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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  1. 1.    Curcumin analogues with N-methyl 4-piperidone linker suppress immune functions and MyD88-dependent NF-kB/MAPKs/ PI3-Akt signaling pathways in LPS-primed macrophages
    RGMS Research Grant
    The project will involve synthesis of CNMP and their mechanistic studies on pro-inflammatory mediators release in nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB), mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt (PI3K-Akt) signaling pathways in LPS-induced U937 human macrophages, in addition to their effects on chemotaxis, phagocytic activity, ROS and nitric oxide (NO) production, PGE2 release, lymphocyte proliferation, and pro-inflammatory cytokines release from RAW 264.7 macrophages. Molecular docking experiments will be included to clarify the molecular aspects of the observed anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive activities of the compounds. This study will lead to discovery of a potent anti-inflammatory and immunosupppressive lead molecule which can be further developed into a therapeutic agent to prevent and control various inflammatory diseases including cancer-related inflammation and immune-related disorders.
    Dr Mah Siau Hui
    FRGS/1/2020/STG02/TAYLOR/01/1
    31/10/2023
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Full Time
    30/04/2021
    PhD MSc
    1. Collect research data 2. Analyse research data 3. Prepare research project reports and research papers 4. Maintain databases of research findings and laboratory items 5. Verify research data 6. Assisting undergraduate researchers
    • Perform laboratory-based experiments and collect data
    • Maintain, update and process the research and laboratory database
    • Complete a thesis proposal under supervision and guidance
    • Write or assist in preparing research reports for conferences, books and journals publication etc. 
    • Attend related seminars/ workshops/ trainings
    • Present research findings in conferences/ symposiums
    • Assist in guiding undergraduate researchers
    • Knowledge & experiences on the current research methodologies related to the projects (i.e. chemical synthesis, purification, structural characterisation, cell culture, protein expression etc.)
    • Ability to work autonomously and independently
    • The ability to think logically, rationally and creatively
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • A strong sense of ethics and moral values
    • Good interpersonal skills to work within the team
    Email: SiauHui.Mah@taylors.edu.my
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  2. 2.    Interferon gamma in regulating Programmed Death-1 Ligand-1 (PD-L1): A prognostic marker in Malaysian non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC)
    RGMS Research Grant
    This study aims to provide correlation between the PD-L1 expression and single nucleotide polymorphism to survival of Malaysian lung cancer patients. The information is imperative for translating the concept established in in vitro to the clinical application to use PD- L1 marker as potential prognostic indicator of cancer patients’ survival in Malaysia. Besides, the regulation of PD-L1 expression in NSCLC through interferon gamma signaling pathway will shed light on the importance of the JAK1/JAK2-STAT1/STAT2/STAT3-IRF1 axis for clinical responses to PD-1 blockade therapy. Better understanding of PD-L1 expression may allow patients to receive cancer treatment with potentially lesser adverse effects, increased selectivity, improved effectiveness and therefore improved their quality of life.
    Dr Tor Yin Sim
    FRGS/1/2019/SKK02/TAYLOR/03/2
    31/05/2023
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Full Time
    31/05/2021
    PhD MSc
    Potential candidates are invited for a full-time Graduate Research Assistant (PhD Studentship). The position is for 3 years with full tuition fee waiver and stipend scholarship provided by Taylor's University and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Experience in tissue processing will be an added advantage.
    • Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA ≥ 3.33 and Master’s Degree by Research mode from any recognised university,
    • or Bachelor’s Degree with First Class Honours to register as Master’s Degree with opportunity for conversion to PhD programme
    • Possess good command of English, both spoken and written
    • Possess good communication skills and able to work in a team
    • Independent, proactive, resourceful and willingness to travel to hospital for sample collection
    • Successful candidate will deal with human clinical samples, employs research skills such as tissue processing, IHC staining, DNA sequencing and RT-PCR.
    Please send your CV and academic qualification to Dr. Tor Yin Sim (YinSim.Tor@taylors.edu.my)
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  3. 3.    Transcriptomics analysis of secondary metabolites biosynthesis pathways and phylogenomics study of selected Amomum Roxb.(Zingiberaceae) wild ginger species from Peninsular Malaysia
    RGMS Research Grant
    This project proposes to generate and use transcriptomics data for gene discovery and characterization of secondary metabolites biosynthesis genes and pathways, study differential gene expression patterns and resolve species relationships among selected Amomum spp. Comparative transcriptomics sequencing study using RNA-Seq technology will be used to simultaneously reveal and characterize the genes and pathways involved in secondary metabolites biosynthesis and to study the similarities/differences between the selected Amomum species from Peninsular Malaysia. The same transcriptomes data will also be used for plastid phylogenomics analyses of these Amomum species to resolve interspecific relationships.
    Dr Nallammai A/P Singaram
    FRGS/1/2019/WAB07/TAYLOR/02/1
    31/05/2023
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Full Time
    30/04/2021
    PhD
    The GRA is required to carry RNA sythesis, analysis and identify selected RNAs for the development of cDNA. Using the cDNA explore various selected Amomum species and their level of expression. Besides may also have do carry out some DNA work to confirm the species and explore field collection, where necessary.

    Manage the purchases, keep inventory and assists FYP students where necessary besides ensuring the FRGS objectives are delivered.

    Completion of PhD with-in the stipulated time and ensuring publication.

    Bioinformatic knowledge.

    DNA and RNA extraction skill.

    PCR and cDNA knowledge.

    Independent researcher but team player with effective communication skill.

    Nallammai Singaram 012 421 7805 Nallammai.singaram@taylors.edu.my
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  4. 4.    Transcriptomics analysis of secondary metabolites biosynthesis pathways and phylogenomics study of selected Amomum Roxb.(Zingiberaceae) wild ginger species from Peninsular Malaysia
    RGMS Research Grant
    Collection attempts (fieldwork) will be performed to obtain fresh material for ~ 15 Amomum species (half of the 31 species) in Peninsular Malaysia prioritizing the 15 species which currently have herbarium specimen records due to the limited time period of this project. Fieldwork will be carried out at type localities identified in the herbarium records or previous publications. If a type locality no longer exists or is not accessible, samples will be collected at another nearest locality where the species was previously recorded. New herbarium specimens (vouchers) will be prepared from part of the material and deposited at the National Herbarium at the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (KEP). Also to do matK and ITS primer based DNA analysis to determine the species and phylogenetic analysis.
    Dr Nallammai A/P Singaram
    FRGS/1/2019/WAB07/TAYLOR/02/1
    31/05/2023
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Part Time
    30/04/2021
    MSc
    To carry out plant collection, provide herbarium material and to establish a collection of life spacemen in FRIM based on type locality for Peninsular Malaysian Amomum species.

    Carry out field collection and conduct DNA analysis of samples collected to determine the species as well as phylogenetic relationship.

    Able to collect samples, carry out morphological data collection and molecular marker work to confir species.

    Knowledge on bioinformatic and data analysis.

     

    Nallammai Singaram 012 421 7805 Nallammai.singaram@taylors.edu.my
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  1. 1.    Effect of high-dose-vitamin-B multivitamin supplement on neural connectivity and oxidative metabolism in healthy adults: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase II clinical trial
    RGMS Research Grant
    To assist in Blackmores's Phase I clinical trials on Multivitamin supplement for a duration of one year period, full time basis.
    Associate Professor Dr Yeong Chai Hong
    BLACKMORES/2019/SOM/001
    31/12/2022
    Research Project Assistant
    Full Time
    15/05/2021
    MSc
    To assist in Blackmores's clinical trials for a duration of one year period, full time basis.
    • Managing volunteers in the Clinical Trial.
    • Arrange appointment and constant phone follow up with volunteers.
    • Managing clinical report folders, data collection, data analysis
    • Drafting preliminary report.

    Good administraive and communication skills.

    Able to work independently. 

    Able to travel to UMMC on the weekdays and weekends basis (by appointment). 

    Assoc Prof Dr Yeong Chai Hong chaihong.yeong@taylors.edu.my Tel: 016-7016875
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  2. 2.    A Novel Cloud-Based Computer-Aided Diagnosis for Automated Detection and Classification of Thyroid Nodules: A Pilot Study
    Others Funding source
    We are looking for a Research Assistant or Graduate Research Assistant (with intention to further Master’s or PhD study at Taylor’s University) to work on our research project entitled “A Novel Cloud-Based Computer-Aided Diagnosis for Automated Detection and Classification of Thyroid Nodules: A Pilot Study”. This is a 2-year research project based in Institut Kanser Negara and Hospital Putrajaya.
    Research Project Assistant
    Full Time
    31/05/2021
    PhD MSc
    Requirments: • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science or Medical Physics or Computer Science or MBBS degree. • Malaysian Citizen ONLY. • Proficient in English (spoken and written). • Strong interest in research and willing to learn new skills/fields. • Able to work independently, self-motivated and hardworking. • Proficient in some programming language; either MATLAB or Python would be an advantage. • Willing to work independently and in hospital environment. • Monthly allowance: RM 1800
    1. Collecting ultrasound thyroid images at Institut Kanser Negara and Hospital Putrajaya.
    2. Preliminary data and image processing.
    3. Anonymous patients information.
    4. Data analysis
    5. Computer aided diagnosis (will be under guidance of a computing engineering team)
    6. Final analysis
    7. Report writing
    1. Basic computing skills
    1. Dr Ng Aik Hao (nghao@moh.gov.my or 013-9168283) 2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeong Chai Hong (chaihong.yeong@taylors.edu.my or 016-7016875)
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  1. 1.    Study of the pseudo-ternary Natural-Deep-Eutectic-Solvent-Based Aqueous Two-Phase System (NADES-ATPS): Phase Equilibria and partitioning behavior of Anthocyanin
    RGMS Research Grant
    Aqueous two-phase system (ATPS) has gained popularity in protein purification and separation of bioactive components from natural products due to its simplicity, fast processing time and large throughput. ATPS is made up of immiscible aqueous solutions like polymer-polymer, polymer-salt, or salt-salt. However, these systems have drawbacks like high viscosity and emulsion formation. To mitigate these, ATPS formed by organic solvents and ionic liquids (ILs) have been proposed. However, organic solvents are often toxic and ILs are expensive. In this context, natural deep eutectic solvents (NADESs) seem to fit in as they are cheaper and have higher biodegradability. DES is typically formed between a hydrogen bond acceptor (HBA) and a hydrogen bond donor (HBD) that associate by hydrogen-bonding. However, there is limitation in application of NADES in ATPS due to the non-stoichiometric partition between the two aqueous phases of the HBA and HBD. In this context, pseudo-ternary NADES-ATPS, in which the DES’ component stoichiometry is maintained, appeared as the potential systems for the separation of targeted biomolecules. This work aims to study on the Liquid-liquid Equilibria (LLEs) of different pseudo-ternary NADES-ATPS systems.
    Dr Tee Lee Hong
    FRGS/1/2020/TK0/TAYLOR/03/1
    31/10/2023
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Full Time
    31/05/2021
    PhD
    Able to work independently and carry out research work regarding the project. Publish 2 papers throughout the study.
    • Carry out experimental work
    • Journal publication

    Good english proficiency. Have experience in carrying out experimental design and experimental work. 

    LeeHong.Tee@taylors.edu.my
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