Research Scientist, Policy

San Francisco
Policy & Communications
As a Research Scientist at OpenAI, you'll be responsible for analyzing the AI policy landscape; developing and defining OpenAI's policy positions; representing those policy positions in public and private forums; and engaging with relevant stakeholders and information sources to further your own technical understanding of artificial intelligence.

This role offers candidates the chance to define and shape OpenAI’s policy activities and affords them considerable latitude in how they approach the role. There will also be ample opportunities to collaborate with OpenAI’s other teams, including the AI Safety team, to craft technically-informed policy.

Here's what we're looking for in candidates:

- Demonstrable interest and work in policy areas that involve cutting-edge technologies, preferably relating directly to artificial intelligence.
- A thesis-driven approach to AI policy, and a demonstrable thesis.
- Evidence of having worked in interdisciplinary, high-stakes environments.

OpenAI has a range of policy interests relating to AI which include (but are not limited to): forecasting the rate of progress of AI technologies, analyzing how malicious actors may re-purpose AI, understanding how AI might change the geopolitical landscape, and exploring how AI will alter the makeup of the economies it is deployed into.

We think you'll enjoy this job if you like spending your time:
engaging deeply with complex subjects, coming up with solutions that work in multi-stakeholder scenarios, learning on your feet, and trying to do the right thing even if it has some cost to you versus doing the medium-right thing with no cost to you.
About OpenAI

We’re building safe Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), and ensuring it leads to a good outcome for humans. We believe that unreasonably great results are best delivered by a highly creative group working in concert.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
Unlimited time off (we encourage 4+ weeks per year)
Parental leave
Flexible work hours
Lunch and dinner each day
401(k) plan