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We seek to fill the following positions:

If none of these positions are the right fit for you but you would still like to express an interest in working with us, please fill out this form.

General enquiries about jobs at CHAI can be sent to chai-info@berkeley.edu.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Start Date: Flexible
Compensation: Negotiated
Apply: Via this form

Postdoctoral research positions are available at Berkeley with CHAI faculty members Stuart Russell, Pieter Abbeel, and Anca Dragan and include potential collaborations with CHAI affiliate faculty at Berkeley, other faculty members in Berkeley AI Research (where CHAI is located), and many other institutions.

Given the broad and open-ended mandate of the Center to develop provably beneficial AI systems, the post holder will have considerable freedom to pursue novel research projects in areas such as reasoning, decision making, learning, multi-agent systems, and philosophical foundations using the tools of probability theory, game theory, control theory, etc. Topics of particular current interest include

  • Theoretical foundations of intelligent agent architecture
  • Expressive formal languages for probability models, including probabilistic programming
  • Decision making over long time scales
  • Cumulative lifelong learning
  • Human-in-the-loop Planning and Reinforcement
  • Measures of intelligence
  • Human-robot interaction
  • The structure of human preferences
  • Foundations for acting on behalf of multiple humans
  • Robust cooperation in heterogeneous multiagent systems

Qualifications: Must have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in a relevant technical discipline (computer science, statistics, mathematics, or theoretical economics) and a record of high-quality published research. A solid understanding of current methods in AI and statistical learning would be an advantage. Candidates need not have done previous work on the AI control problem.

Research Collaborators

Our core research spans computer science, mathematics, control theory, robotics, statistics, formal logic, economics (including game theory), cognitive psychology, or neuroscience. We may also be interested in moral philosophy, sociology, political science, law, and other fields dealing with formal and semiformal theories of human value systems.

If you are interested in collaborating on research that aligns with our mission, please email chai-info@berkeley.edu. Please include information about yourself and your organization, as well as details of how you would like to collaborate, and why CHAI would be a good fit.

If you are currently at UC Berkeley, you are welcome to attend our weekly research seminars. Contact chai-info@berkeley.edu for details.

NOTE: Undergraduates interested in graduate study at Berkeley in this area should apply directly to the appropriate UC Berkeley graduate program. You may mention your interest in CHAI on your application, but we are unable to review or give feedback on your application. We will be happy to discuss research and/or supervision once you have been admitted.

CHAI Internships

The internship application will open in Fall 2021. If you would like to be notified when the internship application reopens, please subscribe to our newsletter.

CHAI interns work on a research project supervised, and typically proposed, by a mentor. Most projects are primarily executed by the intern, while the mentor provides advice and guidance; these are typically published as first-author workshop papers. On occasion, a mentor may propose a more team-based project that they or other interns are also executing on; these are typically published as conference papers. In addition, interns are encouraged to participate in other activities in CHAI, such as our weekly seminars, annual workshop and team socials.

To view some of our former interns’ profiles, click here. Former interns have developed essential skills and knowledge, preparing them for graduate school and industry opportunities. Take a look at what they had to say:

Chris Cundy
Beth Barnes
Dmitrii Krasheninnikov
Stephen Casper
Cynthia Chen
Harry Giles
Michael McDonald

Highlighted papers: