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Research Assistant/ PhD Candidate

22.04.2020 12:50 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

University of St. Gallen

Research Assistant/ PhD Candidate interested in pursuing a PhD in Organisation Studies and Cultural Theory researching the impact of AI technologies, algorithms and datafication on everyday life working closely with Prof. Barassi on a project titled: The Human Error: AI, Algorithmic Bias and the failure of Digital Profiling.

The envisioned starting date for this 60% position is the 1st of September 2020.

Salary 50’367 CHF per year

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Excellent grades in a Master degree, preferably in the areas of sociology, anthropology, media studies, information studies, cultural studies or general social sciences
  • Interest and passion in the following areas of research: AI technologies, data privacy, data rights, algorithmic bias, AI Ethics
  • Interest and passion for qualitative methodologies especially ethnographic methodologies. Prior experience of ethnographic research (e.g. dissertation project) is a strong advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English; fluency in German preferable but not mandatory

The role:

  • A research assistant at the mcm institute typically completes his or her PhD within three to four years and has the following responsibilities:
  • Supporting the chair and the Postdoctoral researcher in The Human Error Project
  • Joint research activities, and possibly writing together
  • Attending scientific conferences and organizing doctoral events
  • Institute - related support
  • Occasional teaching support if needed

If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested please follow this link.



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