University of Nottingham Malaysia
Employment Opportunities

MPhil/PhD candidature in Department of Biomedical Sciences

One Position for Mphil/PhD candidate in Department of Biomedical Sciences

In line with the government’s policy to minimise the impact of the global food crisis by 2020, mushrooms have been identified as one of the high-value commodities under Malaysia's National Agro-Food Policy (2011-2020). The agro-climatic conditions in Malaysia is suitable for cultivation of mushrooms throughout the year and this would allow Malaysia to compete in the world market as a major mushroom producer. Yield and quality of mushroom depends greatly on the strains by which mushroom farmers use for cultivation. Hence, in this project, we aim to identify strains of good quality via phylogenetic studies and further characterisation using biochemical assays. Candidate with great enthusiasm and experience in molecular biology is encouraged to apply.

The position is for three years (1 year MPhil probation in the first instance) and, if appropriate, may be linked to the undertaking of PhD degree. Applicants are expected to have gained an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences / Biotechnology / Molecular Biology or other related disciplines. An appropriate English Language qualification and evidence of an aptitude for research will also have to be demonstrated by the applicant.

The candidate is also expected to meet the following requirements:

  • First or second upper class in Biomedical Sciences or related degree (see above)
  • Possess a good command of English, both spoken and written. Preferably able to speak Malay language.
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess own transport (car or motorcycle) with valid driving licence and willing to travel (mainly within KL and Selangor)
  • Other necessary attributes include the ability to work independently and to be proactive and resourceful.

Applications, specifying the job being applied for, with current curriculum vitae, contacts of at least 2 referees, academic transcript, degree certificate and abstract of your final year project should be sent before 30 September 2017 to Dr Ho Wan Yong (

Closing date: 30 September 2017

All applications will be treated in strict confidence and only shortlisted candidate will be notified.

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Posted on 21st September 2017

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