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Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2018 18 Andreas Stuhlmüller, Ben Goldhaber, Ben Rachbach, Ben Rachbach, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Ben West, Chris Cundy, Girish Sastry, Milan Griffes, Neal Jean, Owain Evans, Ozzie Gooen, Paul Christiano, Ryan Carey, Tom McGrath, Zac Kenton, Zachary Miller Noah Goodman
2019 20 Andreas Stuhlmüller, Aparna Ashok, Ben Goldhaber, Ben Rachbach, Ben Rachbach, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Ben West, Chris Cundy, Girish Sastry, Jungwon Byun, Milan Griffes, Neal Jean, Owain Evans, Ozzie Gooen, Paul Christiano, Ryan Carey, Tom McGrath, Zac Kenton, Zachary Miller Noah Goodman
2020 22 Amanda Ngo, Andreas Stuhlmüller, Aparna Ashok, Ben Goldhaber, Ben Rachbach, Ben Rachbach, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Ben West, Chris Cundy, Eli Lifland, Girish Sastry, Jungwon Byun, Milan Griffes, Neal Jean, Owain Evans, Ozzie Gooen, Paul Christiano, Ryan Carey, Tom McGrath, Zac Kenton, Zachary Miller Noah Goodman
2021 26 Aisha Aishwarya Amanda Ngo, Andreas Stuhlmüller, Aparna Ashok, Ben Goldhaber, Ben Rachbach, Ben Rachbach, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Ben West, Chris Cundy, Eli Lifland, Girish Sastry, Jungwon Byun, Milan Griffes, Neal Jean, Owain Evans, Ozzie Gooen, Paul Christiano, Ryan Carey, Tom McGrath, Zac Kenton, Zachary Miller Andreas Stuhlmüller, Owain Evans, Paul Christiano Noah Goodman
2022 29 Aisha Aishwarya, Justin Reppert Amanda Ngo, Andreas Stuhlmüller, Aparna Ashok, Ben Goldhaber, Ben Rachbach, Ben Rachbach, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Ben West, Chris Cundy, Eli Lifland, Girish Sastry, Ian McKenzie, Jungwon Byun, Luke Stebbing, Milan Griffes, Neal Jean, Owain Evans, Ozzie Gooen, Paul Christiano, Ryan Carey, Tom McGrath, Zac Kenton, Zachary Miller Andreas Stuhlmüller, Owain Evans, Paul Christiano Noah Goodman

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2018-01-01 16 Andreas Stuhlmüller, Ben Goldhaber, Ben Rachbach, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Ben West, Chris Cundy, Girish Sastry, Milan Griffes, Neal Jean, Owain Evans, Ozzie Gooen, Paul Christiano, Ryan Carey, Tom McGrath, Zac Kenton, Zachary Miller
2019-01-01 18 Andreas Stuhlmüller, Ben Goldhaber, Ben Rachbach, Ben Rachbach, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Ben West, Chris Cundy, Girish Sastry, Jungwon Byun, Milan Griffes, Neal Jean, Owain Evans, Ozzie Gooen, Paul Christiano, Ryan Carey, Tom McGrath, Zac Kenton, Zachary Miller
2020-01-01 19 Andreas Stuhlmüller, Aparna Ashok, Ben Goldhaber, Ben Rachbach, Ben Rachbach, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Ben West, Chris Cundy, Girish Sastry, Jungwon Byun, Milan Griffes, Neal Jean, Owain Evans, Ozzie Gooen, Paul Christiano, Ryan Carey, Tom McGrath, Zac Kenton, Zachary Miller
2021-01-01 21 Amanda Ngo, Andreas Stuhlmüller, Aparna Ashok, Ben Goldhaber, Ben Rachbach, Ben Rachbach, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Ben West, Chris Cundy, Eli Lifland, Girish Sastry, Jungwon Byun, Milan Griffes, Neal Jean, Owain Evans, Ozzie Gooen, Paul Christiano, Ryan Carey, Tom McGrath, Zac Kenton, Zachary Miller
2022-01-01 24 Aisha Aishwarya, Amanda Ngo, Andreas Stuhlmüller, Aparna Ashok, Ben Goldhaber, Ben Rachbach, Ben Rachbach, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Ben West, Chris Cundy, Eli Lifland, Girish Sastry, Jungwon Byun, Justin Reppert, Luke Stebbing, Milan Griffes, Neal Jean, Owain Evans, Ozzie Gooen, Paul Christiano, Ryan Carey, Tom McGrath, Zac Kenton, Zachary Miller

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
1 1 0 Andrew Schreiber
2018-01-01 18 17 0 Andreas Stuhlmüller, Ben Goldhaber, Ben Rachbach, Ben Weinstein-Raun, Ben West, Chris Cundy, Girish Sastry, Milan Griffes, Neal Jean, Noah Goodman, Owain Evans, Ozzie Gooen, Paul Christiano, Ryan Carey, Tom McGrath, Zac Kenton, Zachary Miller
2018-04-01 19 1 0 Ben Rachbach
2019-01-01 20 1 0 Jungwon Byun
2019-08-01 21 1 0 Aparna Ashok
2020-06-01 22 1 0 Amanda Ngo
2020-08-01 23 1 0 Eli Lifland
2021-01-01 26 3 0 Andreas Stuhlmüller, Owain Evans, Paul Christiano
2021-11-01 27 1 0 Aisha Aishwarya
2022-01-01 30 3 0 Ian McKenzie, Justin Reppert, Luke Stebbing

List of people (30 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Andreas Stuhlmüller President 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Owain Evans Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Paul Christiano Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Noah Goodman Advisor 2018-01-01 advisor [1], [2]
Ben Rachbach Interim Head of Operations 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Ben Rachbach Experimenter 2018-04-01 [3], [4]
Andrew Schreiber Collaborator [1], [2]
Ben West Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Ben Goldhaber Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Zachary Miller Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Milan Griffes Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Ozzie Gooen Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Ben Weinstein-Raun Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Tom McGrath Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Zac Kenton Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Ryan Carey Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Neal Jean Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Girish Sastry Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Chris Cundy Collaborator 2018-01-01 [1], [2]
Andreas Stuhlmüller Board member 2021-01-01 board member [1], [3]
Owain Evans Board member 2021-01-01 board member [1], [3]
Paul Christiano Board member 2021-01-01 board member [1], [3]
Jungwon Byun Cofounder & COO 2019-01-01 [3], [5]
Amanda Ngo Business Operations Analyst 2020-06-01 full-time [3], [6]
Eli Lifland Software Engineer 2020-08-01 full-time [3], [7]
Justin Reppert Machine Learning Research Engineer 2022-01-01 [8]
Luke Stebbing Software Engineer 2022-01-01 [8]
Ian McKenzie Software Engineering Intern 2022-01-01 intern [8]
Aparna Ashok Independent Contractor 2019-08-01 contractor [9]
Aisha Aishwarya Research Assistant 2021-11-01 contractor [10]

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Organization documents (3 documents)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Document scope Cause area Notes
Comment on After one year of applying for EA jobs: It is really, really hard to get hired by an EA organisation 2019-02-27 Aaron Gertler Effective Altruism Forum Centre for Effective Altruism, Open Philanthropy, Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Ought, Vox, AI Impacts, Center for Human-Compatible AI, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Job application experience Various Gertler describes his experience applying to various effective altruism-related organizations.
After one year of applying for EA jobs: It is really, really hard to get hired by an EA organisation 2019-02-25 EA applicant Effective Altruism Forum Open Philanthropy, Centre for Effective Altruism, Future of Humanity Institute, Effective Giving UK, Rethink Charity, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Global Priorities Institute, Ought, Veddis, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative A pseudonymous effective altruist gives their experience applying to various effective altruist (and related) organizations.
MIRI’s newest recruit: Edward Kmett! 2018-12-01 yiavin Reddit Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Ought Edward Kmett, Nate Soares AI safety A post on r/haskell about Edward Kmett joining MIRI, with comments from Kmett. In comments, Kmett says that “Nate Soares came out to Boston personally, and made a very compelling argument for me going off and doing the work I’d been trying to complete solely in my evening hours full time”. Kmett also says he has “helped ought.org find at least one developer”.

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