Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

Faculty/Department: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Campus: Kuala Lumpur


Name and Email of Supervisor/PI

Research Project Title & Funding Agency

Monthly Stipend & Duration

Academic and Research Skills Requirements


Prof. Ts. Dr. Lee Ming Tatt

Email: [email protected]

Preclinical studies on neuropsychiatric disorders


Funding: FRGS, MOHE

PhD - RM 2500 up to 3 years

MSc – RM 2000 up to 2 years

Area of Research:

neuroscience, neuropharmacology, physiology, animal model or neuropsychiatric disorders


Academic requirement:

BSc/MSc holder in life science-related field



  1. Malaysian
  2. Will-trained in laboratory animal procedures. Experience in tissue culture work is an added advantage
  3. Able to occasionally work outside the office hours
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  5. Pro-active and self-motivated, with the ability to work independently as well as participate within the team.
  6. Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, possess a mature attitude and a good team player.


Muhammad Ahsan Iftikhar Baig

Email: [email protected]

Incidence and Associated Risk Factors of Acute Renal Failure in Malaysian Cancer Patients


Funding: REIG, UCSI

RM 1100/month for 3 months (Up to August 2023)

Area of Research:

Cancer Outcomes Research


Academic requirement:

BSc Degree holder or 3rd/Final Year student - Preferably Pharmacy; Biomedical Research



  1. Malaysian citizen
  2. Preference will be given if prior clinical research experience/Statistical Analysis experience e.g. SPSS.
  3. Able to start immediately (June - August 2023)

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


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.


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: 31 Aug 2023 | Last Update: 30 May 2023

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