By joining Charity Entrepreneurship as a Research Analyst (RA), you will contribute to the number and type of charities we recommend and launch through identifying, analyzing, and comparing charity opportunities.
The CE approach is designed to minimize the distance between research and impact – all research we conduct is rapidly implemented through our annual Incubation Program. This means your work will have a clear and lasting impact. It has been estimated that each new effective charity is as valuable as donations of $200,000-$400,000 to existing top charities, per year.
Previous CE research has led to the founding of three global health & development charities, four global health policy organizations, five animal advocacy charities, two mental health charities, one family planning nonprofit, and two Effective Altruism meta organizations. These include Fortify Health, Charity Science Health (both awarded GiveWell Incubation Grants), and Animal Advocacy Careers (supported by Open Philanthropy, EA Animal Welfare Fund, and ACE). GiveWell reports that their estimate “currently assigns an overall likelihood of 25% to Fortify Health becoming a top charity.”
Since launching, these charities have already:
CE’s research rotates through cause areas. This RA role will involve research both into cause areas where CE has already created effective charities, in particular global health & development, and more speculative cause areas that could potentially include topics such as: biosecurity, governance reform, and meta-science.
The RA will have various cross-cutting responsibilities and will be expected to gain many new skills on the job. If you are interested in the position but do not have skills in some of the listed areas, please apply nonetheless: we will cater our training to your individual needs and are happy to facilitate the growth of a researcher who has strong potential.
This job will involve (rapid learning and) application of direct technical skills, e.g., conducting literature reviews and meta-analyses, and creatively applying empirical data, e.g., using historical surveys to derive expected value.
Day-to-day conversations will include talking about crucial considerations, application of self-improvement techniques, and how to deal with epistemic uncertainty.
This job will provide strong learning value for people looking to enter a long-term career in the EA movement, research, or charity entrepreneurship.
CE is a welcoming and diverse working environment. We believe friendliness and kindness are key workplace values. We offer a lot of team socials, both in-person (in London) and online, and always support one another. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
CE has a start-up culture. This means creativity, casual attire, hard work, flexibility, and task diversity. You will be expected to have a strong work ethic, but we offer a flexible working schedule. 10% of your time can be devoted to personal development and learning, including fairly extensive internal and external training.
Many excellent candidates will meet many (but not all) of the criteria below. We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the listed characteristics. In the past, we have offered positions to applicants that did not meet all the criteria and trained them up in the needed skills.
What we are looking for:
Bonus points for:
The application process will involve 5 stages: submitting application form, test task, short interview, second test task, final interview, and sometimes a reference check. We hope to have the application process completed till the beginning of December and for applicants to start soon – ideally before the end of January.
Commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities
We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from women and people of color who are excited about contributing to our mission. Charity Entrepreneurship is an equal opportunity employer. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, or have any other related questions about applying, please contact email@example.com