GovAI was founded to help humanity navigate the transition to a world with advanced AI. We have a range of opportunities for individuals interested in using their careers to shape the trajectory of AI development in a positive direction:
We accept applications from anywhere in the world. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, and we encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from women, gender minorities, people of colour, and people from regions outside Western Europe and North America, who are excited about contributing to our mission. We are an equal opportunity employer.
To register an interest in an upcoming role, or to register a general expression of interest, please use this form to submit your details.
Research Scholar | General Track
Research Scholar (General Track) is a one-year visiting position, intended to support the career development of researchers who hope to positively influence the long-run impact of artificial intelligence.
As a Research Scholar, you will deepen your understanding of AI governance, connect and collaborate with a network of experts, and produce work within an institutional home that offers both research freedom and research support.
Applications for Research Scholar General Track are now closed.
Research Scholar (Policy Track) is a one-year visiting position for policy-focused researchers and policymakers who hope to positively influence the long-run impact of artificial intelligence.
As a Research Scholar, you will conduct research into what decision makers across government and industry should do today to prepare for a world of transformative AI and engage in related advising and public communication. You will deepen your understanding of AI governance and connect and collaborate with a network of experts, within an institutional home that offers both research freedom and research support.
Applications for Research Scholar Policy Track are now closed.
Summer and Winter Fellowships provide an opportunity for early-career individuals to spend three months working on an AI governance research project, learning about the field, and making connections with other researchers and practitioners. We are looking for candidates who are strongly considering using their careers to study or shape the long-term implications of AI.
The applications for the 2023 Winter Fellowship are now closed.
As Survey Analyst, you will support running GovAI's surveys of the public and key expert populations (such as AI researchers, policymakers, and economists). You will also help analyse the data for upcoming and ongoing projects and contribute to the design of surveys. The position is initially limited to three months as a contractor. We will process applications on a rolling basis.
We will award prizes to promising pieces of research with relevance to AI governance. Eligible submissions include undergraduate and master’s theses, journal articles, and essays.
There are two prize categories, for research produced by undergraduate and graduate students respectively. Winners of the Undergraduate Essay Prize will receive £5,000 while winners of the Graduate Essay Prize will receive £15,000. We also might award commendation prizes of £1,000 and £3,000 respectively.
All essay prize winners will be eligible for mentoring. Their winning submissions will also be displayed on the GovAI website.
Submissions for the 2022 Student Essay Prize are now closed.
We are looking to hire one or more Research Fellows. We are interested in candidates from a range of disciplines, who have a demonstrated ability to produce excellent research and care deeply about the long-run impacts of AI. The role would offer significant research freedom, access to a broad network of experts, and opportunities for collaboration.
Applications are now closed and will recur approximately annually. We are still able to accept expressions of interest from exceptional candidates year-round. Please use the form link below if you wish to register your interest in this position.