PRINCIPAL RESEARCH FELLOW / RESEARCH FELLOW
Our Fellows conduct independent research or work collaboratively with researchers within one of our active Labs.
- Your responsibilities will include contributing substantively to the research work and outputs of UNU-CS by conducting desk and field research, and social and computing scientific scholarship as appropriate to specific research tasks.
- You will be working under the direct supervision of the Director of UNU-CS, Dr. Michael Best.
- You will identify, compile and undertake reviews of published and unpublished documents.
- You will be expected to prepare drafts and final reports of your research activities for publication. You will also need to disseminate these research publications locally and internationally in a variety of forms, as agreed with the Director.
- Part of your responsibilities will include attending meetings and discussions with key people related to the research projects and activities.
- You will be expected to produce policy impact through dissemination of key scholarly findings to appropriate stakeholders, as agreed with the Director.
- Your responsibilities will include collaborating on project planning and project administration, assuming responsibility for the administrative requirements relating to your research activities. Your duties will also include planning, coordinating and evaluating the effectiveness of workshops and other activities.
- You may need to assist in organizing capacity building activities, workshops and conferences related to the work of UNU-CS.
- Part of your responsibilities will likely include supervision of the Institute’s postgraduate and postdoctoral candidates, as required.
- You will need to carry out these responsibilities while residing full-time in Macau SAR China for the duration of your contract. Some international travel may be required.
- Your work will also include assisting the Director in liaising with potential donors and collaborators. For this purpose, you will need to be proactive in mobilizing external funding for your research activities that fall within the scope of UNU-CS research programmes, as agreed with the Director.
For Research Fellow positions, you need to possess:
- A PhD degree;
- Or a Master’s degree with at least three years directly relevant working experience. Demonstrated research promise.
For Principal Research Fellow positions, you need:
- A PhD degree, or terminal advanced degree, and at least five years directly relevant research work experience. You will also need to have a sound record of scholarly publications.
Both positions also require:
- Proficiency with modern computer programming and analysis environments.
- Skills in relevant social and/or computing scientific disciplines.
- Familiarity with interdisciplinary research methodologies and conceptual frameworks.
- Excellent communication and drafting skills, with proficiency in both oral and written English.
- Willingness to work in a dynamic start-up environment and to help build a leading global research institute.
- Strong interpersonal skills, sensitivity and respect for diversity to facilitate working in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment.
Emerging researchers with passion and commitment to our work, and current postgraduate (masters or PhD) students (especially those in local area universities) are invited to join as Research Assistants. Highly mature and motivated undergraduate (bachelor) students are also welcome to apply. Research Assistants work collaboratively with Fellows within one of our active Labs.
VISITING FELLOW / VISITING RESEARCH ASSISTANT
The UNU-CS Visiting Fellows Program is particularly well suited for short-term posts for established researchers. Based upon availability, housing and stipends are available. Our Fellows conduct independent research or work collaboratively with researchers within one of our active Labs. Our Visiting Research Assistant positions are perfect for emerging and young researchers interested in working collaboratively with UNU-CS scholars. These positions last from 3-9 months and are based in Macau. Free housing and a small stipend are available for certain qualified applicants. Insurance and transportation to/from Macau are not provided. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and current CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter should make clear the dates the candidate would like to spend in Macau and what project(s) or researcher(s) they think would best fit their interests and skill sets.
SHORT-TERM STUDENT RESEARCH POSITIONS
Undergraduate or graduate students interested in gaining quality research experience in the field of ICTD can apply to spend a minimum of 2 months in Macau working closely with our interdisciplinary research team. Qualified applicants who find a genuine interest in the Labs and projects currently pursued can apply by sending an application form, their CV and a cover letter to email@example.com. Please make explicit the project(s) you would like to work with and how you think you might contribute. Free housing and a small stipend of US$500 per month will be offered to selected candidates. However, insurance and transportation to/from Macau are not provided.