We always want to hear from world-class researchers at any level of seniority (PhDs, post-docs, and professors) and high-caliber operations and communications staff.  If this might be you, please get in touch even if there is no opening below that seems to fit.

Current vacancies

Research Fellow in AI Macrostrategy

Deadline: 11 August 2017, 12.00

The Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford is seeking a Research Fellow on AI Macrostrategy. The Research Fellow will be evaluating strategies that could reduce existential risk, particularly with respect to the long-term outcomes of technologies such as artificial intelligence. Applicants will be familiar with existing literature in existential risk and related fields or will have other equivalent evidence of outstanding research capability.

Senior Research Fellow in AI Macrostrategy

Deadline: 11 August 2017, 12.00

The Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford is seeking a Senior Research Fellow on AI Macrostrategy, to identify crucial considerations for improving humanity’s long-run potential. Main responsibilities will include guidance on our existential risk research agenda and AI strategy, individual research projects, collaboration with partner institutions and shaping and advancing FHI’s research strategy.

Internships in AI Safety and Reinforcement Learning

Applications ongoing

The Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford seeks interns to contribute to our work in the area of technical AI safety. Examples of this type of work include Cooperative Inverse Reinforcement Learning, Learning the Preferences of Ignorant, Inconsistent Agents, Learning the Preferences of Bounded Agents, and Safely Interruptible Agents. The internship will give the opportunity to work on a specific project. You will also get the opportunity to live in Oxford – one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the UK.

Visiting FHI

FHI regularly welcomes senior visitors from a variety of different research disciplines. Visits can include seminars, meeting with researchers and/or research collaborations. Please contact us if you are interested in visiting.

DPhil Oportunities

Many of the researchers at FHI welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other Oxford University departments in co-supervising DPhil students who are working on important research in line with FHI’s mission. Please send us your CV and a short outline of your research proposal if you are interested pursuing a DPhil with FHI co-supervision. You will need to be admitted into an Oxford DPhil programme in order to be co-supervised by an FHI researchers.

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Get in touch

If you are interested in working for FHI, please send your CV to fhijobs@philosophy.ox.ac.uk. For internship or volunteering opportunities, please also send a short statement of interest.

Equality and Diversity

The University of Oxford is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected. Find out more about diversity and equality at Oxford University here.