Applications are invited for a full-time Research Project Manager with the Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) at the University of Oxford. The post is fixed-term for 18 months from the date of appointment.

Reporting to the Assistant Director at the Future of Humanity Institute, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating, monitoring and developing the activities of the institute. The postholder will be based at FHI, Littlegate House, St Ebbe’s Street, OX1 1PT.

The postholder’s main responsibilities will include: coordinating, monitoring and helping to develop the activities of the FHI’ s research programmes and actively seeking funding for the activities of the Institute; organising meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences and working in collaboration with Professor Nick Bostrom and other researchers; acting as an ambassador for the Institute’s research, both within Oxford and externally and give regular advice to foundations, philanthropists and policymakers interested in reducing existential risk as well as producing reports for government, industry and other relevant organisations.

Applicants will be familiar with existing research and literature in the field and have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication. He or she will have experience of independently managing a research project and of contributing to large policy-relevant reports. Previous professional experience working for non-profit organisations, and a network in the relevant fields associated with existential risk may be an advantage, but are not essential.

Candidates should apply via this link, and must submit a CV and supporting statement as part of their application. The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Thursday 2 February 2017. Please contact with questions about the role, and with questions about the application process.


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