Are you interested in working for one of Europe's leading research universities? Do you specialise in the topic of human/nonhuman (algorithmic) decision-making in public health, with extensive research experience in China?
of Anthropology at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
is seeking a postdoctoral researcher who will work within the research project HEALTH-AI, funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant. The project is led by Dr. Roanne van Voorst. The postdoctoral researcher will be part of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR
) programme group Exploring Diversity.
The HEALTH_AI project empirically investigates how medical experts collaborate with algorithms. Together with our team (consisting of the Principal Investigator, 2 PhDs, an assistant and you, as the Postdoctoral researcher), we will study a multi-sited ethnography of a currently evolving revolution in global health systems: big data/AI-informed national health governance. We are interested in how medical experts collaborate with computer systems. When do humans follow, or deviate from algorithms? How do algorithms influence human decision-making? What other cultural and organizational factors are impacting upon the decision-making? The team will study this topic in 6 country cases, of which 2 (China and the UK) will be conducted by the Postdoctoral researcher. Besides doing fieldwork in China and the UK, the postdoctoral researcher will co-develop a methodological toolkit, to be tested and finetuned in collaboration with the other researchers.What are you going to do
As a postdoc specialized in human collaboration with computer systems in the realm of public health, you will empirically investigate this topic through long-term fieldwork in China and the UK. You will work closely with the PI and two PhD researchers, to finetune theory on human decision-making works, in organisations where these humans make decisions in collaboration with computer systems. Moreover, together with the PI, you will co-develop innovative techniques attuned to research future scenarios. These methods will result in a gamified toolkit, as well as in an Online Open Massive Course.
Your work will include:
- conducting fieldwork in China and the UK;
- co-developing a methodological toolkit, drawing on literature review and consultations with methods experts across disciplines;
- engage in critical dialogues with fellow team members and contribute to theoretical innovations and data analysis of the larger project;
- writing single-authored and/or co-authored articles. The minimum requirement per year is one single-authored paper in a peer-reviewed journal and/or one co-authored paper with a fellow team member or with scholars in a relevant field;
- participating in and helping to organize conferences, workshops, seminars and other scholarly activities;
- contribute to popular dissemination of the research results, and undertake administrative tasks related to the project;
- be based in the Netherlands and take an active part in the research environment at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research;
- potentially: additional teaching tasks, but only upon availability and agreed upon in mutual consultation (max 0.1 to 0.2 fte).