Vacancy (Research Scholarship Scheme)

Project Title
Virulence study of bacteria that caused leaf blight disease in rice plants and isolation of their bacteriophages as biocontrol agents
UTAR Kampar Campus
Appointment Duration
November 2017 - October 2019
No. of Vacancy
1 (one)
Education Level
Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Sc/Microbiology/Biological Sc/Biochemistry) or related field
Specific Skills / Knowledge Required
Recruitment of Master degree student
Principle Investigator: Dr Loh Pek Chin
Co-researcher: Associate Prof Dr Wong Hann Ling
  • Molecular Microbiology. Must possess molecular biology and bioinformatics background. Experience in isolation and identification bacteria/bacteriophages by DNA sequencing will be an advantage.
  • Graduate with CGPA preferably 2.75 and above, and background in biological sciences.
  • Job Description
    Isolation of bacteria and its specific bacteriophages

    Candidate need to handle rice plant seedlings in pots (small lab scale) for bacteria and bacteriophages virulence tests

    Familiar with bioinformatics tools such as BLASTn, sequences alignment, Ribosome Database Project (RDP), phylogenetic relationship study
    How to apply
    If you are interested, please contact Dr. Loh Pek Chin via email at