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 Dr Brent Mittelstadt (Research Fellow and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow) on the legal and ethical analysis of Big Data analytics and AI.
The position is suited to candidates who hold or are near completion, of a PhD/DPhil in a relevant field.
The position requires someone with the ability to identify and analyse relevant laws, policies and theories around AI, review the literature, and publish results in collaboration with Professor Wachter and Dr Mittelstadt. The primary task will be to undertake legal and ethical analysis to establish the essential requirements, standards, and duties for the safe, responsible and accountable deployment of AI in high-risk sectors (e.g. digital advertising, financial services, medicine, criminal justice).
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 available immediately for 18 months, with possibility of renewal thereafter, subject to funding availability. The position is located in Oxford and the candidate is expected to move to Oxford to take up the position.
Please note that you may only apply through the Oxford University website
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 15 July 2019 can be considered. Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take place week commencing 5 August 2019.