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The Ethox Centre is recruiting a researcher to conduct empirical research on the ethical and social issues that arise from the use of AI in population health and healthcare.

Researcher in Ethics of AI and Population Health

Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 p.a.

This exciting position, which is based at the Ethox Centre in the Nuffield Department of Population Health housed within the Big Data Institute, offers the opportunity to join an internationally recognised ethics and social sciences research group engaging with practical ethical and social challenges raised by the introduction of artificial intelligence in healthcare.

The Nuffield Department of Population Health contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Based within NDPH, The Ethox Centre is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary bioethics research centre and is a vibrant and intellectually exciting place to work.

As a Researcher, you will take primary responsibility for conducting empirical research on the ethical and social issues that arise from the use of AI in population health and healthcare. You will set up case-studies; conduct interviews and focus-groups with stakeholders; analyse empirical data. You will contribute to the ethical analysis and the writing up of publications that would arise from this project, and the organisation of a conference during the final year of the project.

To be considered you will hold a PhD/DPhil in a relevant subject, together with previous relevant experience, and have a strong record of scholarship in qualitative research, commensurate with stage of career. You will also have the ability to work independently and manage your own academic research, along with associated activities and ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation. Excellent communication skills, including the demonstrated ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings are also key to this role.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Mary Foulkes ( For more information about the Ethox Centre please visit:

The position is full-time (although part-time considered) and fixed-term until 31 March 2023.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 30 April 2020.

For more information and to apply, please click here