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Posted: Monday, February 17th, 2020
JOB TITLE: Research Assistant/Associate
DEADLINE: Sunday, March 15th, 2020
LOCATION: RWTH Aachen University
Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CONTACT: Prof. Dr. Saskia Nagel
TELEPHONE: 00 49 241 80 25486
The group of Applied Ethics and Ethics of Technology at RWTH Aachen University (Germany) is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow or PhD candidate to work on a project on the ethical impact of AI in medical diagnosis.

The project is a cooperation with partners from medicine and Artificial Intelligence. Here is the job ad:

Job description: The position is part of the ELSA-AID project which is a cooperation of partners from ethics, medicine and AI. In the ELSA-AID project, the key objective is a sensitive analysis of ethical, social, and professional issues of AI-aided diagnostics as part of precision medicine in the clinic. The main objective of your work is to explore the ethical impact of AI in diagnosis on the patient-physician relationship and discuss new understandings of responsibilities and trust in human-AI-systems.

You will be entrusted with tasks in the project that focus on the ethical questions in close cooperation with partners in medicine and medical technology development, as well as with further tasks in research and teaching. This includes assistance in teaching and research in the area of Applied Ethics. We expect you to publish research results in international, competitive journals.

Position type: The position is for 3 years and is to be filled as soon as possible. This is a full-time position. It is also available as part-time employment per request. The salary corresponds to level E 13 TV-L.

Application deadline: March 15 2020

How to apply: Please send a letter of motivation, CV, project proposal in the field of AI in diagnosis up to 750 words, certificates, publication list if applicable, and the names of two references, by email to Saskia Nagel (

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