Position Available with RAship


Date Posted: 05/28/2015
Job Code: MKL003
City: Medical Genetics Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia


We are currently looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic MSc or PhD candidates to work on a project related to Major Depressive Disorders. The candidate is expected to have:

a) For Master candidate: Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology / Genetics with CGPA > 3.250 / 4.000

b) For PhD candidate: First class Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology / Genetics OR Master of Science degree in the field of Molecular Biology / Genetics with CGPA > 3.000 / 4.000 or demonstrated a good track record in scientific communications and publications.

Selected candidate is expected to work on but not limited to the following scope of research activities:

a) able to travel (travel reimbursement is available) and recruit subjects from selected hospitals,

b) interview subjects using established set of questionnaires

c) perform mutation screening on selected susceptible genes

d) perform gene expression profiling on selected genes

e) measuring the level of inflammatory markers in the peripheral blood.

Contact: Interested candidates please contact Dr. Michael KH Ling immediately before 5 June 2015 via email – [email protected], with a cover letter and a full and updated CV.

Start date: 15 June 2015

Research Assistant-ship: RM1500 until you receive your MSc/PhD scholarship

MSc/PhD candidature: Starting Semester 1, Session 2015/2016

MSc/PhD scholarship: Candidate is expected to secure a MSc or PhD scholarship upon enrollment into the programme.

International Students

While International Students are being accepted, we do require you to have a good knowledge of English with proof of AT LEAST ONE of the following:

  • TOEFL minimum score 550
  • Computer Test - minimum score 213;
  • Internet Test - minimum score 79-80
  • IELTS minimum score 6.5 valid cerification

Application Procedure

Enquiries and application shall be addressed to Michael KH Ling. Informal pre-application enquiries are welcome. Formal applications should include a CV, a summary of the Bachelor/Master/PhD thesis, copies of degree certificates and names of two scientists who could provide letters of support.