UN University Computing and Society (UNU-CS) Research Fellowships

The United Nations University is recruiting Research Fellows for its new Institute on Computing and Society - UNU-CS - in Macau.

UNU-CS is a new research institute at the intersections of information and communication technologies and international development. UNU-CS will lead in investigating and inventing human-centered ICTs and policies addressing some of the priority areas central to the United Nations. The Institute is headed by Professor Mike Best a senior figure in the ICT4D community who also holds positions at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and who is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the ICT4D journal Information Technologies and International Development. 

UNU-CS is seeking to hire Research Fellows to staff two of its emerging action-oriented research labs:

• Peace Tech Lab: ICTs for peacebuilding and to support human security, respond to crises, and mitigate human displacement.
• Small Data Lab: Crowdsourcing data, creating actionable knowledge from data, empowering the crowd with data they trust, improving global datasets with local data.

Minimum qualifications for junior research positions: A new PhD degree, or a master’s degree with at least three years directly relevant working experience. Demonstrated research promise. Minimum qualifications for mid-career research positions: A PhD degree, or terminal advanced degree, and at least 5 years directly relevant research work experience. Record of scholarly publications. Desired experience and skills: Proficiency with modern computer programming environments. Skills in human computer interaction, user interfaces, data analytics, and/or data visualization, or related areas. Excellent skills in written and spoken English. Passion for the mission of the United Nations and UNU-CS. Willingness to work in a dynamic start-up environment and to help build a leading global research institute. Strong teamwork skills and a willingness to work collaboratively in an inter-disciplinary and international setting.

Remuneration for junior positions start at US$3,907 per month and for mid-career positions at US$5,641 per month. UN income is not subject to taxes in Macau. Benefits include rent-free housing in Macau. Please note that Research Fellowships are contract positions falling outside of the United Nations Common System.
Positions are generally for 12 months and renewable subject to performance and funding availability.
For more information and to apply please email cs-info@unu.edu.

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