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Research Fellow – AI Trust & Transparency, Defence and Security

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HOURS: 36 hours

The Alan Turing Institute

Named in honour of Alan Turing, the Institute is a place for inspiring, exciting work and we need passionate, sharp, and innovative people who want to use their skills to contribute to our mission to  make great leaps in data science and AI research to change the world for the better.

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The Alan Turing Institute’s Defence and Security has three aims – to support defence and national security agencies to keep societies and citizens safe; to protect the privacy and security of citizens, institutions, and industry; and to contribute to the global good by enabling societies around the world to derive benefit and prosper from emerging technology. To achieve these aims, the programme has formed long-term strategic partnerships, with the UK Government defence and security organisations, and a range of academic and industry partners


The Research Fellow will work across the research portfolio to leverage the current understanding within the Institute to support the delivery of research and advice relating to the application of Trust and Transparency to AI within defence and security.


  • Plan and conduct research studies focussed on the specific Trust and Transparency challenges and opportunities associated with a series of Defence AI use cases.
  • Explore the context specific nature of AI Trust and Transparency when applied to next generation AI-enabled systems.
  • Develop guidance, good practice and standard setting for Trust and Transparency principles with respect to the development and use of AI-enabled systems.
  • Provide thought leadership and help inform senior MOD stakeholders about the Trust and Transparency implications of AI in defence.
  • Contribute to planning and developing Dstl’s internal Trust and Transparency capability helping to define competencies, skill mix, and training requirements within Dstl.
  • Evaluate Defence AI use cases based on a selection of the next-generation AI concepts including those being developed within the DAIC-X.

Person Specification

  • PhD or an equivalent qualification in Applied / Practitioner Ethics or a related discipline.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Defence and Security domain.
  • Understanding of artificial intelligence and digital ethics.
  • The ability to develop and implement strategic research and capability development plans.
  • Ability to report findings to wider community and to withstand challenge by relying on
  • evidence gathered and processes used for analysis.

Please see our portal for a full breakdown of the Job Description.

Terms and Conditions

This full-time position is offered on a fixed-term basis until March 2025. The annual salary is £53,576 – £55,125 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies,

The Alan Turing Institute is based at the British Library, in the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter. We expect staff to come to our office at least 4 days per month. Some roles may require more days in the office; the hiring manager will be able to confirm this during the interview.

Application procedure

Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to making sure our recruitment process is accessible and inclusive.

This includes making reasonable adjustments for candidates who have a disability or long­term condition. Please contact us at [email protected]to find out how we can assist you.

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