Apply to a researcher role at Sentience Institute. This form requires a Google account for uploads, so if you do not have a Google account you may send your responses and materials to
Please upload your CV.
Why are you interested in working with Sentience Institute?
Please upload a research sample.
We prefer samples no longer than 10 pages, as we would like to read them end to end.
If you have another research sample you'd like us to see, please upload it here.
When is the earliest you can start?
Please explain how your previous experience will help you perform this role.
Please provide 1-3 sentences for each of the following three questions.
What is a belief, view, or position you hold weakly? Why do you only hold it weakly?
By "weakly," we mean you are particularly uncertain about whether it is correct. For example, I "strongly" believe that it will be cold tomorrow, because of the past week's weather and typical weather this time of year, but, having not looked at forecasts, I only "weakly" believe it won't snow. Please provide an answer that is relevant to effective altruism or animal advocacy if possible.
What is a belief, view, or position you hold strongly? What would change your mind?
Please provide an answer that is relevant to effective altruism or animal advocacy if possible.
Tell us about something you’ve changed your mind about or developed a new position on in the last year. How did you come to this change of mind or new position?
Please provide 1-2 references. (References are not contacted until after candidate interviews.)
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
How did you hear about this position?
Sentience Institute social media
Sentience Institute newsletter
Effective Altruism newsletter
Are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.? (This is not required as we may be able to make arrangements for overseas employees or contractors, we just need to know in advance.)
Are you legally authorized to work in the U.K.?
I acknowledge that employment for this position is subject to termination by the employee or Sentience Institute at will, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time.
Certification of Truthfulness
I certify that the information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that to falsify information is grounds for refusing to hire me, or for discharge should I be hired.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement
Sentience Institute is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We value diversity in our team’s perspectives and backgrounds, and inclusion in our team culture. All of our employment decisions, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, and terminations, are based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, mental or physical handicap, income, or any status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Sentience Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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