This guidelines on the appointment of Research Assistants, Research Assistants (Graduate Students), Research Assistants (Project) and Research Assistants (for research administrations only) shall be applied in all appointments for the stated positions under the supervision of the Head of Research Centre (PTj).
- POSITION DEFINITION
- Research Assistant:
Refers to an individual who is officially appointed to assist in carrying out research, searching for research information, reviewing literature, acquiring experimental data, managing research equipment and other research related matters.
- Research Assistant (for graduate students):
Refers to a currently enrolled postgraduate student at the University of Malaya who is officially appointed to assist researchers in their research project and research activities.
- Research Assistant (project):
Refers to a currently enrolled postgraduate student of University of Malaya who is officially appointed by the Head of Research Centre (PTj) and the Head of Residential College as the research assistant to carry out research activities. (NOT including the administrative and managerial affairs of the residential college and personal matter)
- Research Assistant (for research administration):
Refers to an individual (Malaysian ONLY) who is officially appointed to assist the administrative operations of the Center of Research (PTJ) which includes tasks such as, manage documents, files, record system, financial for OPEX and CAPEX of the center of research, and other matters related to the administration of the research center.
- OPERATING COST
Principal of Investigator (PI)/Head of Research Center/Head of PTj is fully responsible in ensuring that operational costs for appointment of candidates are adequate. In order to ensure effective research management, Principal of Investigator (PI)/Head of Research Center/Head of PTj is required to make an accurate calculation of the Research Assistant payroll.
- APPOINTMENT STATUS
Appointments are on contractual basis.
The duration of appointment must be at least for four (4) months for Malaysian, meanwhile for non-Malaysian should be at least six (6) months but not exceeding 12 months in a term.
The maximum duration of appointment for both Malaysian and non-Malaysian is not more than 12 months at a time.
Extension of the duration of appointment can be considered based on the following criteria:
- Performance and recommendation by the Head of Research Centre (PTj);
- Availability of research grants for the purpose of salary (such as UMRG, BKP, PRGS, FRGS, etc.)
Centre for Research Grant Management (PPGP),
Level 4, Kompleks Pengurusan Penyelidikan & Inovasi
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
: +603-7967 4522
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