Programmer – Research Data Systems (full-time)

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

Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM) in Selangor, Malaysia (located approximately 25 minutes from downtown Kuala Lumpur), seeks to fill a full-time, staff position as a Programmer – Research Data Systems. This position will be part 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.

Specific duties:
• Study, analyze, design, write, develop and implement software applications according to specifications and standards.
• Develop Web/database applications, with a focus on analytics, online artificial intelligence, usability and user experience.
• Prepare user requirement, timeline, test plan, and user manual documentation.


The successful applicant must possess a BSc or MSc degree in IT, Computer Science, Computer engineering or equivalent. Diploma holders with relevant experience may be considered. Background in biology would be advantageous and experience in epidemiologic research would be preferred. The candidate will be expected to assist in multiple research projects led by Principal Investigators (local and international) and involving other key contributors, such as faculty, staff, study team, clinicians, and students. The candidate will be responsible for the IT needs of the research projects, working closely with data analysts and junior research staff. The CCTR will partner with faculty and staff from the Johns Hopkins University.

Skills and competencies:
• Excellent IT and communication skills.
o Must-have skills: Unix/Linux, proficient in at least one computer programming language (Perl, C/C++, Java, or Python), PHP, HTML, CSS, XML, Apache, MySQL, AJAX, Java Script, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator.
o Advantageous skills: .Net, VB, ASP, JSP, SQL Server, Mac OS X/iOS, Android, Windows.
o Fluent in written and spoken English.
• Initiative, independent, quick learner and self-motivated.
• Team player who is able to effectively meet deadlines.

Contact Information: 

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae (as a single PDF) to the following email address:

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: