Postdoctoral Fellow, Asia Competitiveness Institute

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05 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
04 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The RA will be a member of the ACI research team, working under Professor Paul Cheung, to work on a number of projects.   

We are specifically looking for candidates with experience in quantitative research methods. Candidate must be comfortable and proficient with statistical software such as Stata.  

Candidates should have an interest in public policies and economies, as well as the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and a strong willingness to learn about new topics and tools. Excellent written and spoken English is essential. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct quantitative research  
  • Perform quantitative data analysis, simulation and estimation on ongoing and new research projects 
  • Publish research in peer-reviewed journals
  • Contribute to papers, research briefings, book chapters and summaries 
  • Prepare presentation materials for meetings, conference, etc
  • Prepare manuscripts for submission, and other administrative work


  • PhD in Economics, Mathematics or equivalent
  • Familiar with Economic Development of China and its trade relationship to ASEAN
  • Familiar in working with large economic datasets for statistical analysis
  • Good track record in publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstrate good organisational and analytical skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written English 
  • Able to multitask and manage tight timelines
  • Able to work in a team as well as independently. Must be highly self-motivated
  • Able to commit to at least 1 year of service 

More Information

ease include the following documents in the application: 

  • One-page cover letter, with a brief statement of relevant research experience
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Certificates & Transcripts (undergraduate, Masters and PhD, as relevant): Scanned copies for initial application 
  • One writing sample (min. 500 words) 
  • Details of two referees (preferably academic) who can comment on the applicant’s academic abilities and research experience 

Please send electronic submissions to 

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