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The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute is named in honour of the scientist Alan Turing and its mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.

Current Opportunities

Ethics Research Fellow (deadline 19 July)

The Public Policy programme is looking to recruit an Ethics Research Fellow to help us advance our innovative and high-profile research. As an Ethics Research Fellow, you report to the Ethics Theme Lead, and work closely with the leadership of the Public Policy programme to (1) support the programme’s important role as an advisor to public sector organisations on the responsible design and deployment of AI systems; (2) engage in original and cutting-edge academic research, which marshals an interdisciplinary vision to interrogate the social, political, economic, environmental, legal, and ethical impacts of AI and ML technologies; and (3) take a proactive role in advancing our commitment to inclusive participation in AI governance and regulation through public engagement at all levels of civil society, both nationally and internationally.

The ideal candidate would, among other things, have a PhD or equivalent experience in a discipline that provides suitable theoretical tools for understanding the ethical issues raised by data science, ML, AI, and other digital technologies, as well as their social implications.

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Research Associate for Data Science and Ethics in the Criminal Justice System (deadline 19 July)

The Alan Turing Institute is recruiting a full-time postdoctoral researcher to work as part of the Public Policy programme. Depending on her or his academic training, the researcher will focus either on (1) researching the social and ethical implications of the design, development, and deployment of data-driven technologies in the criminal justice system (e.g. developing tools, practices, and frameworks for responsible research and innovation), or (2) researching the technical dimensions of the responsible design and development of algorithmic systems in the criminal justice system (e.g. developing tools and practices for fairness-aware model design or explainable and interpretable algorithmic models).

The ideal candidate would, among other things, have either (1) a PhD or equivalent experience in the area of science and technology studies, digital ethics, or public policy, or (2) a PhD or equivalent experience in either a natural, computer or social science field with experience in using computer programming and/or advanced statistical or numerical methods. In both instances, the candidate should have demonstrable experience in relevant formal methods (e.g. statistical learning theory) and be interested in conducting interdisciplinary research (i.e. working with qualitative and quantitative research methods to study complex socio-economic and/or policy issues).

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Research Assistant in Digital Ethics (deadline 19 July)

The Public Policy programme is looking to recruit an Ethics Research Assistant to provide crucial support for the Turing’s ethics research and to facilitate the Turing’s engagement with external partners in this area. The successful candidate will report to the Ethics Theme Lead and will provide research assistance to the Institute’s Ethics Fellows. The post holder will work closely with academics and policy makers in an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and collaborative environment.

The ideal candidate would, among other things, have a Master’s degree awarded in a discipline with a specialism that provides suitable theoretical tools for understanding the ethical issues raised by data science, AI, and related digital technologies, and their social implications.

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Policy Research Fellow (deadline 2nd August)

The Public Policy programme is looking to recruit a Policy Research Fellow to help us advance our innovative and high-profile research. As a Policy Research Fellow, you report to the Policy Theme Lead, and work closely with the leadership of the Public Policy programme to (1) support the programme’s important role as an advisor to public sector organisations on using data science and AI for their purposes, and (2) engage in original and cutting-edge academic research in the area of data science for policy-making and public service provision.

The ideal candidate would, among other things, have а PhD or equivalent experience in a discipline that provides suitable theoretical and empirical foundations for the use of data science and AI in the contexts of policy-making and public service provision.

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