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Researcher in the Ethics of AI in Population Health

  • Oxford Population Health (Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford)
  • Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF
  • Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
  • Full time (part time considered)
  • Fixed-term until 30th September 2024
  • Closing date 8 June 2022

This exciting position, which is based at the Ethox Centre in Oxford 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.

Oxford Population Health contains world renowned population health research groups and provides an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary research and teaching. Based within Oxford Population Health, 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, or be close to completion of 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.

The position is full-time (although part-time considered) and fixed-term until 30th September 2024. The closing date for applications is noon on 8th June 2022.

Visit the University of Oxford website for full details and how to apply.