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Posted: Friday, October 25th, 2019
JOB TITLE: Research Fellow in Ethics and Social Implications of Digital Health
DEADLINE: Monday, November 18th, 2019
LOCATION: Ethox Centre, University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
CONTACT: Nina Hallowell
Grade: 7 £32,817 - £40,322 per annum (with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.) Hours: Full time Contract type: Fixed term (Until 31st January 2022) Reporting to: Dr Nina Hallowell and Prof Michael Parker This role offers an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic team of researchers in bioethics, working on a timely and interesting set of ethical challenges in digital health. The Ethox Centre is seeking a Research Fellow to help develop a programme of research on the ethical issues arising in the The Northern Pathology Imaging Cooperative (NPIC) which aims to use AI and digital imaging to improve pathology services and develop industry. NPIC’s objectives include: implementing digital pathology at scale, developing new AI (image analysis algorithms) for prediction and prognosis, and establishing best practice for trustworthy data-sharing by developing evidence-based ethical frameworks. The research fellow will be involved in all design, planning, and team meeting discussions, including travel and participation at national programme meetings. While the primary focus of this post is to design and deliver research on NPIC, we are strongly committed to capacity building and furthering the careers of all members of our team and will help identify opportunities for growth and skill development throughout the course of the project. The Ethox Centre is an internationally-recognised multidisciplinary bioethics research centre located within the Nuffield Department of Population Health in the University of Oxford. The Centre has a staff of around 30 researchers, postgraduate students and administrators and enjoys a regular flow of international researchers of a very high calibre through its international research links. The Centre’s Director is Professor Michael Parker. The Ethox Centre aims to improve ethical standards in healthcare practice and in medical research through education, research, and the provision of ethics support to health professionals and medical researchers. The Centre aims in all its activities to be close to practice and seeks to engage with ethical issues faced by real world actors in real world settings. An implication of this is that particular value is placed on approaches to research bringing together empirical social science research and ethical analysis. For more information please visit: For full details of the role and how to apply, please see:

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