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Job id: 092066. Salary: £43,205 - £45,521 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 01 July 2024. Closing date: 21 July 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Department: Digital Humanities.

Contact details: Kate Devlin. kate.devlin@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Research.

About Us

We are recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of responsible artificial intelligence to join the Responsible AI UK (RAI UK) programme. This is a 3-year post suited to someone with a technical grounding in machine learning.   

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.   

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 artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, 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 2 September 2024 or shortly after.  

About the role

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.  

This is a full time post (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered a  fixed term contract until 1 September 2027.

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. A relevant PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience
  2. An evidenced track record of research
  3. Excellent writing and presentational skills
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  5. Ability to work independently and organise own workload
  6. Knowledge of Responsible Research and Innovation.

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘ How we Recruit’ pages.

We are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.

Please note we hope to interview at the beginning of August.