I’ve just received the letter of appointment for the position of a Research Fellow to a major research and development institution in Malaysia. The institution has more than 500 researchers on staff and is a well recognised organisation in Malaysia.
Reading about Research Fellows, I had originally thought that it was just like a post-doctoral position – i.e. just a regular part of research. I didn’t realise that it was any big deal until I realised that the appointment letter was signed by the CEO of the organisation.
The appointment is time limited and scope limited, and I’ll be paid a monthly allowance for all my troubles.
As an immediate benefit, I will be able to list this as an addition to my CV. However, in the bigger picture, I do not know where this appointment will lead me and if it will open more doors. At the very least, I hope to have some fun playing around with them toys.
I do hope that I would be able to help them achieve their objectives within the time and scope that I am given. I will definitely try my best to do a good job at this. I hope that they will also find me a useful addition to their team.
I’m looking forward to having some fun.