Research Assistant - Scoping Biases in AI Driven Precision Medicine
- Ethox Centre, Oxford Population Health (Nuffield Department of Population Health), Old Road Campus, Oxford
- Grade 6: £29,614 - £35,326 p.a.
- Full time (part time considered) for 6 months
- Closing date: 6th September 2022
We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the Ethox Centre, Oxford Population Health, University of Oxford. The Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub (FTHM Hub) is a 7-year UKRI-EPSRC Project created to address the manufacturing, business, regulatory, and ethical challenges of new targeted biological medicines. A researcher is required for an ethics feasibility study intended to scope the degree to which artificial intelligence (AI) driven precision medicine manufacturing may be subject to social biases, as well as how possible biases might be addressed in the future.
The Ethox Centre is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary bioethics research centre and a vibrant and intellectually exciting place to work. Oxford Population Health, a key partner in the Big Data Institute, contains world-renowned population health research groups and is an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary teaching and research.
As Research Assistant you will be part of the Ethox Centre with responsibility for the provision of research support for the ethics feasibility project. The post holder will undertake qualitative research (primarily in the form of literature reviews and in-depth interviews with FTHM Hub stakeholders), code interview data, analyse the findings, and contribute to publication outputs.
To be considered you will have a first degree, together with relevant experience in qualitative research. You will also possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes, ability to manage own research and administrative activities and excellent communication skills, including the ability to write text that can be published, present data at conferences, and represent the research group at meetings.
The position is full time (part time considered) and fixed-term for 6 months. The closing date for application is 12.00 noon on 6th September 2022.