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WORK WITH US

RESEARCH VOLUNTEER

Expected hours: 5-10 hours per week
Location: Remote (preference for compatible timezone with either UK or AUS)
Payment bracket: N/A Voluntary  
Application deadline: Deadline extended until Friday 16th September
Start date: Mid-End September 2022


ABOUT ANIMAL ASK

Animal Ask supports organisations with in-depth, cross-comparative research to support decision making towards the most promising opportunities for animals.

HOW YOU WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We have already worked with a variety of animal advocacy organisations, the results of which could see our optimal recommended asks changing the lives of millions of animals. Your work would contribute to our upcoming partnerships and intervention research on a wider variety of potential topics.

Given the impressive level of effort and resources animal advocacy organisations currently put behind each ask, we think that supporting our community in prioritising the best asks is key and you would play a role in supporting this mission.

ABOUT THE ROLE
You will work alongside the co-founding team, research analyst and research scientist.

You will work with our research team in their analysis of various corporate or government animal welfare policies. 

 

Responsibilities could include:

 

  • Generating ask ideas

  • Rapid literature reviews

  • Assessing strength of evidence for a given ask

  • Cost-effectiveness estimates including modelling economic flow through effects of asks

  • Conducting interviews with experts and stakeholders

 

This opportunity will involve rapid learning and application of knowledge, including technical skills (e.g. conducting literature reviews and creating cost-effectiveness analysis) and domain specific knowledge. This role will provide strong learning value for people looking to enter a long-term career in the EA or animal advocacy movement in a research position.

ESSENTIAL

  • Ability to quickly learn new skills

  • Ability to critically assess scientific literature 

  • Attention to detail

  • Good written communication skills and a high degree of reasoning transparency

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Highly impact-driven

  • Strong work ethic

BONUS FOR

  • Experience in: 

    • Animal welfare science,

    • Animal Law

    • Economics

    • Public policy

    • Political Science 

  • Knowledgeable about effective altruism

  • Experience with both empirical and a priori research

  • Ability to interpret and critically evaluate studies and statistical analysis 

  • Experience creating and evaluating cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs)

 

BENEFITS

  • An impact-driven role 

  • Flexible hours

  • Skills development for research and policy evaluation 

  • Develop domain relevant knowledge in wide variety of context

  • Experience working at an early-stage nonprofit start-up

Deadline extended until Friday 16th September

 

The application process will consist of: 

  • Application form 

  • Task 1 (2.5 hours)

  • Interview (15 mins) 

  • Task 2 (5 hours) 

  • Final Interview

​Equal opportunities

Animal Ask is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to maintaining a culture of inclusivity. All suitably-qualified applicants will receive consideration for this post regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin or veteran status, as required by UK law. If you need any assistance with your application or have any other related questions about the application, please contact amy.odene@animalask.org