Post-Doctoral Fellowship


Dear All

Greetings from University of Malaya.

We are pleased to announce the opening of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) position at University of Malaya.

Opening Date   :           18 February 2020 (Tuesday)

Closing Date    :             9 March 2020 (Monday)

Below are the details of the vacancies:

The Scheme

  • The scheme is called the University of Malaya Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (PDRF).


 Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements:

  • Have obtained a PhD degree within the last 5 years or have attended and passed the viva-voce (please provide a letter from your institution to attest to this);
  • Have proof of proficiency in the English language (a minimum score of 600 on the TOEFL or Band 6.5 in the IELTS) for candidates whose PhD thesis was written in languages other than English;
  • Have excellent track record in publication, must demonstrate ability in producing publications
  • Have experience in carrying out research and have published in reviewed journals at
    either the national or international level.

Prioritized Fields of Research

Areas which have been identified by the University of Malaya as prioritized research clusters are as follows:

  • Frontier Sciences
  • Innovative Technology
  • Sustainability Science
  • Wellness
  • Humanities
  • Equitable Society

Duration of Appointment

  • The first appointment is a minimum of 6 months and not more than 12 months for local candidates and a minimum of 12 months for international candidates (to meet visa requirements);
  • An extension may be considered subject to the progress report and recommendation of the Head of the Research Centre or Research Program or Principle Investigator (PI).

Appointment Status

Appointments are given contract status. (For candidates who are not Malaysian citizens, the conditions of appointment are subject to the rules, regulations and conditions applicable to foreign workers, as well as current policies enforced).

Attached are the guidelines and necessary forms for you to complete. Please submit two (2) copies (1 original hardcopy & 1 photocopy) and via email (softcopy) together with all the relevant documents to:

Recruitment & Career Enhancement Section

Human Resource Division

Level 6, Chancellery

University of Malaya

50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Tel       : +603-7967 3523

Email   :

Attention to:  Mdm Nurmarziana Aizie Mohd Yazid

                       Mdm Nurhasanah Hashim

                       Miss Norrashidah Sheik Alauddin

Please note that incomplete forms and attachments, and application that is submitted after the closing date will not be processed.

For more information, please visit

Thank you.

File Download
Checklist Form For PDRF Application (Updated Feb 2020) Download
Post Doctoral Research Fellow Application Form (Updated Feb 2020) Download
Referee Report  (Updated Feb 2020) Download
PDRF Midterm Report Form Download

Contact Us

Recruitment & Career Enhancement Section

Human Resource Division

Level 6, Chancellery

University of Malaya

50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Tel      : +603-7967 3523

Email  :

Contact Details

Institute of Research Management & Services (IPPP),
Level 7, Research Management & Innovation Complex,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur.