STS-are sökes till doktorandtjänst för forskning om AI inom biomedicin
The project is led by Francis Lee (http://francislee.org/) at the unit for Science and Technology Studies at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, sweden.
5 year salaried PhD position with full Swedish benefits
The position is a 5 year salaried PhD position that will investigate the consequences of introducing AI in precision medicine from a social science perspective. The PhD position is salaried providing 5 years of full-time employment as a PhD student. This includes full Swedish benefits such as paid holidays and parental leave.
AI: A new scientific revolution? Dilemmas, debates, & challenges
Today, new digital tools and methods create a growing flood of Big data. In order to manage this growing flood of data, many data-driven research projects in biomedicine are turning to new analytical methods using AI. As a result, we are currently experiencing an explosive introduction of AI in biomedicine. AI seems to promise a whole new way of producing knowledge about the world.
But what are the consequences of introducing AI in biomedical knowledge production? What happens to knowledge production when human judgment and the traditional scientific method are supplemented with, and sometimes replaced by, AI and the analysis of large amounts of data? How do actors handle the introduction of AI in the biosciences? What are the debates that AI lead to? Challenges? Dilemmas?
We are looking for candidates with a master's level degree from the social sciences, humanities, or engineering with a strong interest in how technology is intertwined with knowledge production. Relevant degrees can be in for instance in STS, sociology, anthropology, communication studies, or other related fields. Additional qualifications for applicants with a MSc (Science or Engineering) degree are a Master's thesis on a social scientifically themed topic and experience/interest in working with qualitative social science methods.
Send any questions to Francis Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are accepted through Chalmers recruitment system.