Employment Opportunities

 

Research Assistant Vacancy

We are looking to recruit a Master’s/PhD candidate to work in international project entitled “Net Ecosystem Productivity among Different Mangrove Types (Intact, Degraded and Restored) in Peninsular Malaysia”. The work will focus on establishing permanent plots, measuring trees growth, collecting litter for estimating net primary productivity of different mangrove types. We will also measure carbon accumulation rate using the naturally occurring radionuclide (210Pb) and rod surface elevation tables (rSETS), as well as GHGs emissions from different mangrove types to understand net ecosystem productivity. The findings of this study will help us understand carbon sequestration potential of different mangrove types.

 

The candidate will work in a full-time research position with Dr. Sahadev Sharma, collaborators at the University of Malaya and Institute of Pacific Island Forestry, United States Forest Service, Hawaii. There is flexibility in the starting time of this project, but a proposed start-up time is in mid-October 2018.

 

Project duration: until 31 December 2020, however possibility to extend one or two more year

 

The candidate is expected to:

1. Possess a Bachelor/Master Degree with CGPA 3.0 and above in either Geography, Ecology, Marine Science, Environmental Science or related disciplines;

2. Possess a valid driving license 

3. Be willing to work for extended periods of time in the field. Lodging, food, and other facilities will be provided;

4. Be comfortable conversing and writing at publication-level in English;

5. Conduct outreach and education programs as a marine naturalist while in the field, apart from doing scientific research. 

6. Able to work independently and/ or in a diverse group of scientists

Interested candidates should send their CV and a cover letter explaining their previous accomplishments and current research and why they want to join this project to: Sahadev Sharma (email: ssharma@um.edu.my)

 

Please use ‘Project Mangrove NEP’ as your email header.

 

Deadline: By or before 10 September 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Research Assistant Vacancy

Applications for the Research Assistant positions for the project entitled Data mining on atmospheric and oceanography data led by Professor Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya.

 

Project Title:    Data mining on atmospheric and oceanography data

 

Project Leader: Professor Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah

 

Project Duration: 12 Months

 

Requirement:

 

1. Bachelor/ Master’s degree in Physics, Mathematics or other related field.

 

2. Good command of English and Bahasa (spoken and written)

 

3. Knowledge in Mandarin (especially reading) would be an added advantage.

 

4. Strong reporting and documentation skills 

 

5. Able to work independently and/ or in a diverse group of scientists

 

For more information, please contact: Professor Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah via e-mail ((azizans@um.edu.my)

 

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (including description of current research and accomplishments) and complete curriculum vitae containing academic qualifications, research experience, transcripts, etc. to Professor Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah (azizans@um.edu.my) by or before 10 August 2018.

 


Vacancy for Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES)

To facilitate planning of coastal community vulnerability and adaptation/resilience to climate change, an integrated systems-level approach is needed. In particular, models related to vulnerability and risk management can provide insights in their suitability as critical nodes.

The Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES) at University of Malaya seeks a postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in remote sensing and GIS, coastal vulnerability and socio environmental modelling, manuscript writing skills, and an interest in climate change adaptation and mitigation research. The postdoctoral candidate will be joining an active group of researchers at IOES.

Qualifications:

Completed PhD in environmental science, remote sensing and GIS, socio economic modelling or a related field. Overall, the successful candidate will be someone who:

• Has expertise in remote sensing and GIS and working with spatial data

• Is synthesizing spatial and statistical data from different sources

• Has experience simulation models such as HAZUS or other models related to physical and socio-economic impact of climate change

•Has experience in quantified risk analysis or vulnerability index analysis

• Has knowledge of coastal communities, including issues associated with coastal vulnerability, and marine-related social and economic activities

• Has strong interest in conducting interdisciplinary, applied research

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications with detailed curriculum vitae which include qualifications, work experience and contact details. Please also enclose copies of academic certificates and related documents to admin.ioes@um.edu.my before 5 August 2018.

 


Master Student is Needed!

Field: Algae Bioprocess Technology
Title: Upstream and Downstream Processing of Tropical Thraustochytrids Aurantiochytrium Sp.: A Potential source of Bioactive Compound and Bioproducts
An Extra Adavantage to Coandidate that Have Experince in Shake Flask and Bioreactor Fermentation

Duration of Research Assistant: Up to 12 Months
Second Year: Mybrain 2018 or Other Potential Scholarships
Monthly Allowance: RM1400

Please email your CV, 

Team
Dr Wan Abd Al Qadr Imad Wan Mohtar (PI) (qadyr@um.edu.my)

Dr Yeong Hui Yin (Co-PI)
Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi (Co-PI)

 


Senior Lecturer Position at IOES, University of Malaya

This position is open to Malaysian citizen only.
The Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES) of University of Malaya is looking for a highly motivated candidate for a Senior Lecturer position in the following fields:
(a) Marine Planktology,
(b) Marine Biogeochemistry,
(c) Aquaculture,
(d) Atmospheric Science,
(e) Mangrove fisheries
(f) Or closely related disciplines.


This position is available from immediately to support the continuing development of research within IOES and University of Malaya. The successful applicant will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification and experience. He or she will help to develop and provide academic support to research teams, and develop links with national and international contacts. Applicants will have a proven potential to attract research funding, high quality publications, teamwork skills and a supportive approach to multi- disciplinary research.

How to Apply:
Your application must include the following documents, ideally sent as a single pdf file to admin.ioes@um.edu.my:
1. One-page cover letter
2. Detailed curriculum vitae
3. List of peer-reviewed publications
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The dateline of application is 12 November 2017 (Sunday), 5 pm.

 


Research Assistantship Vacancy

We would like to invite applications for the Research Assistant positions for the project entitle Growth and biochemical composition of the selected marine protists led by Dr Yeong Hui Yin, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya.

Project Title: Growth and biochemical composition of the selected marine protists

Project Leader: Dr Yeong Hui Yin

 

Requirement:

1. Bachelor degree in Science, Biochemistry or other related field.

2. Good command of English and Bahasa (spoken and written)

3. Strong reporting and documentation skills

4. Able to work independently and/ or in a diverse group of scientists

For more information, please contact: Dr Yeong Hui Yin via e-mail (yeong@um.edu.my)

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (including description of current research and accomplishments) and complete curriculum vitae containing academic qualifications, research experience, transcripts, etc. to Dr Yeong Hui Yin (yeong@um.edu.my) by or before 25 September 2017.


Graduated Student Research Assistantship Vacancy
(PhD Programme)

We would like to invite applications for the Graduate Student Research Assistant (Ph.D ) positions for the project Production and emission of halocarbons from marine algae during climate change led by Professor Dr. Phang Siew Moi, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES), University of Malaya.

Project Title: Production and emission of halocarbons from marine algae during climate change

Project Leader: Professor Dr. Phang Siew Moi

 

Requirement:

1. Bachelor/ Master’s degree in Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or other related field.

2. Good command of English and Bahasa (spoken and written)

3. Strong reporting and documentation skills

4. Able to work independently and/ or in a diverse group of scientists

For more information, please contact: Professor Dr. Phang Siew Moi via e-mail (phang@um.edu.my)

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (including description of current research and accomplishments) and complete curriculum vitae containing academic qualifications, research experience, transcripts, etc. to Professor Dr. Phang Siew Moi (phang@um.edu.my) by or before 25 September 2017.

Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
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University of Malaya,
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Malaysia

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