Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

October 11, 2021

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Postdoctoral Researcher

Oxford Internet Institute - 1 St Giles - OX1 3JS Grade 7; salary £33,309 - £40,927

The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into the governance of emerging technologies. Applications are invited from highly- qualified individuals for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher to collaborate with Dr Brent Mittelstadt (Senior Research Fellow), Professor Sandra Wachter (Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow), and Dr Chris Russell (external collaborator) on the interpretability, transparency, and fairness in machine learning and AI.

The position is suited to candidates who hold or are near completion, of a PhD/DPhil in a relevant field such as computer science, data science, statistics, or mathematics, and have an interest in legal and ethical aspects of machine learning and AI (e.g. interpretability, fairness, bias, discrimination).

The position requires someone with the ability to coordinate and deliver a work package focused on technical aspects of interpretability and fairness in machine learning, and public results in peer-reviewed international academic journals and conferences. In particular, in collaboration with Dr Chris Russell, the post-holder will undertake research and develop methods to qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate different types of explanations of model outputs in meeting the needs of different audiences.

The post will be part of the ‘Trustworthiness auditing in AI' project, which will research and develop tools and tests to evaluate the efficacy of AI accountability tools. The project involves intensive multi-disciplinary collaboration across machine learning, philosophy, clinical and social psychology, and law. The post-holder will collaborate with Dr Brent Mittelstadt, Prof Sandra Wachter, Dr Chris Russell, Prof Netta Weinstein, and other project researchers from law, philosophy, and psychology to undertake case studies in medicine and open science, and develop a meta-toolkit for trustworthy AI.

Excellent technical, analytic, and writing skills, and expertise in machine learning, computer vision, human-computer interaction, or similar relevant areas are required. A record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals and the proven ability to collaborate across disciplines, both commensurate with the stage of the candidate's academic career, are very desirable.

The position is available immediately for 36 months, with possibility of renewal there after, subject to funding availability. The position is located in Oxford and the candidate is expected to move to Oxford to take up the position.

Contact Person : Ms Ornella Sciuto Vacancy ID : 153197 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 11-Oct-2021 Contact Email : recruit@oii.ox.ac.uk

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