Wild-Animal Suffering Research Position

Note: We're not currently hiring for this position, but if you think you would be a particularly good fit, we look forward to receiving your application.

As a wild-animal suffering researcher you will explore how to reduce wild-animal suffering, with a focus on environmental choices and policy.

For example, you might write about the net impact on wild animals of crop cultivation, ocean acidification, insecticide use, meat production, geoengineering, and/or poverty reduction. The research could also explore high-level, foundational questions related to suffering in nature. Here are some examples of this kind of work:

The output venue may include essays for our website, journal articles, popular articles, YouTube videos, lectures, etc.

Our ethical perspective is antispeciesist and sentience-focused, and given that the overwhelming majority of wild animals die very shortly after birth, we tend to take a pessimistic view of their current situation (as we do for farm animals).

Work can be done remotely with no set working hours. If hired, you could start at any time. Most of the work would be independent and self-driven but with occasional suggestions from senior staff. There is no travel required. Language requirement is research proficiency in English.

Application process

  1. Complete this application form
  2. Send your CV to contact@nullfoundational-research.org

Please type ‘Wild-animal researcher position’ in the email subject line.

To apply for other research positions at our organization, see this page.