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Senior Research Associate, Centre for Global Challenges
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May 7, 2021
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Tel no. (66-2) 524-5056
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Senior Research Associate
Centre for Global Challenges

General Function:
Areas of Research: Infrastructure, Energy and Water Markets, Institutions, Regulation, Pricing

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction and guidance provided by the Centre Director:

  • Develop ‘platforms’ and ‘Data-bases’ on global energy, water, and infrastructure markets
  • Develop research proposals seeking external funding  
  • Implement research projects; this will typically involve:
    • Analysis of institutional (Structure, Ownership, Regulatory) dimensions of energy/water markets 
    • Assessment of pre- and post-reform productivity of energy/water markets
    • Development of scenarios for future trends in energy/water markets
    • Analysis of global Infrastructure trends, infrastructure linkages and multipliers
    • Preparation of papers, review reports - for wider publication   
  • Organize customized executive training programs
  • Promote professional dialogues with Centre partners and other interests
  • Contribute to the preparation high-level policy briefs
  • Organize public events – workshops, symposia, etc. 

Required Qualifications:

Education and Knowledge:

  • Doctoral degree in Energy/Water/Infrastructure Policy, with focus on markets,  reforms, institutions -   from a reputable institution
  • Bachelor and Master degrees in cognate disciplines
  • Advanced knowledge of mega trends and issues in energy/water markets, infrastructure, institutions, governance, productivity – in Asian and global contexts


  • Substantive experience in public or private sectors or university settings, or multilateral organizations in:
    • Energy/Water/Infrastructure policy related work, including market structures, regulation, productivity assessment, analysis of infrastructure linkages and multipliers
    • Developing large research proposals, application of general- and partial-equilibrium and econometric models, resource and socio-economy linkages
    • Report writing, and presentations at public fora.
  • Organization and delivery of customized training programs on energy/water markets and infrastructure-related themes


  • Ability to work under tight time pressures, and with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Superior command of written and spoken English.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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