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Assistant Research Engineer – Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences – College of Engineering

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UC Berkeley research group, Center for Human-Compatible AI (CHAI), in the Department of EECS at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Research Engineer, $102,800 - $117,100 in the area of Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or in a closely related field at the time of application. The candidate will perform work under Professor Stuart Russell.

Appointment Length:
This is a full-time, one-year position at 100% and is renewable for a second year depending on availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Anticipated start date is October 2017.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to: Perform research on AI safety within the Center for Human- Compatible AI, including development of mathematical frameworks and algorithms, experiments, and contributing to reports and papers; assist in the facilitation and moderation of research discussions to orient them in directions relevant to the Center's mission; communicate the Center's research to the broader research communities via talks and presentations. Supervision of student research.

Basic Qualifications:
• Must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or in a closely related field at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):
• A mixture of theoretical and practical experience will be desired, such as: 1- 2 years of postPhD research experience focused on the development of mathematical frameworks and algorithms for AI and/or AI safety; 1-2 years of professional experience in applied datadriven sciences.

The full-time annual salary will be $102,800 - $117,100.

Application Procedure:
To apply go to
Please direct all questions for this position to Gianna Kone,, with the subject line: Assistant Research Engineer.

This position will remain open until filled.

To receive full consideration interested individuals should submit application documents as PDFs, which includes:
• Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
• Statement of Research
• Writing Sample
• 3 references required (contact information only): Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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3 references required (contact information only)