Research Scholarship Scheme


Microwave-assisted synthesis, inhibitory activities and structure-activity relationship study of 4-phenylcoumarin derivatives as inhibitors of growth of human nasopharyngeal cancer cell lines.

No. of Vacant(s) : 1 (one)
Appointment Duration: July 2017 - June 2018
Location : UTAR Sg Long Campus
Stipend : RM2,500.00/month
Education Level : Applicant with a good Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or other relevant fields (CGPA 3.0 and above). Only Malaysian candidates will be considered.
Specific Skills / Knowledge Required:

Good command of English.
Able to work independently and self motivated.
Prior experience in chemical synthesis, chromatographic techniques, NMR analyses and cell culture assays would be advantageous.
A good publication track record is an added advantage.

Job Description :

The applicants are required to enrolled in MSc Program in UTAR with a scope of job to carry out chemical synthesis of phenylccumarin derivatives, to purify synthetic compounds via recrystallization and chromatographic methods, to characterize the structure of isolated compounds via NMR, MS, UV, IR and other instrumental analyses, to investigate the cytotoxic properties of isolated compounds towards a panel of human cancer cell lines via MTT method and to conduct antioxidant assay on the isolated compound.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Lim Chan Kiang via email at