of billions of animals annually.

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is at the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to replace the products of industrial animal agriculture with plant-based and cultivated alternatives. Please read this and check out our U.S. affiliate’s website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

We are just getting started in Europe and are looking for a Head of Philanthropy and Development to lead the design and execution of a fundraising strategy to enable us to do our vital work.

How You Will Make a Difference
Your role will have high responsibility and high impact. Reporting directly to the Managing Director of GFI Europe, you will be in charge of fundraising to allow us to do our vital work. Your performance in this role has the potential to make a significant impact on how quickly Europe and the world moves to a more ethical and sustainable food system.

Alongside the Head of Philanthropy and Development, we are also recruiting for a Head of Operations. Together with the Managing Director, you will form the nucleus of our new organisation and help to drive concrete change in the European and global food system. We will start off as a small team, and plan to grow in future.

Please follow the link below for more details on this role.
Link: https://www.gfi.org/affiliatejobs/gfieurope/headofphilanthropyanddevelopment
Research Assistant to Nick Bostrom
Future of Humanity Institute
Applications are invited for a Research Assistant for Professor Nick Bostrom, Director of FHI. We are looking for a general-purpose research assistant willing to conduct research on diverse topics meaningful to the work of the Director. We are able to sponsor a visa for applicants who do not have the right to work in the UK.

The role holder will undertake comprehensive literature reviews and produce appropriate output for contribution to: research publications, presentations at conferences or public meetings, and book chapters. You will coordinate with relevant stakeholders in research groups, partner institutions/organisations, to manage timelines of various research projects and disseminate the research by presenting at conferences or public meetings.

Applications are to be submitted no later than 12.00 noon on 28 October 2019 here: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=10&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=142246

The ideal candidate will have outstanding intellectual capacity, and a bachelors and/or masters degree with a demonstrable research potential in an FHI relevant research area. Excellent communication skills, including writing skills, are also crucial. You will have time to conduct and manage your research, in line with FHI’s research interests, when the volume of work permits.


Link: https://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/research-assistant-to-director-fhi/
Website and Media Outreach Manager
Future of Humanity Institute
Applications are invited for a Website and Media Outreach manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining FHI’s website, social media outreach, and providing design support.

The duties of this post are expected to evolve and change in response to the rapid advance of software technology and the demands of the user population. The postholder will require knowledge and technical competence for website management (including managing websites hosted on WordPress and AWS). Understanding of the hardware and server operating systems will be advantageous.

The postholder should have web design experience and the ability to work closely and collaborate with various teams for social media outreach, and design support for reports, papers, and presentations. The post holder will be expected to liaise with Head of Operations and Project Managers within FHI, and with staff and students at all levels of seniority within the University.

Applications for this post are to be made online here: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=10&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=142245

Applications are to be submitted no later than 12.00 noon on 25 October 2019.
Link: https://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/website-manager-fhi/
Video Editor
Robert Miles AI
Editing AI Safety YouTube videos. Get in touch if you think you might be interested!
Link: robertskmiles.com
Fundraising Operations Associate
Founders Pledge
We are looking for an enthusiastic and diligent Fundraising Operations Executive to provide key administrative support to our global Fundraising team and help us reach our funding goals. Founders Pledge operates a 100% model, which means that there are zero fees or costs involved in membership, and 100% of every donation ends up with the member’s chosen charities.

Our operations are fully funded by a separate group of founders, philanthropists and institutions and your hard work here will allow us to secure the funding we need in order to continue towards our ambitious goals of raising $10bn in pledges by the end of 2022.

You will be regularly making sure that our databases are kept up to date and that the information our fundraising and exec teams need is ready to use. This will involve working with our finance department on monthly reconciliations of our fundraising totals, developing regular reports and maintaining dashboards to provide insight to the team.

You will also play a key role in our prospecting of new and potential donors who can support us financially in our mission to support the philanthropy of our members. This will involve qualifying these prospects through your own research and working out ways in which we can connect with them. You will then write the meeting briefs for externally facing team members, promptly following up after meetings with relevant and required information, documents and thank you notes.
Link: https://jobs.lever.co/thefounderspledge/81d42243-451e-4f4d-9576-560a8433c24d
People Ops Associate
Founders Pledge
Are you excited by the opportunity to help build effective and collaborative teams? Do you feel satisfaction in a neat and tidy work space where great work gets done? And are you keen to help make a difference to philanthropy and the funding of solutions that can truly change the world? Then this could be the job for you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and diligent People Ops Associate to join our London team and help keep our office and our teams running like a well-oiled machine. You will play a pivotal role in providing support across the office - including keeping things neat and tidy, being the first person visitors and new employees will meet, making sure our teams have the tech they need - as well as bringing your enthusiasm for building and maintaining great People processes to make sure our global (and growing) team can be super effective.

Reporting to our Head of People, you will be working across the business with all members of the team.
Link: https://jobs.lever.co/thefounderspledge/996620a8-d35c-4de4-8873-0335ac0f3751
Communications Writer
Founders Pledge
We are looking for a talented and intelligent writer who can take our detailed, academic research reports and translate them into engaging copy, suitable for a wide range of audiences, including time-pressed entrepreneurs and generalist media.

Your work will allow us to better present and explain our research and recommendations to our members, and ultimately help guide them toward more informed and strategic philanthropy. The ability to understand complex information and present data, reasoning and recommendations in a clear and concise way is key, as is the ability to tell a compelling story. Your ability to understand the delicate and sensitive nature of the work we are doing - in making recommendations for certain charities and cause areas over others - and being able to use your high levels of emotional intelligence to craft sympathetically-worded copywriting will help you thrive in this role.

Additional writing projects will include research-based copy for media, regular blog posts on a range of topics, (including our approach to philanthropy, responses to relevant news agenda), and contributions to pivotal speeches and presentations.
Link: https://jobs.lever.co/thefounderspledge/0ba0b70d-cc81-476c-a2f2-869c001fa8e9
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