The Oxford Martin School is seeking one or two Postdoctoral Researchers who hold, or are close to completion, of, a Ph.D./D.Phil in subject such as political science, computer science, engineering, law or policy to join the recently formed Oxford Martin AI Governance Initiative (AIG Oxford).
AIG Oxford seeks to improve the impact of AI on global societal outcomes through impactful research that is rigorously grounded in the social and computational sciences, decision-maker education campaigns, and training the next generations of technology governance leader and will focus on the governance of AI from both technical and policy perspectives.
The Initiative’s research addresses topics such as:
- Frontier AI Regulation: What form should it take — domestically and internationally?
- Technical Governance: What machine learning, computing hardware, and cryptographic approaches can facilitate governance including treaty compliance and regulatory oversight?
- International Governance: What international norms and institutions - standards setting, monitoring, collaborative research, arms control - can mitigate risks across jurisdictions?
- AI Auditing Regimes: How should model access decisions be made, and what institutions should make them?
- AI Industry Cooperation: How can AI firms cooperate for the public benefit?
The successful candidate(s) will be a member of a newly formed research group. Specific projects will be determined in collaboration with the Initiative team based on Initiative needs and the post-holder’s interests and areas of expertise.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Robert Trager.
The Oxford Martin School supports the University’s commitment in fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality and values diversity. We are eager to receive applications from a diverse pool of candidates.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a CV, writing sample and supporting statement as part of your application.
The closing date is 12 noon on Monday 23 October 2023. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.