Open Position: Research Scientist – AI and Ethics.

Frankfurt Big Data Lab:

Open Position:   Research Scientist –  AI and Ethics.    

The Frankfurt Big Data Lab is looking for an outstanding and motivated researcher to join the strong network of researchers working on the definition of an assessment process for Ethical AI, called Z-inspection.
Z-inspection is being currently developed by the team of Prof. Zicari at the Frankfurt Big Data Lab and it could be part of an   Ethics by Design process, or if the AI has already been designed, it can be used to do an   ethical sanity check, so that a certain AI Ethical standard of care is achieved. It can be used by a variety of AI stakeholders.

Z-inspection is an open development and incremental improvement to establish our process and brand (“Z Inspected”). The project is interdisciplinary in its nature.

More info on our research work on AI and Ethics is available here:

This is our team:

The candidate will also help teaching Z-inspection in classes and help at the Summer School on AI and Ethics we will organize in August 2020:

Applicants should have a PhD (or being in process of completing a PhD) in a subject that is relevant to the research area, a strong research track record, expertise in Machine Learning, an interest in AI and Ethics, and fluent written and verbal communication skills in English.

The salary for Research Scientist (WIMi) is based on the department’s salary scale.

Starting date
By agreement

Appointment time
The position is a full time research position (WiMi) with duration till March 30, 2021.


Applications, written in English, should include:

  •  Curriculum Vitae (including a publication list and three referees)

Please send your application by mail to


Deadline for the application is   March 30, 2020