Research Fellow in AI Ethics

Job offer posted on 1 July 2022

DesCartes Program (Work Package 6) is looking for a Research Fellow in AI Ethics, as part of the DesCartes program, which aims to develop disruptive hybrid AI to serve the smart city and to enable optimized decision-making in complex situations, encountered for critical urban systems.


The DesCartes programme is developing a hybrid AI, combining Learning, Knowledge and Reasoning, which has good properties (need for less resources and data, security, robustness, fairness, respect for privacy, ethics), and demonstrated on industrial applications of the smart city (digital energy, monitoring of structures, air traffic control).

The program brings together 80 permanent researchers (half from France, half from Singapore), with the support of large industrial groups (Thales SG, EDF SG, ESI group, CETIM Matcor, ARIA etc.).

The research will take place mainly in Singapore, at the premises of CNRS@CREATE, with a competitive salary and generous funding for missions.

Read more about the DesCartes program here.


On a general level, applicants will be selected through a careful assessment of their qualification suitability, synergy and alignment with the work package “Ethics of Autonomy and Care in AI Decision-making”. They are expected to:

a. Carry out analysis in the areas of ethics (related to AI, environment, human-robot/drone interactions);
b. Provide support to the organization of international workshops and conferences;
c. Contribute to the internal meetings of the project by minuting meetings;
d. Carry out scientific research within the project

The ideal candidate will be adept at critically analyzing and engaging the literature in most of the abovementioned areas and be able to draw connections across multiple disciplines and competing theoretical perspectives. The applicant should have excellent writing skills and be familiar with the structure of a systematic literature review. We are looking for resourceful, meticulous, independent self-motivated researcher who will take initiative, and who is excited by an exploration of the theoretical understanding of AI-human interaction and the ethics of smart cities.


Minimum Years of Work Experience: 1 year
Minimum Qualification Level: PhD Degree
Field of Study: Ethics, Philosophy, Political Science, Moral Psychology, Developmental Psychology, STS (Science, Technology Society), Sociology


Gross Monthly Salary Range (SGD): 6,000-7,200
Workplace Address: CREATE Tower, 1 Create Way #08-01 Singapore 138602

Interested applicants please send your resume to Jennifer Ang (Prof) – and Vanessa Nurock (Prof) –
Please attach your full CV, with the names and contacts (including email addresses) of two character referees.
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