Research Officer - Data and AI Ethics


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Department of Media and Communications


Research Officer


Salary from £36,647 to £44,140 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £47,456 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for 13 months



Dr Alison Powell has been appointed Director of a research network on data and AI ethics at the Ada Lovelace Institute. This project is part of a collaboration between The Ada Lovelace Institute (Ada) and the Arts & Humanities Research Council.


The Network seeks a creative, forward-thinking postdoctoral Research Officer for a fixed-term position for 13 months from 1 April 2020.


The Research Officer will be based in the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE and work between the LSE and Ada. They will work with a degree of independence under the supervision of Dr Alison Powell and with ongoing collaboration from the network’s steering committee and Ada’s Board. As well as developing the research network at Ada and LSE, the Research Officer will be expected to play an active role in the life and activities of the Department of Media and Communication.


The successful candidate will have;

  • completed or be close to completing a PhD in Media and Communications by the post start date or have other relevant research experience that demonstrates the capability to conduct ethnographic research
  • the ability to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories, and to apply appropriate methodologies for analysis of evidence
  • experience or an interest in creating emerging perspectives on data, AI or technology ethics
  • experience working in interdisciplinary teams

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 20 February 2020 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Research Officer - Data and AI Ethics