Jobs in the area of Global Catastrophic and Existential Risk
I have been getting some emails asking me about where they can find jobs in the area of Global Risk or Existential Risk so I decided to write a post about it. I will be updating this list often so keep an eye on it:
- Centre for the Study of Existential Risk: It is a Cambridge University Centre dedicated to the study and mitigation of risk that could lead to human extinction or civilisational collapse.
- Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence: their mission is to build a new interdisciplinary community of researchers, with strong links to technologists and the policy world, and a clear practical goal: to work together to ensure that we humans make the best of the opportunities of artificial intelligence as it develops over coming decades. It is located at the University of Cambridge.
- Future of Humanity Institute: It is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford. Academics at FHI bring the tools of mathematics, philosophy and social sciences to bear on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects.
- Future of Life Institute: It is a USA charity and outreach organization working to ensure that tomorrow’s most powerful technologies are beneficial for humanity. They are currently focusing on keeping artificial intelligence beneficial and they are also exploring ways of reducing risks from nuclear weapons and biotechnology.
- Global Catastrophic Risk Institute: It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. It works on the risk of events that could significantly harm or even destroy human civilization on a global scale.
- Global Challenges Foundation: Its mission is to prevent, or at least reduce the likelihood, of a catastrophe that would cause the death of over 10% of humanity, or cause damage on a similar scale.
I would also recommend subscribing to the newsletter of the following organizations since they also share job offers in this field:
- Centre for Effective Altruism: Its mission is to build a community of students and professionals acting on Effective Altruism principles, by creating and sustaining high-quality discussion spaces.
- 80 000 hours: A non-profit funded by philanthropic donations, and where all of their programmes are free. It aims to solve the most pressing skill bottlenecks in the world’s most pressing problems. They do this by providing research and support to help people switch into careers that effectively tackle these problems.