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The Jain Family Institute is seeking a project manager to support our work around large-scale and public-sector applications of algorithmic decision systems. The project manager will work with a core team of staff and research fellows who are conducting basic research, creating educational tools, and developing best practices for the creation, use, and oversight of automated decision systems at scale. The ideal candidate has project management experience in the nonprofit, consulting, finance, or public sectors, and an interest in the development of standards and procedures for the use of algorithmic decision systems.

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Digital Ethics Project Manager


Digital Ethics Research Fellowship: AI/ML

JFI is seeking a graduate research fellow in artificial intelligence and machine learning to support our work in public sector applications of algorithmic decision systems. The ideal candidate is a late-stage master’s student or PhD candidate in statistics, computer science, or data science with an interest in the ethics of algorithmic decision systems and extensive knowledge of machine learning and automated decision systems. You will be assisting with both theoretical and applied work in this area. The theoretical work will include reviews of existing literature around algorithmic fairness and bias, and experimentation with novel proposals. The practical work will include analysis and categorization of existing decision systems, formulation of best-practice recommendations for government and industry partners, and production of explanations of technical definitions for nontechnical stakeholders.

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Digital Ethics Research Fellowship: Municipal History, Public Policy, Administrative Law

JFI is seeking a graduate research fellow in municipal history, public policy, or administrative law to support our work in public sector applications of algorithmic decision systems. The ideal candidate is a late-stage master’s student, or JD, LLM, PhD, or JSD candidate, in law, public policy, or municipal history, with an interest in the development of standards and procedures for the use of algorithmic decision systems, and extensive knowledge of administrative law and process. You will be assisting with researching and developing best practices for public and private sector creation, use, and oversight of automated decision systems.

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Digital Ethics Research Fellowship: Oral History, Journalism

JFI is seeking a graduate research fellow in oral history or journalism to support our work in public sector applications of algorithmic decision systems. The ideal candidate is a late-stage master’s student or PhD candidate in history or journalism, with an interest in the development of standards and procedures for the use of algorithmic decision systems. You will be assisting with conducting and memorializing interviews with community members, advocates, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders, as we research and develop best practices for public and private sector creation, use, and oversight of automated decision systems.

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ISA Analyst

JFI is seeking an Analyst to join our project on income share agreements, a new financial product aimed at accelerating economic mobility and ameliorating the burdens of student debt. The Analyst will work on a core team of staff and fellows who are dedicated to catalyzing a large, vibrant, and viable market for ISAs. This will include supporting consulting engagements with educational institutions (of many types and scales) that are building ISA pilots; contributing to research in economics, finance, and public policy; and coordinating the internal operations of a dynamic team of researchers and operators all working to advance the ISA market.

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Data Visualization Fellow

The Jain Family Institute is seeking a junior fellow, in college or early graduate school, to build data visualizations related to our current projects, focusing in particular on our project in digital ethics and curation. The ideal candidate has a wide-ranging curiosity, competency in statistics, and experience building data visualizations in D3. They will be joining a small team of generalist-practitioners with backgrounds in philosophy, physics, economics, social science, and data science working on building comprehensible explanations of algorithmic fairness metrics.

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The Jain Family Institute is seeking a graduate research fellow in economics to support our work exploring alternative forms of social and sovereign wealth funds with an emphasis on sources of funding (carbon tax, taxes on wealth and inheritance, debt-financing) and transfer payments (earned and unearned income benefits, conditional and unconditional cash transfers). The ideal candidate has experience with research in the fields of macroeconomics, public finance, and labor economics. They will join a small team of practitioners with backgrounds in economics, public policy, data science, education policy, finance, and philosophy, and will work closely with JFI's Executive Director to conduct and public research relevant to our Social Wealth Funds research. 

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Macroeconomics Fellow