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Research Associate for Center for Sustainable Small-owners (CSS)


The Research Associate position is hosted by the Asia School of Business (ASB) at the Center for Sustainable Small-owners (CSS) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The RA will examine the upstream oil palm supply chain and work with existing qualitative and quantitative data collected from a multi-year project. The candidate will be primarily responsible for conducting analysis of existing data sets, assisting and taking leadership in writing manuscripts. The current position is for one years with an yearly renewal The candidate should be comfortable traveling locally within Malaysia.

An ideal candidate will have demonstrated research and leadership in supply chain sustainability. Additional responsibilities may include – meeting project sponsors, stakeholders and assisting research staff in all matters related to the project. Candidates are expected to support center activities when appropriate including presenting results and findings to various audiences. Good presentation skills are desirable.


An ideal candidate would have completed an MS or Masters in one of the fields such as Supply Chain, Sustainability, Industrial Ecology, Social Sciences, Agri-Business or a related discipline. Proficiency with English writing and communication with excellent technical writing skills are a must.

Candidate must have experience with research methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative data, knowledge of statistical softwares and analytics tools is a plus. Preference will be given to those with both methodological and practical work experience.

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