Work with us

The Happier Lives Institute conducts research into the most cost-effective, evidence-based ways to increase happiness. We then share what we’ve found with donors and decision-makers so they can take action. 

Open positions

Applications have now closed for the following three positions:

However, if you’re excited about working with us in the future we’d still love to talk to you. Please get in touch if you’re interested in contributing to our work.

If you’d like to get a better feel for what it’s like working at HLI, we think you’ll enjoy these blog posts on life as a researcher and an operations manager by members of our team.

Summer Research Fellowship

Applications for our 2022 Summer Research Fellowship have now closed.

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General career advice

If you want to have a high-impact career focussed on global wellbeing, here are some career paths we think are particularly promising.

  • Global priorities research using subjective wellbeing
    Identify the most cost-effective interventions and policies.
  • Entrepreneurship in mental health technology
    Develop digital mental health interventions like Mind Ease and UpLift.
  • Policy and advocacy
    ​Persuade funders and policymakers to use subjective wellbeing measures.

Additional resources

80,000 Hours has a wealth of resources to help you find a fulfilling and high-impact career.

This includes:

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