De Montfort University, Leicester

Another great opportunity to join the Human Brain Project (HBP), an EU funded Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship, as a PhD candidate has opened at De Montfort University (DMU). This fully-funded studentship is being offered by the university’s leading Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR), a research centre focusing on ethical and social issues of information and communication technologies. The DMU HBP team focuses on responsible research and innovation, compliance management, dual-use, ethics-related data governance, data protection, and ethics of artificial intelligence.
The aim of this studentship is to investigate the conceptual and empirical ethical issues of the HBP with a view to enabling the project to continue responsibly, accountably, and in a socially acceptable manner. Suggestions for possible PhD research topics can be found here, however, the finer details of the research to be undertaken will be agreed upon with the HBP DMU team led by Professor Bernd Stahl.

Funding

The successful applicant who joins the program will receive an annual tax-free stipend for the 3 years, starting at £15,285 from October 2020. UK Home/EU tuition fees will be paid for the 3 years.
Due to funding restrictions, applications are open to UK/EU students only.

Ideal Candidate

You are an enthusiastic individual seeking to further your research career and experience in a large, multidisciplinary and multicultural research setting.
You are able to demonstrate an interest in at least one of the research areas of the DMU HBP team i.e. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), compliance management, dual-use, ethics-related data governance, data protection, and ethics of artificial intelligence.
You are committed to submitting your final thesis in three years and are happy to work in a team, contribute to the overall team effort and collaborate with colleagues on developing research ideas, collecting and analysing data, and working on high-quality publications.

How to apply

Please follow instructions on how to apply at DMU’s application portal linked here
Note: When applying please ensure that Professor Bernd Stahl is identified as the named academic in the Proposed Programme of Study tab which you will find in the application portal.
For any queries please contact bstahl@dmu.ac.uk

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is 05 June 2020.

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