Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

Faculty/Department: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Campus: Kuala Lumpur

No.Name / EmailResearch TitleRequirement
1Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gabriel Akyirem Akowuah
Email: [email protected]
Development and Validation of Attenuated Total Reflactance FourierTransform Infrared Sepctroscopy(ATR-FTIR) Methods for the anaylsis of Selected Aminoglycoside Antibiotics(AGAs)Area of research: ATR-FTIR analysis of Aminoglycoside antibiotics.

Academic requirement: Bachelor or Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Biomedical sciences or other related science disciplines.

GRA allowances will be provided.

Prerequisites:
1. Bachelors or Master’s degree.
2. Malaysian citizen.
3. Experiences in handling ATR-FTIR instrument. Knowledge on TQ analyst software and PLS algorithms and interpretational skills. 
2Dr. Azizur Rahman
Email: [email protected]
Evaluation Of Electronic Cigarette Dependency And Retrospectively Comparison With Tobacco Cigarettes Dependency Among Malaysian Ex-Smokers Who Shifted To Vaping: A Mixed ApproachAcademic requirement: Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Biomedical sciences or other related science disciplines.

GRA allowances will be provided.

Prerequisites:
1. PhD candidate.
2. Experiences in smoking management research will be an added advantage. 
3Hee Mei Qi
Email: [email protected]
Impact of an Educational Intervention on Public Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Breast Self-Examination among Females in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaArea of research: Health Social Science / Behavioral.

Academic requirement: Bachelor/Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Biomedical sciences or other related disciplines.

GRA allowances will be provided.

Prerequisites:
1. Bachelors or Master’s degree.
2. Experiences in questionnaire data collection and SPSS software.
3. Knowledge in breast cancer will be an added advantage, but not a prerequisite.
4. Candidate with personal transport will be another added advantage.
4Dr. Shaik Ibrahim Khalivulla
Email: [email protected]
Design and Synthesis of Andrographolide Derivatives and their in vitro analysis of Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) enzyme inhibitionArea of research: Organic synthesis and biological activity.

GRA allowances will be provided.

Prerequisites:
1. Master or PhD candidate.
2. Interest in organic synthesis and in vitro biological assay.
5Anabelle Rose Joykin
Email: [email protected]
Effects of Pandanus amaryllfolius and Zingiber officinale on Bacillus Cereus and its Application in the Preservation of Cooked RiceArea of research: food preservation, microbiology, natural preservatives, food science and technology, food safety, shelf life, cooked rice, antimicrobial, antioxidant

Academic requirement: Bachelor/Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Biomedical sciences or other related disciplines

GRA allowances will be provided.

Prerequisites:
1. Master candidate
2. Experiences in bioactivity assays, antimicrobial assay, food preservation as well as knowledge in pharmacology and microbiology will be an added advantage, but not a prerequisite.
6Por Choo Shiuan
Email: [email protected]
Evaluation of Polyherbal Formulation, MM-15 for Dual Inhibition of 5- Lipoxygenase (5-LOX)/Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and 5-LOX derivatives in the Mechanistic Pathway of Primary DysmenorrheaAcademic requirement: Bachelor or Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Biomedical sciences or other related science disciplines.

GRA allowances will be provided.

Prerequisite:
1. Master candidate.
2. Malaysian citizen.
3. Experiences in natural products formulations and inflammatory pathway investigation are an added advantage.
7Yap Chuan Sheng
Email: [email protected]
Antibacterial mechanism and synergistic study of 7-hydroxycoumarin derivatives: structure-activity relationship, molecular docking study against multi-drug resistance clinical strain bacteria.Area of research: Biological activity screening, phytochemical, antimicrobial, structure-activity relationship

Academic requirement: Bachelor/Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Biomedical sciences or other related disciplines

GRA allowances will be provided.

Prerequisites:
1. Master candidate
2. Experiences in bioactivity assays, antimicrobial assay, as well as knowledge in pharmacology will be an added advantage, but not a prerequisite.
8Asst. Prof. Dr. Lee Ming Tatt
Email: [email protected]
Exploratory study on various novel therapeutic targets in animal models of neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders.Area of research: Ethnopharmacology, Neuroscience, neurobiology, neuropsychiatric disorders and neuropharmacology

Academic requirement: Life sciences related disciplines

GRA allowances will be provided.

Prerequisites:
1. Master or PhD candidate
2. Experiences in animal handling will be an added advantage, but not a prerequisite.
3. Must be willing to work with laboratory animals, eg. mice, rats, etc.
4. Candidate with personal transport will be another added advantage, possible inter-varsity collaboration 
9Muhammad Ahsan Iftikhar Baig
Email: [email protected] 
Incidence and Associated Risk Factors of Acute Renal Failure among Cancer Patients in MalaysiaArea of research: Clinical epidemiology and translational research.
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Academic Requirement:
Bachelor/Master’s degree in Pharmacy.

GRA allowances will be provided.

Prerequisites:
1. Candidate must also register for Master/PhD degree in the faculty.
2. Experiences in clinical research especially in oncology will be an added advantage and given priority, but not a prerequisite.
10Asst. Prof. Dr. Omotayo Fatokun
Email: [email protected] 
IAssessment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Prescribing Patterns at Women And Children Hospital Kuala Lumpur Using the WHO Prescribing IndicatorsArea of research: Pharmacy, Drug Utilization Evaluation, Health Sciences

Academic Requirement:
Bachelor/Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Biomedical sciences or other related disciplines.

GRA allowances will be provided.

Prerequisites:
1. Bachelors or Master’s degree in Pharmacy or related discipline.
2. Computer literate and experiences in data collection, Excel spreadsheet and SPSS software.
3. Malaysian citizen.
4. Candidate with personal transport will be an added advantage.

Note: Only shortlisted applicant(s) will be contacted for interview.


Responsibilities

Gather Research Data

  • The central responsibility of a graduate research assistant is gathering data related to their projects. This aspect of the role depends largely upon the field in which the assistant is conducting research. A scientific researcher, for example, may gather data from experiments and test subjects.

Analyze Findings

  • Data analysis is also central to this role. Graduate research assistants may use both qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze data, and some may use advanced data modeling technologies to derive insights from the information they have gathered. In any case, graduate research assistants analyze information to determine whether their working hypotheses are correct.

Prepare Reports and Paperwork

  • Throughout the research process, graduate research assistants prepare reports related to their activities and findings. This can include information about test subjects and results, for example, or transcripts of subject interviews. Generally, graduate research assistants provide these reports to the professor or researcher in charge of the project, who may request further information or more detailed analyses.

Maintain Databases

  • Many graduate research assistants also maintain project databases throughout the research process. In some cases, this can require familiarity with one or more programming languages or subject-specific database programs. Graduate research assistants may receive data from several sources and use database programs to maintain and update records related to project participants and findings.

Verify Data

  • Along with entering data into research databases, graduate research assistants also ensure accuracy by verifying data that they work with. This can involve comparing reports to raw data to reduce errors and make sure that all information is up to date and as complete as possible. Graduate research assistants may need to follow up with research subjects or other researchers to verify information.


Requirements

The applicant is expected to meet the following criteria: 

  • Possess a good command of English, both spoken and written.
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Responsible, self-motivated, ability to plan and work independently.
  • Resourceful, willing to learn & share.

Please email your (1) cover letter together with your (2) curriculum vitae, (3) academic transcripts and (4) degree certification to the respective principal investigators.

 




Deadline: 30-Apr-2021
Last Update: 01-Jan-2021