We are recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of responsible artificial intelligence to join the Responsible AI UK (RAI UK) programme to examine the development and deployment of AI in the creative sectors. This is a 3-year post.
RAI UK is a national centre creating an international ecosystem for responsible AI research and innovation. It will enable responsible and trustworthy AI to power benefits for everyday life. This is a £31 million consortium representing the whole of the UK, led by the University of Southampton and including Universities of Nottingham, Glasgow, Swansea, Cambridge, Queen’s University of Belfast, UCL, and King’s College London. Part of our mission is to deliver consortia-led socio-technical and creative practice research that addresses fundamental challenges with multi-disciplinary and industrial perspectives.
This is an exciting time as we work to shape the next four years of RAI UK. The successful applicant will be a part of that, joining a multidisciplinary environment, working with researchers across STEM, social sciences, and arts & humanities, as well as engaging with non-academic stakeholders. We offer mentoring and ECR support, and a travel budget for conference and meeting attendance. This post is based in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s but will be cross-Faculty and cross-institution by design.
Applicants should have completed or be soon to complete a PhD in arts and humanities, science and technology studies, creative practice, or a related area. We also welcome those with equivalent professional qualifications and experience. The post is offered on a fixed-term contract for 3 years with a potential start date from January 2024 or shortly after.
Interviews are expected to take place on 11 and 12 December 2023.
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 3 years.
This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent**.**
- Co-design, develop and implement RAI UK research.
- Work as part of a national programme.
- Engage with external partners and stakeholders.
- Write and present research findings.
- Plan and prioritise a varied workload to meet deadlines in an efficient and effective manner.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
- A strong research background in critical research in the arts and humanities, science and technology studies, creative practice, or a related area
- Good writing and presentational skills
- A relevant PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience
- An evidenced track record of research
- Excellent writing and presentational skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work independently and organise own workload
- Knowledge of emerging technology, particularly AI.
- Knowledge of Responsible Research and Innovation.
Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered. In these circumstances the appointment will be made at Grade 5, spine point 30 with the title of Research Assistant. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate and the salary will increase to Grade 6.