Ref: KP658-704

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer.

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco's value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations' spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom's vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

We are seeking a Sociologist to join Ithra Digital Wellbeing program of King Abdulaziz Center of World Culture (Ithra).

The Digital Wellbeing program is a global flagship initiative by Ithra with very high ambitions to tackle the issues from unbalanced and excessive digital usage, and to promote a balanced and moderate healthy relationship with digital solutions

The Sociologist primary role is to 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.


Minimum Requirements

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

You will have a minimum of Eight years of experience in studying behaviors and societies, conducting social experiments, and publishing research papers and reports.

You will be also demonstrating high experience in conducting social experiments and studying the impact of social influence on individuals and groups.

Adhere to the basic steps in the scientific method when conducting research, from formulating a hypothesis to sharing findings, and finally publishing research papers, is also necessary.

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

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, and 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.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world's biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs - one of the largest in the world.

About the Company

Saudi Aramco is an integrated global energy enterprise. The company markets and exports crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas liquids and sulfur. It also ships crude oil worldwide through an affiliated company and participates in petroleum refining and marketing activities at home and abroad. Its overseas affiliates are in the United States, Egypt, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

Saudi Aramco's subsidiaries span the globe, with offices in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Leiden, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul.

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