Full-time Faculty Position in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics at the Assistant Professor level

Perdana University
Job Location: 
Selangor, Malaysia
Job Description: 

Perdana University in Selangor, Malaysia, seeks to fill a full-time faculty position in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics at the Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant must possess a Ph.D., preferably with postdoctoral experience and a successful track record of scientific productivity. The candidate will be expected to promote and lead research projects in his/her area of expertise. We especially encourage applicants with research interests and experience in high-dimensional data analysis including genomics/proteomics, gene expression/regulation and systems biology. Perdana University partners with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD USA, and offers exciting opportunities for international collaborations.


- Evidence of ability to teach basic cellular biology/computational biology/bioinformatics at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
- A publication record in impact factor-rated journals, commensurate with experience
- A track record in securing research grants would be advantageous
- Experience in curriculum development and delivery will be viewed favorably.
- A track record in supervising postgraduate students at doctorate and/or masters level
is preferred
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Evidence of leadership and management skills
- A team player willing to show flexibility in relation to working environment
- Excellent spoken and written English.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching graduate and/or medical students in basic cellular biology and computational biology/bioinformatics, along with content in his or her specific area of expertise. The candidate will advise masters and doctoral students. The University is developing a Post-Graduate Diploma/MSc/PhD Program in Bioinformatics, part of the University’s Bioinformatics Education and Research Development Initiative, and we look forward to the successful candidate taking a leadership role in this new program.

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: elena{AT}perdanauniversity.edu.my

Deadline for receipt of application material is December 11th, 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