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Research Fellow (Survey Methodology - Building Trust and Digital Resilience)

Closing date
21 Jul 2024

Job Description

We are recruiting 2 researchers to work on a major research project on building trust and digital resilience: and

We are seeking applications for two full-time postdoctoral researcher/research fellow positions to work on building a theoretical framework to examine factors that affect public trust in digitalization, alongside trust in government and public institutions to manage associated risks. Through multi-city large scale surveys and online experiments, the study seeks to understand public attitudes towards technology, the digital information pipeline, and the role of government. This research will contribute to policy design and the implementation of digital technologies in a way that is sensitive to public concerns and expectations.

The two positions are available from Q3 2024 (reasonably earlier or later start date is negotiable) for 3 years each. The researchers are expected to have significant experience in designing and conducting survey research with a focus on digital technologies, platforms, AI, public trust, or other closely related areas.   The project using a policy design lens will contribute to the literature on building trust in digitalization through mixed-method research in multiple phases. The project will conceptualise trust in digital information and examining factors such as trust in technology and trust in government.

Please provide CV, 3 writing samples (preferably journal articles) and a letter of interest indicating your expertise and experiences in survey methodology as well as potential contribution to research in sphere 3 on regulation and policy considerations for building trust and digital resilience.


Applicants must have a relevant PhD before starting the position. The ideal applicant has a background and interest in multidisciplinary research in public policy with a focus on digital technologies, platforms, AI, public trust, or a closely related area and has a strong publication track record. The applicant must have experience and aptitude for qualitative and quantitative research relevant to this multidisciplinary project particularly in designing and conducting large scale Surveys. Research experience and track record in conducting primary data collection and analysis in Asia is a plus. Strong applicants from social sciences, communications, information science, or related fields, as well as interdisciplinary scholars trained and published in Public Policy  with a focus on digital technologies, AI, public trust, or a closely related area are encouraged to apply.

PhD degree and 0-2 years of work experience in a related area aside from years dedicated to graduate studies for postdoctoral researcher position. Applicants with more than 2 years of postdoctoral research experience post PhD will be considered for postdoctoral fellowship or senior fellowship positions based on their research experience and demonstrated capabilities in research excellence, developing research programs and in-depth knowledge, skill and expertise.

Additional requirements

  • Expertise in quantitative data analysis methods for surveys
  • Relevant programming experience for statistical analysis and visualisations for surveys
  • Knowledge of technology adoption and trust research
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • The ability to follow instructions, adhere to deadlines and demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of ethical considerations in research involving human participants

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