Research Team - General Application

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote (US, UK or Europe)

About us

At Founders Pledge, our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to do immense good. Since launching in 2015, we’ve raised over $9 billion for the most impactful social causes. We offer the simplest path to impact for successful entrepreneurs, providing end-to-end giving infrastructure, pioneering research, and access to a worldwide network of experts. In other words, we help tech leaders become strategic philanthropists. Our 1700+ members include the people behind industry-leading companies such as Airbnb, UiPath, Dropbox, Skype, Spotify, and Uber.

About the role

***Please note, this advert is for speculative applications - in other words, a place for you to submit your details into our talent pipeline for roles that may become live in the future. By submitting an application here, you are not applying for a live role. If you are trying to apply for a role that is currently live, please direct your application through that specific advert. We'll review applications on an ongoing basis and if we think your profile might be a good match for one of our upcoming roles, we'll get in touch via email.***


Our Research Team is responsible for investigating which opportunities we should be advising our members to give to, allowing us to potentially steer an enormous $9bn in grant-making in their direction.

Our team investigates broad cause areas - the long-term future of humanity, helping the current generation and animal welfare. 

As a member of our research team, you’d use your research skills to personally influence tens of millions of dollars in high-impact giving worldwide. This is a very rare opportunity to make a huge individual contribution to high-impact causes. 

Read our research insights here.

About you

We’re looking for both research generalists and specialists, across our cause areas. You’re likely to have:

  • Strong methodological skills and experience with quantitative frameworks/models.

  • Knowledge of EA methodology, understanding of cause/intervention prioritization, counterfactual and Bayesian thinking etc.

  • A commitment to social impact with strong understanding of impact maximisation and the nuances of charity evaluation from multiple worldviews. 

***  If you’re interested in joining our Research team, we’d love to hear from you! By submitting your application, you understand that you’re registering your details to our talent pool, as opposed to applying for a specific role. *** 

Why work with us?

You can find more about the benefits we offer here, but what makes us truly special is both our mission and our people. We’re a diverse team, from both charitable and commercial backgrounds, who believe that amazing things can happen when we tackle problems together. We offer a flat structure and an opportunity to help shape the future of philanthropy.

We offer flexible working options (office-based, hybrid, remote) for most of our roles, with the exception of some member-facing positions, which require individuals to be based in/around a certain location. We bring the global team together once per year and individual teams will also meet to work together once per year.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Founders Pledge. We seek people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share our drive to understand and solve complex social challenges. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Finding solutions to the world’s most pressing problems requires different perspectives and unique ways of thinking and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace where everyone can do their best work.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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