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on 7 Apr, 00:30

Masters level research assistant position in Bioinformatics

A Masters level research assistant position in Bioinformatics is available immediately at the Department of Biological Sciences at Sunway University, Selangor, Malaysia for the project entitled HARNESSING THE MUTATION POTENTIAL OF EV71 VIRULENT PROTEINS: NOVEL HEALTH INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR HAND FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE. The aim of the project is to analyze transient mutations and long-term substitutions in the polyprotein of Enterovirus 71 by Molecular Dynamics simulations, focusing on the consequences of those substitutions for virus stability and virulence. A monthly stipend of RM 2000-2500 is available based on the level of expertise required for the project, which is in collaboration with Dr. Derek Gatherer at Lancaster University.

Applicants should be Malaysian citizens, highly motivated and dedicated to dry-lab research, with a demonstrated interest in infectious diseases through publications. Publications in the relevant field of Molecular Dynamics Simulation would be an additive plus. Please send a brief CV and academic transcripts to:

Dr. Chandrajith Lahiri
Department of Biological Sciences
Sunway University
chandrajitl@sunway.edu.my
Phone: 03-7491 8622 Ext: 7169

on 7 Mar, 21:32

MSc in Life Sciences position on invasive apple snails at Sunway University

We have a  funded MSc in Life Sciences (by Research) position in the Department of Biological Sciences, Sunway University. The study is about verifying the identity of invasive apple snails (Pomacea) and studying their phylogeography with the aim of investigating possible sites of introduction and routes of dispersal.  Scholarships in the form of a partial tuition fee waiver are available for students with excellent academic records, including a monthly stipend and a research budget.

Applicants should be Malaysian citizens, highly motivated, with an interest in conservation science.   A BSc degree is required to enrol in Sunway University’s MSc program. Lab experience in molecular biology/biotechnology will help, but is not required.  Applicants must be willing to conduct some field work. Phone enquiries are welcome. Please send a brief CV and academic transcripts to:

Dr. Yoon Yen Yow or Dr. Shyamala Ratnayeke

Department of Biological Sciences, Sunway University

yoonyeny@sunway.edu.my; Phone: 03-7491 8622 Ext: 7170

shyamalar@sunway.edu.my; Phone: 03-7491 8622 Ext: 7177

 

on 13 Nov, 16:35

Two funded MSc positions for Sun Bear Research at Sunway University, Malaysia

We have 2  funded MSc (in Life Sciences by Research) positions in the Department of Biological Sciences, Sunway University, Malaysia, starting in March 2016.

The broad focus of the study is to assess sun bear distribution and population genetic structure in Malaysia to identify landscape characteristics most likely to support sun bears and permit connectivity among populations.

The projects will involve:

  1. Developing markers to assess genetic variation within and between populations in the Malayan Sun Bear
  2. Testing methodologies for collecting non-invasive genetic samples from wild sun bears and for population density estimation

Scholarships include a tuition fee waiver, a monthly stipend of RM 2000, and a research budget. Applicants should be Malaysian citizens, highly motivated, with an interest in conservation science.   A BSc Honours degree is required to enrol in Sunway University’s MSc program. For the genetics study, lab experience in molecular biology/biotechnology is preferred.  For the field study, applicants with experience or motivation to conduct ecological research in the field is needed.  Phone enquiries welcome. To apply, please send a brief CV and academic transcripts to:

Shyamala Ratnayeke, Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Sunway University. Phone: 03-7491 8622 Ext: 7177; Email shyamalar@sunway.edu.my

 

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