Information for Nick Beckstead

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List of positions (6 positions)

Organization Title Start date End date AI safety relation Subject Employment type Source Notes
80,000 Hours Career impact assessor 2011-11-01 [1]
GiveWell Research Analyst 2014-12-17 2016-09-01 full-time [2], [3]
Centre for Effective Altruism Trustee board member [4]
Open Philanthropy Project Program Officer, Scientific Research 2016-01-11 2018-02-26 full-time [5], [6]
Open Philanthropy Project Program Officer, Global Catastrophic Risks 2018-02-26 full-time [6]
Charity Science Advisory Board member 2016-01-01 advisor [7] The “Advisory Board members” section existed since November 2015 but had no names listed until January 2016.

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Thoughts on my experience working at GiveWell 2013-11-04 Nick Beckstead 80,000 Hours GiveWell Nick Beckstead Job experience Charity evaluator Nick Beckstead describes his experience working at GiveWell for two months for a trial work period. He describes his work as involving literature searches, literature evaluation, and cost-effectiveness models. He describes GiveWell as having a direct feedback culture and less autonomy than academia, though he says that the latter was not a problem for him because he and his manager were in synch. He also notes that GiveWell is strong in terms of personal development and the impact of the work, and he personally also found the job satisfying. Ultimately, Beckstead chose to work at the Future of Humanity Institute instead, but recommends to people interested to try a trial work period at GiveWell.

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