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Positions count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions; similarly, the list of staff may include the same person multiple times if they held more than one position during a single year. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower (or higher, if some staff held multiple positions in a single year).

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
25 25 0 Adrian Weller, Alison Gopnik, Beth Barnes, Dana Scott, David Chalmers, Elon Musk, Haydn Belfield, Huw Price, Jaan Tallinn, Margaret Boden, Martin Rees, Martina Kunz, Max Tegmark, Murray Shanahan, Nick Bostrom, Ryan Carey, Sean Holden, Seth Baum, Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh, Shahar Avin, Simon Beard, Stephen Hawking, Stuart Russell, Tim Crane, Yang Liu

List of people (25 positions)

Person Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh Executive Director position [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7]
Shahar Avin Research Associate position [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [8], [9], [7]
Haydn Belfield Academic Project Manager position [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [10], [9], [7], [11] April 2020: Long-Term Future Fund Grant Recipient
Huw Price Co-Founder and Academic Director position [4], [5]
Martin Rees Co-Founder position [4], [5]
Jaan Tallinn Co-Founder position [4], [5]
Yang Liu Research Associate position [4], [5], [12]
Beth Barnes Research Affiliate position [4], [5], [13]
Seth Baum Research Affiliate position [4], [5], [14]
Martina Kunz Research Affiliate position [4], [5], [15]
Ryan Carey Research Affiliate position [4], [5], [16]
Margaret Boden Advisor position [4], [5]
Nick Bostrom Advisor position [4], [5]
David Chalmers Advisor position [4], [5]
Alison Gopnik Advisor position [4], [5]
Elon Musk Advisor position [4], [5]
Stuart Russell Advisor position [4], [5]
Dana Scott Advisor position [4], [5]
Murray Shanahan Advisor position [4], [5]
Max Tegmark Advisor position [4], [5]
Tim Crane Advisor position [4], [5]
Stephen Hawking Advisor position [4], [5]
Sean Holden Advisor position [4], [5]
Adrian Weller Advisor position [4], [5]
Simon Beard [1], [2], [3], [7]

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Organization documents (1 document)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Document scope Cause area Notes
After one year of applying for EA jobs: It is really, really hard to get hired by an EA organisation 2019-02-25 EA applicant Effective Altruism Forum Open Philanthropy, Centre for Effective Altruism, Future of Humanity Institute, Effective Giving UK, Rethink Charity, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Global Priorities Institute, Ought, Veddis, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative A pseudonymous effective altruist gives their experience applying to various effective altruist (and related) organizations.

Documents (0 documents)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Affected agendas Notes

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