I’m Michael Aird, a Senior Research Manager at Rethink Priorities and guest fund manager at the Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund. Opinions expressed are my own. See here for Rethink Priorities’ job openings or expression of interest forms, here for a list of EA-aligned funding sources you could apply to, and here for my top recommended resources for people interested in EA/longtermist research careers. You can give me anonymous feedback here.
With Rethink, I’m mostly focused on co-leading our AI Governance & Strategy team. I also do some nuclear risk research, give input on Rethink’s Generalist Longtermism team’s work, and do random other stuff.
Previously, I did a range of longtermism-y and research-y things as a Research Scholar at the Future of Humanity Institute, a Summer Research Fellow at the Center on Long-Term Risk, and a Researcher/Writer for Convergence Analysis.
I also post to LessWrong sometimes.
If you think you or I could benefit from us talking, feel free to message me! You might also want to check out my post “Interested in EA/longtermist research careers? Here are my top recommended resources”.