Vacancy for Graduate Research Assistant

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual interested in registering as full-time MSc student at Universiti Putra Malaysia for a research project.

If interested, please send your inquiry and CV to:

Dr. Sithra Rengasamy ( or

Dr. Chee Hui Yee (

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

✪ Project title: Identification of SARS-CoV-2 and respiratory viral carriage among children attending day-care in Selangor, Malaysia
✪ Project details
Project description: Understanding the burden of respiratory viral carriage in children and its potential for transmission is important to implement public health measures.

Project duration: 2 years
Expected start date: 1 November 2022

-Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science, Microbiology or other related fields with CPGA 3 and above

-Good attitude, highly motivated and able to work independently.

-Good communication skills and proficiency in English.

-Previous experience in RT-

PCR will be an advantage.

– The selected candidate will be able to acquire a vast array of techniques in virology and learn from experienced senior virologist

– The selected candidate will have the opportunity to attend international conferences.

– Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) will be provided.

Application Deadline: 21 Oct 2022

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