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Payroll, Accounts Payable & Receivable Specialist

Reporting to the Controller/Director Finance, the Payroll, AP/AR Specialist will work as part of the Finance team to meet department goals and focus on the accurate data entry and reconciliation.

HR Administrative Assistant

The HR Administrative Assistant is responsible for the timely delivery of HR support to the organization with a specific focus on the US Department of State Exchange Visitor Program (EVP). The Assistant works with staff and visitors and facilitates EVP program administration, visa tracking and record keeping, and ensuring that reimbursements and other payments are processed.

Complexity Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Santa Fe Institute Complexity Postdoctoral Fellowships, comprising the Omidyar Fellowships, are unique among postdoctoral appointments. The Fellowships offer early-career scholars the opportunity to join a collaborative research community that nurtures creative, transdisciplinary thought in pursuit of key insights about the complex systems that matter most for science and society.

Postdoctoral Fellow (Artificial Intelligence / Cognitive Science)

SFI seeks a full-time postdoc to collaborate in developing AI models of conceptual abstraction and analogy-making.

Diversity and Complexity Fellow

SFI seeks a quantitative researcher interested in the promotion of diversity in complexity science to lead SFI’s new diversity research and outreach initiative. Areas of focus include rethinking political economy and the uses of complexity method and theory. The ideal candidate will be given considerable freedom to pursue the project objectives and will be given time and resources to learn and communicate about complexity science.


SFI will be accepting applications until this position is filled. The start date for this position is flexible.

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