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Ethox Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral Researcher to conduct advanced collaborative and independent research on the ethics of AI in healthcare and health research. The primary focus will be to employ empirical bioethics methods – semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and ethical analysis – to investigate the issue of trust in the development and deployment of OxSys, an AI decision-support tool designed for perinatal care, as part of an NIHR i4i Product Development Award.

The Researcher will work under the supervision of Dr Angeliki Kerasidou, co-Principal Investigator and Leader of the ethics work-package of the project, which is hosted by the Ethox Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health.

This post is fixed term for one year from the date of appointment with excellent opportunities for career development. 

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.

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 ability to work independently and manage 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 Angeliki Kerasidou (

The position is full time (although part time considered) and fixed term for 12 months.

The closing date for applications is noon on 31st May 2021.

The full Job Description and details on how to apply can be found here.