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Salary: Researcher: £24,000-£33,000. Senior researcher: £29,000-£42,000.
(Dependent on experience and location, with some flexibility above these ranges for an exceptional candidate.)
Location: Oxford, UK (when COVID-19 circumstances allow); remote work may be possible for the right candidate
Applications due: 23rd May
Start-date: As soon as possible from 28th June
Note: HLI is currently a remote team working in timezones between UTC-7 and UTC+1. We are not currently able to sponsor visas, but may be able to later this year or next year.
There are many problems in the world: alleviating poverty, extending lives, enhancing education, and improving mental health, to name a few. If we want to help others much as possible, what should we do?
At the Happier Lives Institute (HLI), our vision is a world where everyone lives their happiest life. Because we don’t know the best way to get to that world, our mission is to conduct and promote clear, useful, and rigorous research into how best to measure and increase global well-being. More specifically, we focus on using self-reports of happiness and life satisfaction to assess what does the most good. We then communicate our findings to decision-makers, both institutions and individuals. We hope and expect the result of our work will be a substantial, wide-ranging, and long-lasting improvement in global well-being.
In this position, you’ll be at the heart of this work, helping HLI’s goal of a happier world come to fruition.
The Happier Lives Institute was founded in 2019. Since then, we have:
To hear more about HLI, read our recent update and new research agenda.
How will your work have an impact?
We are looking to expand our research team by hiring a Researcher or Senior Researcher. The application process is the same for both positions. For both roles, your focus will be on our applied work. Your work will include:
As a Senior Researcher you may have the following additional responsibilities:
For both roles, you will report to Michael Plant, HLI’s Director.
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We’re not expecting you to have everything on this list! Plus, we want you to learn new things, like these. If you are on the fence, please err on the side of applying.
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