Full-time Grants Management Specialist

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 Grants Management Specialist. This position will be part of the Perdana University Office of Research Administration (PU-ORA). The PU-ORA provides administrative support for research faculty and ensures that the policies and procedures involving the conduct of biomedical research are equitably applied and monitored across the university.

Specific duties:
• Manage, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate multiple research and educational grants, subcontracts, service agreements, and collaborative research agreements (both local and international).
• Assist research faculty with project budget development, financial management and compliance, and reporting research progress to sponsors
• Responsible for pre-award management, including assistance with grant proposal preparation and review of application requirements
• Responsible for post-award management, including budget reconciliation, projections, and updates; final financial reporting to the sponsors, reviewing and approving accounts payable, and monitoring expenses to ensure appropriate expense allocation.
• Ensure compliance with all local, international, and sponsor-specific regulations.


The successful applicant must possess a B.S. or M.S. degree, preferably in fields of business administration or finance. Applicants with prior experience in university grants administration will be given priority. The candidate will provide financial and grant management expertise for the Perdana University Clinical and Translational Research Committee (CTRC), under the direction of the PU-CTRC Chair. The candidate will be responsible for oversight of the day to day operations of the PU-ORA, and manage 1-2 administrative support staff. The PU-CTRC will work closely with research faculty and staff in both medical schools of the University and with local and international research collaborators. Candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English.

Contact Information: 

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae (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.