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United States of America

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On Site

Description and Requirements

Join the AI Community at TELUS International 

Are you looking to earn extra income? Have the possibility of flexible hours to fit in with your lifestyle? Be a part of a growing community?

You have come to the right place!

TELUS International is 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: 04.16.2024, 04.18.2024, 04.19.2024 and 04.20.2024
Compensation: USD 600 per session

  • 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. Qualified participants may have experience working for government agencies or contractors (e.g. folks from Batelle, Deloitte or SecureBio, or Helena with relevant biosecurity background), or academic exposure (e.g. Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, MIT Kevin Esvelt lab, etc)
  • Participants can register only once for the study
  • Successfully passed background check

Know anyone who may be interested? Refer them and get $40 for every successful participant.

We are excited to announce our referral program, where you can earn $40 for each person you refer. 

Once your referral completes the project, you get paid - it’s that easy! Best part is that you don't have to be a participant to be able to refer!

To ensure your referral is eligible for the bonus,

1. Please ensure you (the referrer) filled out the registration form.

2. The referral must indicate your name and email address on their registration form. They should simply put "I was referred by someone" under the question "How did you hear about this opportunity?" and enter the necessary information. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to earn some extra cash while helping others participate in our study. Start referring today!

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About TELUS International AI

Creating and enhancing the world's data to enable better AI via human intelligence

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.

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EEO Statement

At TELUS International, we enable customer experience innovation through spirited teamwork, agile thinking, and a caring culture that puts customers first. TELUS International is the global arm of TELUS Corporation, one of the largest telecommunications service providers in Canada.   We deliver contact center and business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions to some of the world's largest corporations in the consumer electronics, finance, telecommunications and utilities sectors. With global call center delivery capabilities, our multi-shore, multi-language programs offer safe, secure infrastructure, value-based pricing, skills-based resources and exceptional customer service - all backed by TELUS, our multi-billion dollar telecommunications parent.

Equal Opportunity Employer

At TELUS International, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire and promote, are based on applicants’ qualifications, merits, competence and performance without regard to any characteristic related to diversity.
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