Ethics & Artificial Intelligence - Researcher (R2)

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Ethics & Artificial Intelligence - Researcher (R2)

Closing Date

Friday, 31 May, 2019
Reference: 118_19_CS_HPAI_R2
Job title: Ethics & Artificial Intelligence - Researcher (R2)

About BSC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 500 staff from 44 countries.

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Context And Mission

Give support to the WP5 coordinator in AI4EU. The mission of this researcher is to support the ELSEC activities of the AI4EU consortium.

Key Duties

  • Piloting the recommendation son the EU High Level Experts Group on Trustworthy AI
  • Support coordination of the ELSEC the activities in the frame of AI4EU
  • Bridge those activities in AI4EU with the BSC ELSEC activities


  • Education
    • Ph D on Artificial Intelligence ( recently graduated)
    • Master on Artificial Intelligence or Ethics and Technology or ELSEC and Technology
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Demonstrable experience on EU Projects (> 5 years)
    • Demonstrable experience dealing with Ethical Committees and AI (> two committees)
    • Knowledge of Ethical, Legal, Social, Economic and Cultural aspects of trustworthy AI
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Demonstrable experience working in multidisciplinary teams
    • Demonstrable research on AI involving human subjects
  • Competences
    • Fluency in English
    • Fluency in a third or fourth EU language
    • Clinical trials definition
    • Disseminate research results in terms of presentations, reports and papers
    • Writing of technical reports and papers
    • Ability to take initiatives, prioritize the tasks and work under set deadlines


  • The position will be located at BSC within the Computer Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 2 years renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: 01/06/2019

Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

  • A motivation letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

  • A full CV including contact details in English


The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment

BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.

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