Research Associate for Data Science and Ethics in The Criminal Justice System

Страна: Великобритания;

Город: London

Добавлена: 24.04.2019


Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Дедлайн подачи: 24.05.2019



LOCATION: British Library, London

SALARY: £34,000 - £41,000 (negotiable dependent on skills & experience)

HOURS: Full-time


PLACED ON: 23 April 2019

CLOSES: 24 May 2019

The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Named in honour of the scientist Alan Turing, the institute’s mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.

The Role

The Alan Turing Institute is recruiting a full-time postdoctoral scholar to work on projects relating to data science and ethics in the criminal justice system. The scholar will be part of the public policy programme’s ethics team and will work closely with academics and policy-makers in an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and collaborative environment.

The scholar’s research will cover either (1) the socio-political and ethical implications of the design, development, deployment, and use of algorithms in the criminal justice system or (2) the technical dimensions of the responsible design and deployment of algorithmic systems in the criminal justice sector.

Main Responsibilities

  • Work with the public policy programme’s leadership team to develop and/or support research into the ethics of using algorithms in the criminal justice system.
  • Contribute usable insights to ensure the ethical design and use of algorithms.
  • Serve as a key link between the Turing’s academic community and the Institute’s external partners in the policy, ethics, and criminal justice space.
  • Participate in knowledge exchange activities within the Turing and beyond.


  • A PhD or equivalent experience in a natural, computer or social science field with experience in using computer programming and/or advanced statistical or numerical methods;

Skills and experience


  • Demonstrable interest in conducting interdisciplinary research and methodological and theoretical foundations and experience working at the intersection of technology and society;
  • Firm understanding of the ethical challenges of digital technologies such as algorithms, AI, and data science in the criminal justice system;
  • A proven ability to communicate research and advocate policy at multiple levels and to diverse audiences, including a record of scientific publications.


  • Technical skills in fairness-aware modelling and ethics-by-design;
  • Experience in a policy environment, such as in international organisations, government agencies, think tanks, or learned societies; or experience in tech companies or consultancies.

How to Apply

Complete information about the Turing, the role and its requirements can be found on the Turing website and person specification here enclosed.

To apply, you will have to submit a CV, cover letter, list of publications, a writing sample and contact details for two referees.

Closing date for applications: 24 May 2019

Interviews will take place on 14 or 17 June 2019

Please contact us at or call 0203 862 3394 if:

  • you have questions or would like to discuss the role
  • you would like to receive this advert in an alternative format or are unable to apply online

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