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Senior AI Expert

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Salary: Competitive

Permanent

Senior AI Expert – HealthAI – The Global Agency for Responsible AI in Health – Geneva – Hybrid

HealthAI (formerly known as I-DAIR) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization focused on the use of Responsible AI in the health sector. It has recently launched a new strategy to work with countries to expand their capacity to regulate AI in health systems by establishing and supporting in-country regulatory mechanisms. Similar to the process for pharmaceuticals and medical devices, these regulatory mechanisms review, validate, and certify AI technologies against standards of safety, ethics, and efficacy. By working closely with international organisations, implementing global standards and forging connections between countries, HealthAI strengthens the global ecosystem that puts safe, effective AI tools in the hands of health workers and patients around the world.

Job Description:

As the Senior AI Expert at HealthAI you will report directly to the CEO and support the co-creation and implementation of regulatory mechanisms for AI in health across HealthAI’s global network of countries and regions. Your expertise in AI will be crucial in ensuring that the regulatory frameworks and validation processes developed are robust, effective, and aligned with the latest advancements in AI technology. In this role, you will leverage your deep understanding of AI to inform and shape policies and guidelines that govern AI applications in

health. This will involve collaborating closely with government bodies, international organizations, and healthcare stakeholders to establish validation standards that ensure the safe, ethical, and equitable use of AI in healthcare.

Your leadership will be vital in positioning HealthAI as a key player in implementing global benchmarks for responsible AI in the health sector, aligning with the organization’s commitment to advancing AI solutions that are not only innovative but also adhere to the highest standards of ethical and regulatory compliance.

In this position, you will:

  • Lead the development of a simulation lab: lead the conceptualization and development of a simulation lab to test emerging global standards and validation tools at the country level in a sandbox environment with early adopter countries
  • Establishment of Regulatory Mechanisms: Work closely with HealthAI’s Health Technology Regulation Specialist to support the co-creation and strengthening of national and regional validation mechanisms for responsible AI in health. Provide expert guidance to ensure these mechanisms are effective, ethical, and aligned with global standards.
  • Development of a Global Regulatory Network: Establish information management systems for rapid notification of adverse AI events and best practice sharing within the Global Regulatory Network.
  • Development of an AI Solution Repository: Drive the development of a repository of validated AI solutions for health. Ensure the repository reflects the latest innovations and meets diverse healthcare needs globally.
  • Advisory Role on Policy and Regulation: Provide thought leadership and advisory support on AI trends, policies and regulations. Work closely with international partners and organizations to shape responsible AI governance in healthcare.
  • Collaborative Leadership with International Initiatives: Actively engage with initiatives such as WHO’s Global Initiative on AI for Health and collaborate with groups like the OECD to enhance HealthAI’s influence and effectiveness in AI governance.
  • Risk Management and Ethical AI Deployment: Lead the identification, assessment, and mitigation of risks associated with AI deployment in healthcare. Ensure that all AI initiatives adhere to the highest ethical standards and responsible AI practices.
  • Operational Duties: Given the startup nature of HealthAI you will not shy away from supporting the leadership team as necessary in running the company with respect to budgeting, and reporting as well as supporting IT operational topics such as managing vendors, introducing AI automation and further developing the internal control framework.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in AI, Computer Science or Health Informatics
  • Years of experience in AI, with a significant focus on healthcare, ideally involved in the development of regulated SaMD AI solutions.
  • Proven track record in AI strategy development, particularly in healthcare settings.
  • In-depth knowledge of global AI regulations, guidelines, and ethical principles.
  • Broad Information Technology Know-How, understanding of relevant processes, standards and assurances such as ITIL, ISO, SOC etc.
  • Knowledge and experience in global health and/or in health system management will be an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to convey complex concepts to a diverse audience.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required and fluency in French, a strong advantage.
  • Personal skills and competencies
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Ability to lead complex, multi-faceted AI initiatives strategically.
  • Exceptional communication skills, diplomatic as well as culturally sensitive
  • Strong negotiation, and presentation abilities
  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform;
  • Strategic thinker, able to see the big picture and to identify when and how to change priorities;
  • Self-motivated and able to perform calmly under tight deadlines;
  • Passion for learning and a “start-up mindset”, able to easily switch between strategic and operational responsibilities;
  • Strong attention to detail.

Recruiter: Olivia Clark

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