Vacancy for PhD/MSc– in Natural Products Research (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khairana Husain)

Candidates who possess the following criteria are invited to apply as a full-time PhD/MSc (research mode) student in Faculty of Pharmacy, UKM:

  1. Bachelor Degree with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) ≥ 30/ 4.0 or equivalent in Science or health-related field (e.g. chemistry/pharmacy/ biomedicine)  OR Master’s degree in similar field.
  2. Able to conduct a research project involving cell culture techniques (anti allergic assay using RBL-2H3 /anti-inflammatory assay using U937), isolation (using column chromatography, hplc  etc) and identification of bioactive compounds (nmr, ms, uv and ir).
  3. Excellent proficiency in English language (written and spoken).
  4. Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  5. Right sense of urgency, hardworking, pro-active, and willing to learn new skills/things.
  6. Open for Malaysian and/or  international applications (those with scholarships only).
  7. Duration of project-2-3 year.
  8. Project entitled
  • “Mechanistic studies on anti-allergic activity of selected species of Anaxagorea extracts and their isolated compounds”.
  • “Inhibitory effects of a novel α,β-unsaturated carbonyl-based compound on NF-kB, MAPK and PI3K-Akt signaling pathways in U937 macrophages, histamine and β-hexosaminidase release in RBL-2H3 cells”.

How to Apply

Interested candidates, please send your CVs and academic transcript to Assoc. Prof. Dr Khairana Husain, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (khairana@ukm.edu.my or khairana.husain@gmail.com).

Dateline for application: now on wards till to filled up the the post. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.