Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

September 27, 2022


Postdoctoral Researcher

Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS

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 Professor Sandra Wachter (Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow) and Professor Brent Mittelstadt (Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow) on law and policy, product liability, fairness, accountability, and transparency in machine learning and AI.

This is a full-time post, available immediately for fixed-term duration of 18 months with the possibility of renewal thereafter, subject to funding availability.

The position is suited to candidates who hold or are near completion, of a PhD/DPhil in a relevant field and requires someone with the ability to:

• Identify and analyse relevant laws, policies and theories around AI

• Review related literature

• Publish results in collaboration with Professor Wachter and Professor Mittelstadt

The post-holder will be responsible for coordinating and delivering a work package focused on legal aspects of trustworthy AI in medicine, healthcare, and open science. A wide range of topics will be covered including fairness, accountability, and transparency in machine learning and AI, product liability, and public sector technology procurement.

Excellent writing, presentation abilities, and analytical skills are required. A record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals and the proven ability to collaborate across disciplines and obtain research funding, both commensurate with the stage of the candidate's academic career, are very desirable.

The position is located in Oxford and the candidate is expected to move to Oxford to take up the position.

Full details of this post can be found in the Job Description link below.

Further queries can be directed to Brent Mittelshadt

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, a CV, and details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 27 September 2022.

Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place on week commencing 10 October 2022.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Contact Person : OII Recruitment Vacancy ID : 160036 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 27-Sep-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : Salary (£) : Grade 07S: £33,309-£40,927 per annum

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