Research Assistant, Centre for Trusted Internet and Community

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 13 Dec 2023

14 Nov 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Computer science
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

13 Dec 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description


The National University of Singapore Centre for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC) is dedicated to the inter-disciplinary study of the Internet and its implications on the society of the future. The first-of-its-kind centre will integrate social and behavioural science research, digital technologies, data-driven approaches, and policy studies to holistically examine the Internet and its societal impact including topics such as the future of privacy, freedom of expression, misinformation and disinformation, as well as maintaining social security and stability.

This is an exciting opportunity to join us as a Research Assistant in Computational Social Science under a new programme titled “Digital Information Resilience: Restoring Trust and Nudging Behaviours in Digitalisation”.

Job Description

  • As a Research Assistant (RA) in Computational Social Science with CTIC, you will work closely with the Principal Investigator on a research problem related to news on social media.
  • Research Assistants with a communication research background will be tasked to focus on human evaluation and news consumption (Communication research).
  • Research Assistants with a computer science or related background will be tasked to focus on natural language processing and generation (NLProc, Large Language Models or LLMs, Computational Linguistics).

Job Responsibilities

As a Research Assistant with CTIC, you will have the following duties: 
Conduct literature reviews

  • Comm Research RAs:
    • Plan and conduct experiments on human perception and consumption of online news.
    • Collect data and analyze it using tools like SPSS, R, and Excel
  • CS Research RAs:
    • Plan and conduct experiments on the modeling of different facets of news and news quality
    • Train models, finetune LLMs, collect data and analyze it
  • Write op-eds for university blogs and popular media.

Oversee participant recruitment and logistics for survey experiments
Each research paper will have the following phases to it:

  • Phase 1 – Literature reviews 
  • Phase 2 – CS research design, or Social Science research design, including IRB applications. 
  • Phase 3 – Data collection and pre-processing.
  • Phase 4 – Data analysis and result tabulation.
  • Phase 5 – Research communication and writing of papers.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s degree in Communications or Computer Science (or in any other closely related field).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: NUS Centre for Trusted Internet & Community
Department: NUS Centre for Trusted Internet & Community
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID: 22375

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