Career Opportunities, November 2022

Sarawak Biodiversity Centre invites highly motivated and qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Position 1:

Research Officer (Research and Development Programme), Q41 
Contract (2 years) - 3 Posts

Salary Schedule: Q41

Grade Minimum Salary (RM)  Maximum Salary (RM)  Yearly Increment (RM) 
Q41  2,315.00 9,618.00  225.00 

Product Development - 1 post

  • Develop prototype products from research
  • Manage and implement research, product innovation, product formulation and proof of concept
  • Responsible for quality control of products to meet required regulatory standards
  • Manage production and inventory
  • Knowledgeable in healthcare products

Ethno Biological Research - 1 post

  • Lead projects related to Ethno Biological Research
  • Organize and implement consultative meetings and field trips
  • Responsible for documentation and collection of plants
  • Responsible for plant taxonomy and identification
  • Responsible for the plant propagation activities

LitSara® project - 1 post

  • Organize and implement consultative meetings and dialogues with communities
  • Lead a project on sustainable production of community-based plants
  • Responsible for establishment of facilities and community farms at the villages
  • Organize and implement capacity building workshops and field trips on collection, propagation, inventory and documentation of plants
  • Implement essential oil distillation training with communities

Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a minimum Bachelor’s Degree (CGPA of 3.0 and above) preferably Master's Degree (CGPA of 3.0 and above) or PhD in Science, Biotechnology, Botany, Natural Product Development, Chemistry or other related field or equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Government
  • Credit (at least Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu subject at SPM/SVM/MCE level
  • Have good command of English language (spoken and written)
  • Preferably 1-3 years of experience in related field
  • Must be physically fit, able to travel and work outdoors

Position 2:

Research Assistant (Research and Development Programme), Q19
Contract (2 years) - 7 Posts

Salary Schedule: Q19

Grade Minimum Salary (RM)  Maximum Salary (RM)  Yearly Increment (RM) 
Q19  1,355.00 4,007.00  100.00 

Microalgae - 6 posts

  • Assist in Algae Cultivation Facility and Algae Production Facility located at two sites (Semengoh and Sejingkat, Kuching)
  • Responsible for equipment, fertilizers, reagents, consumable and glassware management at the site
  • Perform routine and regular monitor and maintenance of culture
  • Perform minor repairs at the production facility under supervision of research officer/technical specialist

Analytical Chemistry - 1 post

  • Assist in setting up a GMP certified facility
  • Assist in operating and maintaining equipment under GMP project
  • Assist in in-house formulation and data collection
  • Assist in extraction, isolation and fractionation of compounds
  • In-charge of monitoring the assets, glassware, chemical and scheduled waste
  • Ensure cleanliness and good housekeeping

Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a SPM/SVM/MCE certificate or equivalent qualification recognized by the Government
  • Credit (at least Grade C) in Bahasa Malaysia subject at SPM/SVM/MCE level
  • Have good command of English language (spoken and written)
  • Computer literate i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel and email
  • Must be physically fit, able to travel and work outdoors

 

Interested candidates are required to complete the Job Application Form SBC/HR/2020/1 which can be downloaded here. The hard copy of the completed job application form which includes a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, a recent passport-sized photograph (non-returnable) and certified true copy of all relevant certificates/transcripts should reach the following address on or before 9 December 2022.

Human Resource Section
Sarawak Biodiversity Centre
KM20 Jalan Borneo Heights, Semengoh
93250 Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel: +6082 610610

Application from Government Officers must be submitted through respective Head of Department.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.


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For more information, please contact us via the following details:

KM20, Jalan Borneo Heights, Semengoh, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
+6082610610
+6082611535
biosar[at]sbc.org.my

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