Asia School of Business

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(I) Overview

The Master of Central Banking Program and the Central Banking Research Centre at the Asia School of Business are searching for an Academic Associate/Research Assistant (AA/RA) to join the team. The position is a three-year fixed-term position based at the Asia School of Business Campus in Kuala Lumpur.

(II) Key Responsibilities

AA/RA is expected to contribute to the preparation of teaching material and research projects. Some administrative tasks such as seminar or conference organization is also required. More specifically, typical responsibilities include the following:

•Conduct literature reviews
•Collect and analyze data
•Write and maintain programs in specialized software (preferably in R, and additionalsoftwares)
•Prepare material to assist in teaching
•Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations
•Help organizing seminars and workshops/conferences

(III) Education Background
1. Master’s Degree holder in Economics is preferred and/or Bachelor’s Degree holder(from appropriately accredited institutions).
2. Background of your Master’s and/or Bachelor’s and your expertise must include, some ora combination, of the following: Economics, econometrics analysis, statistics and dataanalysis.
3. Competent programmer in specialized softwares such as R, Matlab, Python or Stata andwillingness to learn new programming languages.

(IV) Preferred Qualifications
3 to 5 years’ direct experience. Candidate with research and academic experience would bedesirable. Strong interest in academic writing is also desirable.

(V) Competencies Required in addition to the above
• Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail.
• Interest in working in a very fast-paced and dynamic environment.
• Ability to communicate complex information with substantial impact.
• Work on multiple projects at the same time.
• Excellent research skills with proven record.
• Capacity to conduct research independently.

Position Requirements

Qualifications & Skills

  1. Holds a university degree in Accounting and/or Finance, complemented by membership and professional qualification in the same field(s).
  2. Demonstrates extensive and comprehensive knowledge, coupled with practical experience in both Accounting and/or Finance.


  1. Extensive professional and management experience at a senior level, ideally with exposure to the higher education institutions or publicly funded organizations.
  2. A well-rounded background, including external audit and commercial experience, demonstrating a focus on stakeholder engagement.
  3. Strong analytical skills with excellent interpersonal, presentation, and influencing capabilities.
  4. Demonstrable expertise in financial control and analysis, showcasing a deep understanding of fiscal management.
  5. Experience in spearheading the development and implementation of centralized procurement units, demonstrating a proven ability to optimize purchasing strategies, enhance operational efficiency, and ensure cost-effective resource allocation.
  6. Proven track record in risk management, encompassing identification, comprehensive assessment, and highly effective mitigation of financial risks.
  7. Familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, with a demonstrated ability to leverage on technology for enhanced financial management.

Minimum Qualification and Skills Required

  • Excellent command of English and Malay (spoken and written) – both in research writing and also on business writing. 
  • Excellent general administration and Project Management skills.
  • Excellent skills in using Microsoft office software and other project planning tools.
  • Excellent organisational and collaboration skills, strong team player that can lead and delegate to teams.
  • Self-motivated to initiate, operate and manage multiple different operations in the research project and research center.
  • Timely and detailed-oriented in managing operations and administration.

Required Qualifications

Minimum 5 years working experience in relevant field.


The base salary will be in the range of RM5,500 to RM6,500, and EPF, SOCSO and insurance will be included.

Interested applicants are urged to submit their resume, cover letter and any relevant additional documentation.