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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellows ITN

Web & Internet Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £37,102 to £49,964 per annum, subject to bi-annual review due to exchange rates
Full Time Fixed Term (3 Years)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 19 February 2020
Interview Date:   Friday 21 February 2020
Reference:  1228620FP

2 Open Positions for Early-Stage Researchers Pursuing PhDs in the Area of Artificial Intelligence without Bias

The School of Computer Science at the University of Southampton is inviting applications for two Early Stage Researchers to work in the area of Artificial Intelligence decision making without bias. The researchers will work within the interdisciplinary community of a large EU-funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network and will pursue a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Southampton as part of their 3-year engagement with the project.

The specific research topics include methods, tools and frameworks to discover bias in inaccessible (black box) algorithms or to explain the cause of bias in artificial intelligence systems. The successful candidates will have a BSc or an MSc in computer science, data science or related discipline and will be willing to collaborate with researchers and industrial partners in these areas who may work in a different discipline. This collaboration involves extended research stays at partner sites in the UK, in Spain or in other European countries for up to 90 days on each occasion.

Eligibility

At the time of recruitment (i.e. first date of employment), you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc...) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment under this project. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. 

At the time of recruitment you must not yet have been awarded your doctorate and must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of your research career.

In order to be considered for this post, please also complete the postgraduate application process via https://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/phd/how-to-apply#researchprogramme.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1228620FP on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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