The Center of Technology, Strategy & Sustainability (CTSS), endowed by Sapura Energy and housed at the Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management serves to be a leading focal point on studies of business strategies in emerging markets and their socio-political environment. This includes research interest in energy markets, innovation and technology.
The CTSS is looking for research associates for our flagship research project, Work of the Future Global Research Network (WotF-GRN) and projects related to energy sustainability and renewable energy. The research associate will also assist in other research events, seminars and workshops with the CTSS.
The WOTF-GRN project is a new international research initiative overseen by the MIT’s Industrial Performance Center, aimed at generating comparative international research to reach data-driven conclusions on topics related to the work of the future. Our vision is to generate internationally comparable knowledge about how emerging technologies are shaping innovation, international competitiveness, and the work of the future, initially focusing on the manufacturing sector. The WotF-GRN’s internationally comparable, evidence-based results will allow scholars, policymakers, businesses, and other stakeholders to develop new insights and shape strategies and policies appropriate in the context of specific countries and industries. One of GRN’s initial projects, led by Senior Researcher Dr. Timothy Sturgeon, involves collaboration in three countries: Brazil, Malaysia, and Turkey. In Malaysia, the initiative is conducted by Asia School of Business
Our research project on energy sustainability in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany, is aimed at understanding the perceptions of renewable energy and climate change in Malaysia, while also looking how perceptions change between top-down vs bottom-up influences in the society, comparing between areas where there is high renewable energy industry, high non-renewable industry and rich/poor urban areas.
DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT
Contract of one year, from July 2022 onwards.
The remuneration will be competitive, and will include EPF, health insurance and other benefits accorded to Asia School of Business staff.
LOCATION OF WORK
Following the lifting of restrictions, the location of work is expected to be at the Asia School of Business campus at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, unless movement restriction is imposed.
The research associate for the project will play the following role:
To work closely with project team on planning the research project, including qualitative and quantitative parts of the project.
To assist in identifying, communicating and performing interviews with potential interviewees.
To assist in coordinating with survey companies to perform quantitative survey.
To assist in the analysis and writing of the research results.
Assist in other research events, seminars and workshops with the CTSS.
Participate in other research projects under the CTSS, including opportunity to lead their own projects.
Qualification & Skills
Masters or Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences or specialisation in studies related to the area of research interest. Masters degree graduate are preferred
Good command of English, command in Malay is an advantage.
Proactive and able to work dynamically in a team.
Willing to travel for interviews.
Interested candidates should send their cover letter and CV to Dr Renato and Zhai Gen at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 12PM, 30th June 2022 (Malaysia Time, UTC +8).
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