Postgraduate Vacancy

๐๐ก๐ƒ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐๐ข๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ (๐ˆ๐๐๐ˆ๐Ž๐’๐ˆ๐’), ๐”๐Š๐Œ

The protein structure and function study group in the Institute of Systems Biology (INBIOSIS), UKM, is seeking a talented candidate passionate about doing life sciences research ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ/๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘.

๐“๐ข๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž: ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง-๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ฉ๐ก๐ฒ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐จ๐œ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐š๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฎ๐ฌ (๐Œ๐‘๐’๐€) ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐ข๐ง๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ-๐ฆ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ฎ๐ ๐ฌ

๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง:

Computational predictions of potential drug-binding sites need to be experimentally verified to identify a potential drug target of a protein. Hence, it is necessary to understand the atomic level interactions that allow the protein-ligand binding to take place to assess the fitness of a particular approved drug compound to be repositioned to a new target protein site.

This project aims to study the molecular interactions of repositioned drugs targeting MRSA and human proteins using X-ray crystallography and biophysical methods to examine and validate the computationally predicted molecular interactions.

๐‘๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ:

โ€ข Masterโ€™s degree in Structure biology / Molecular biology / Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Microbiology / Biomedical sciences or any related field

โ€ข Experience in scientific writing will be an added advantage

๐’๐ญ๐ข๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐: 3 years

๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ญ:

Applicant can send their CV before ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‰๐š๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ to:

Assoc. Prof. Dr Ng Chyan Leong (PhD)

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Systems Biology (INBIOSIS) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Email: clng@ukm.edu.my

Tel: 03-8921 4561