JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024


Senior Researcher

JOE ID Number: 2024-01_111472057
Date Posted: 02/07/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Senior Researcher
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Oakland, California, UNITED STATES
New York City, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: O2 -- Development Planning and Policy
Development Economics
Global health and development
Salary Range: $209,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

About GiveWell

GiveWell is motivated by the simple question: how can we do as much good as possible?

In our efforts to answer this question, our researchers search for and recommend outstanding philanthropic giving opportunities. We focus on global health and poverty alleviation programs in the lowest-income parts of the world because that is where we've found we can have the greatest impact, according to our criteria.

The Role

Senior Researchers at GiveWell are the intellectual leaders who guide our exploration of how we can do the most good. In this role, you will be responsible for finding, researching, and ultimately recommending high-impact or potentially high-impact giving opportunities. As part of a small team, you will be a significant contributor to our decisions about how hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent with the goal of saving and improving the lives of people living in the lowest-income communities in the world.

We can sponsor work visas. However, processing times can be much longer than usual
right now and are subject to specific country circumstances.

Remote Work

Domestic and international remote work is possible and welcomed.

A full job description is located in our website:

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If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

The application link is