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Onsite Research Study for Biology P.h D Experts



Employer:  TELUS International
Category:  Biotech
Job Type:  Part Time


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About TELUS International AI
We help companies test and improve machine learning models via our global AI Community of 1 million+ annotators and linguists. Our proprietary AI training platform handles all data types (text, images, audio, video, and geo) across 500+ languages and dialects. Our AI Data Solutions vastly enhance AI systems across a range of applications from advanced smart products to better search results, to expanded speech recognition, to more human-like bot interactions and so much more.
Learn more at https://www.telusinternational.com/solutions/ai-data-solutions

We are looking for Ph.D. experts in the field of biology in genetics, virology, and/or microbiology.
Task Description: To help us better understand the risks from biology-related capabilities in search and language models, we are asking participants to help us probe the frontiers of these tools. Candidates will interact with a new AI chatbot during the research study. The task is estimated to take six hours in total, the first hour is for the introduction and delivery of instructions, and 5 hours for engaging with the chatbot. Participants will be provided refreshments during the duration of the task. Registered participants will be able to select weekdays or weekends depending on their availability.

Duration of task: 6 hours
Location: On-Site (Los Angeles and/or South Bay area, CA, Boston and Washington, D.C.)
Project date: April 2024
Compensation: USD 600 per session

Any questions can be directed to datasourcing@telusinternational.ai

18+ years of age
English proficiency
U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents with a valid permanent resident card or US registered refugees (student visas are not eligible)
Be able to commute to the specified on-site location
Attained Ph.D. in the field of biology in genetics, virology, and/or microbiology (will need to prove with an attached Ph.D. degree certificate)
At least one year of hands-on professional experience in the wet lab (e.g. pipetting, growing cell cultures, running gels, etc - activities at a wet lab bench)
At least 1 year of biosecurity experience (i.e. have worked in national security or US Department of Defense setting or with a government contractor on biosecurity work; this includes helping research or operational experience in bioweapons, pandemic preparedness, biodefense, dual-use synthetic biology, etc) and/or academic experience
Participants can register only once for the study
Successfully passed background check

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.