Title:  Experimental Psychologist - Digital Wellness

Job Req ID:  2565

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 an Experimental Psychologist to join the Ithra Digital Wellness Program of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture

Ithra is an all-purpose cultural destination, an environment for transformative experiences to unlock the power of potential through mastery in arts, science, literature and innovation. 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

Experimental Psychologist in the Digital Wellbeing Program will collaborate with the Computer Scientist, and Sociologist to conduct experiments and studies on the behavior of individuals to understand their relationship with digital solution and social media platforms


You will be required to perform the following: 

Develop research proposals that will contribute in revealing the impact of excessive digital usage on individuals’ behaviors, and the tech practices that exploits human weaknesses. 

Design digital wellbeing research projects to test theories, and how excessive digital platforms and social media usage, and online content affect individuals’ behaviors.  

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. 

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.

Minimum Requirements

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

You will have a minimum of eight years experience in studying behaviors and individuals, conducting psychological experiments, and publishing research papers and reports.

You will be able to demonstrate extensive experience in scientific method when conducting research, from formulating a hypothesis to sharing findings, and finally publishing research papers.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of variety of psychological phenomena, ranging from learning to personality to cognitive processes and how this is impacting in the digital space.

You will be able to demonstrate how to influence individual behaviors and what techniques in digital platform exploit human weaknesses, and how to overcome them.

You will be also demonstrating experience in conducting previous experiments and studying the impact of external factors on individual behaviors.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of the scientific method when conducting research, from formulating a hypothesis to sharing findings, and finally publishing research papers.

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.


Country/Region:  SA