Full-time Faculty Position in Biostatistics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level

Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM)
Job Location: 
Selangor, Malaysia
Job Description: 

Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM) in Selangor, Malaysia (approximately 25 minutes from downtown Kuala Lumpur), seeks to fill a full-time, faculty position in Biostatistics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek an outstanding investigator, teacher, and future leader to partner in the development of the PUGSOM Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR). The mission of the PUGSOM CCTR is to accelerate the translation of biomedical research to clinical and public health practice in Malaysia by facilitating interactive collaboration across disciplines in key health priority areas.

The successful candidate will devote the majority of time to the research program with the balance of effort contributing to PUGSOM’s educational, training, and administrative activities. Teaching responsibilities may include biostatistics and computational biology/bioinformatics (if experienced) along with content in his or her specific area of expertise. The candidate will advise masters and doctoral students. The University is developing Interdisciplinary Post-Graduate Diploma/MSc/PhD Programs, and we look forward to the successful candidate taking a significant role in this new program.


The successful applicant must possess a Ph.D., preferably with a postdoctoral experience and a successful track record of scientific productivity. The candidate will be expected to conduct both independent and collaborative research, develop a dynamic investigative group, and work synergistically with the PUGSOM Program in Bioinformatics. PUGSOM’s partnership with the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD USA offers exciting opportunities for international collaboration.

Specific requirements:
• Evidence of ability to teach biostatistics at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
• A publication record in impact factor-rated journals, commensurate with experience
• A track record in securing research grants (if applying for Associate Professor position)
• A track record in supervising postgraduate students at doctorate and/or masters level (if applying for Associate Professor position)
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Evidence of leadership and management skills
• A team player willing to show flexibility in relation to working commitments
• Excellent spoken and written English

Contact Information: 

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a description of her or his research program, and a teaching statement (as a single PDF) to the following email address: edarozita@perdanauniversity.edu.my

Deadline for receipt of material is April 15th, 2013. Short-listed candidates will then be asked to submit letters of recommendation and copies of recent publications.

About Our Organization: 

Perdana University is a private university established in 2011 as part of the Public-Private Partnership Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department (UKAS). Its establishment is in line with the Ministry of Higher Education’s (MOHE) National Higher Education Strategic Plan on the development of first-class human capital in an environment that results in individuals finding and fully achieving their personal potential. The University is currently offering two medical programmes, PU-RCSI is an undergraduate program and PUGSOM is a graduate entry medical program in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM). PUGSOM is built on the tripartite mission of education, research, and clinical care, and aims to provide an environment to conduct high quality, translational research with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches consistent with the Genes to Society model of human health. Modeled after Johns Hopkins, the University will operate in connection with Perdana University Hospital, a planned multi-specialty teaching hospital, that will enable efficient translation of research into practical clinical applications – taking knowledge rapidly from “bench to bedside.” For more information visit: http://www.perdanauniversity.edu.my/pugsom.