Research Fellow in Responsible AI

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £38,587 per annum
08 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Agents, Interactions & Complexity

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 18 months
Closing Date:  Tuesday 05 July 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1846822FP

The role will be part of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub, a large £11.7m programme looking to establish the best practices for the development of socially beneficial autonomous systems that are trustworthy and trusted by society, industry, and government.

At Southampton, you will join an internationally renowned and multi-disciplinary team led by Professor Gopal Ramchurn. You will be based in the Agents, Interaction, and Complexity Research group, which is home to the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub (TAS Hub) and part of the School of Electronics and Computer Science. 

The role will involve carrying out research in the legal, social, and ethical considerations of autonomous systems of various forms deployed in a number of application contexts such as healthcare, transportation, defence and security, and creative industries among others. 

You will work as part of or lead multi-disciplinary teams from across the TAS Hub and other research groups working on TAS.  

It is essential you have a

  • PhD in a field related to machine ethics, human-machine teaming, AI, machine learning.
  • A strong publication record in legal, social, and ethical considerations of autonomous systems. 
  • Ability to present work clearly in writing and verbally

Other desirable criteria:

  • Experience developing or evaluating autonomous systems with the public or industry.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos of the School We encourage applications from all sectors of society including Black, Asian and minority ethnic, LGBT+ and disabled. We are committed to improving equality for women in science and have been successful in achieving an Athena SWAN bronze award in April 2020.   We give full consideration flexible working including part-time and those who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy* and on-site childcare facilities

 The University is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment.

 *subject to qualifying criteria

Applications for the position will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lauren Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1846822FP on all correspondence.

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