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Research Project Manager

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Apart Research is looking for a Research Project Manager (part-time/full-time, remote, global) for Apart Lab, its remote-first AI safety research fellowship. Deadline for applications: Thursday, April 4th, 2024, EOD AOE.

We value talent and potential, regardless of background and location. We are also open to a wide range of experience levels. Come join us!

About Apart Research and Apart Lab

Apart Research’s mission is to ensure that the changes brought about by artificial intelligence happen safely and to the benefit of everyone.

Apart Lab is our remote-first AI safety research fellowship for training a global community of researchers and producing foundational research to mitigate risks and reap benefits from advanced AI.

Role Overview

You will manage and mentor globally distributed AI safety research teams.

  • Lead weekly team check-ins and keep our teams on track
  • Help our teams prioritize and provide feedback on ideas/drafts
  • Co-author impactful, peer-reviewed AI safety publications

Other things you might do: assist with literature reviews, grant writing, data analysis & visualization, community engagement; initiate cross-team collaboration; establish new methodologies and processes within Apart Lab.

You are a great fit for this if

  • you love the idea of working with several AI safety research teams on a broad range of AI safety research topics
  • you enjoy talking to smart, highly motivated researchers and help them figure out their next steps
  • you are excited about AI safety and Apart Research's approach
  • you have published in peer-reviewed venues
  • you like writing and have a knack for clear documentation
  • you have solid general coding skills
  • you are proactive, reliable, and productive in remote-first environments
  • you are able to regularly meet with a subset of our researchers located in time-zones between UTC-8 and UTC+2

Valued Extras

  • Quick to dive into new topics with a strong will to learn continuously
  • Experience with academic ML research to effectively support upcoming researchers
  • Solid understanding of one of our focus areas: model evaluation, interpretability, cyber-security, multi-agent security
  • AI research engineering experience / experience with specific ML frameworks

If the above resonates, we’re excited to hear from you!

Please get in contact via this short application form.

One more thing: If you come from an underrepresented background in AI safety research and have felt like you might fit in with more traditional organizations, please reach out to us. We’re convinced that AI safety has to become a global and highly diversified effort and are building our org around that conviction.

FAQ

Why work with us?

If you work with us, you will be able to

  • develop your research taste by co-authoring a broad portfolio of AI safety research projects
  • collaborate with amazing AI safety researchers and research organizations across the globe, independent of your location
  • have a say in shaping the future of Apart Research

What is the time commitment?

We are open to a range of options, from 16 hours per week to full-time. You will have considerable discretion over when you do your work, but we expect you to adapt to the needs of our research teams. This will likely mean some non-standard hours due to the globally distributed nature of our research collaborations.

What experience levels are you considering?

We are open to all experience level, as long as the requirements above are satisfied. In case of doubt, please apply!

When should I apply?

Please apply as soon as possible. The deadline is Thursday, April 4th, 2024, EOD AOE.

What does the process look like?

After initial screening of your application, we will schedule a brief first interview to understand your motivation for the role. Next, we ask you for a short (<60min) work test. Finally, we invite you to a longer interview with several team members.

What is the compensation?

We will adapt compensation to your experience level. As an early-stage non-profit, we expect to start with $25-$40 per hour but aim to move to higher rates as fast as possible.

What if I have other questions?

Please reach out to hello@apartresearch.com. We are happy to hear from you!