[Humanist] 28.66 postdoc in ethics of big data at Oxford

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Thu May 29 22:49:25 CEST 2014

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 66.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 29 May 2014 21:34:34 +0100
        From: Luciano Floridi <lfloridi at gmail.com>
        Subject: Oxford: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethics of Big Data with JRF at St Cross College
        In-Reply-To: <38A1A33A1FDDD940B4D7B1FD26D18D74A4086679 at BHEXMBX1.livad.liv.ac.uk>

Philosophers and Ethicists are very welcome and strongly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Ethics of Big Data, Oxford Internet Institute 
associated with a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship at St Cross College
University of Oxford
Grade 7: £29,837 - £36,661 p.a.

We are a leading world centre for the multidisciplinary study of the Internet and society, looking for a full-time Researcher to work on a funded project, “The Ethics of Biomedical Big Data”, led by Professor Luciano Floridi.

The analysis of large datasets (Big Data) has become a major driver of innovation and success in biomedical research. However, the use of Biomedical Big Data raises serious ethical problems, which may threaten the huge opportunities it offers. This pilot project will formulate a blueprint of the ethical aspects, requirements and desiderata underpinning a European framework for the ethical use of Big Data in biomedical research.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, have a strong interest in information/computer ethics and proven experience in ethical and policy analysis and writing papers based on qualitative and/or quantitative research. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Floridi and a multidisciplinary team of researchers, and will be able to take a lead in project management, conceptual analysis, and the dissemination of results.

Based at our OII North office at 34 St Giles, Oxford, this position is available from 1 October 2014 for 1 year, with a possibility of extension beyond that date, depending on funding. 
The post is associated with a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship at St Cross College for its duration. Details of the College and its facilities are available on the College website at: www.stx.ox.ac.uk.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. 

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

The application deadline is 12.00 midday on Thursday 26 June 2014. 

Interviews for those shortlisted are currently planned to take place in the week commencing 21 July 2014.

Best wishes,
www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/floridi/   |   www.philosophyofinformation.net 
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information  
Director of Research

Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford

PA Mrs. Julia Farquet, julia.farquet at oii.ox.ac.uk

Twitter: @Floridi 
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 287202
1 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JS, UK

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