Aramco vacancy in Dhahran, Eastern, Saudi Arabia – Sociologist

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Position Description

Sociologist in the Digital Wellbeing Program will observe and conduct social experiments and studies on the behavior of individuals to understand their relationship with digital solution and social media platforms. Furthermore, the sociologist will observe the interaction between individuals over social media, the impact of culture in unbalanced digital usage, and the impact of these platforms on societies as a whole.

It is expected that the Applied Research Scientist will adhere to the basic steps in the scientific method when conducting research, from formulating a hypothesis to sharing findings, and finally publishing research papers.

Minimum Requirements

A successful candidate will hold a PhD degree in Sociology, cultural psychology, or other relevant fields from a recognized and approved program.

The candidate shall have a minimum of 8 years of experience in studying behaviors and societies, conducting social experiments, and publishing research papers and reports.

The candidate shall be able to demonstrate high experience in conducting social experiments and studying the impact of social influence on individuals and groups.

The candidate should have published research publications as a first-author in appropriate peer-reviewed journals in related fields.

Duties & Responsibilities

Develop research proposals that will contribute in revealing the impact of excessive digital usage on societies, and how cultures impact our usage positively or negatively.

Design digital wellbeing research projects to test theories, and how excessive digital platforms and social media usage, and online content affect individuals’ behaviors.

Explore the economic impact of individuals and groups digital interactions.

Collect and analyze data through global surveys, observations, interviews, social media posts, local and international reports, and other resources.

Build hypothesis from the collected data and draw conclusions out of them.

Prepare and publish scientific research papers, reports, articles, and presentations on their research findings.

Research and evaluate potential research and knowledge partners for the Digital Wellbeing projects.

Collaborate with other researchers, social scientist, psychologists, policy makers, governmental and NGOs, to conduct research and propose policies that will limit the negative impact of excessive digital usage and social media addiction.

Contribute in conducting literature reviews to further understand the issues of excessive digital usage and social media addiction.

About Us

Saudi Aramco’s Industrial Relations (IR) Business line is dedicated to building, maintaining and enhancing the relationships the Company develops with people and institutions inside the Kingdom and around the world. It is through the IR business line that the Company cares for the health, wellbeing and security of its employees and their families, maintains the high quality of life found in Company communities, operates the school system for the children of expatriate employees, and communicates with various audiences through a variety of media, including print publications, events, films and websites. Saudi Aramco operates one of the largest and most successful industrial and professional training programs on the planet to ensure that its employees are provided with the training they need to meet emerging challenges. The Company’s wide-ranging corporate citizenship activities, which focus on the areas of environmental protection, knowledge, community and the economy, are also the responsibility of the IR business line.

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Company: Aramco

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Mid-Senior level 

Job Location: Dhahran, Eastern, Saudi Arabia

Application Deadline: N/A

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