Research Scholar - Future of Humanity Institute
University of Oxford, Faculty of Philosophy: Future of Humanity Institute
United Kingdom

Research Scholar - Future of Humanity Institute

Faculty of Philosophy: Future of Humanity Institute, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, Oxford

Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

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


Reporting to the Research Scholars Programme Director (“Director”), the postholder is a member of the Research Scholars Programme with the responsibility of pursuing and producing research and adjacent projects, collaborating with other Research Scholars and Senior Research Scholars (“Participants”) in the programme, and helping to shape the research field, programme, and community. The research scholars will be expected to contribute to the development of ideas within existential risk and artificial intelligence strategy and help with project planning.


The Research Scholar will contribute to the development of new research methodologies and research questions within the specific context of existential risk and artificial intelligence strategy and conduct research to solve problems within these fields; managing own research and administrative activities, within guidelines provided by Director and Research Scholars Project Manager and contribute to research publications, book chapters and reviews and to the research environment of FHI.


The postholder is required to hold a first degree in a relevant technical subject (eg mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, economics, analytic philosophy). Candidates will also have outstanding intellectual capability, the ability to assimilate complex information, along with excellent communication skills, and the ability to manage own research and administrative activities.


Applications must be made online.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 20 February 2019. It is anticipated that longlisted applicants will be notified on Friday 22 February 2019. They will be asked to complete a short piece of analysis (2 - 4 hours) and we will also take up references. It is anticipated that applicants will have a short-turn around for submitting their analysis. We anticipate that shortlisted candidates will be notified in early March 2019, and interviews will be held in March 2019.


The timeline for the selection process will be updated on the job section of the FHI’s website ( Candidates are strongly advised to check the deadline dates for this selection process.


Contact Person : Recruitment Administrator

Vacancy ID : 138985

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Closing Date : 20-Feb-2019

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