Monash University Malaysia

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Monash University

Monash University is Australia’s largest university, and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities. In the most recent QS World University Rankings, Monash rated 55 in the world.

Monash is a global university. In addition to its four Australian campuses, it has a comprehensive campus in Malaysia and centres for graduate education in China and India. It also has a teaching and conference centre in Italy. A unique alliance with the University of Warwick (UK) sits alongside an array of international collaborations with leading universities and corporations around the world, expanding the University’s global network.

Monash University Malaysia is Monash’s third largest campus, with over 8000 students and 900 staff. We are a comprehensive campus offering degrees in business, engineering, medicine, science, information technology, pharmacy, social science and humanities across seven Schools. We are rated among the very best among universities in Malaysia, and the quality of our research output positions us among the very best universities in Southeast Asia.

The Malaysia campus provides Monash University with a platform for scholarly engagement with the dynamic Southeast Asia region. We are located in greater Kuala Lumpur, in the Klang Valley, one of the region’s industrial hotspots. We sit in the heart of the rapidly developing economic corridor linking Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and beyond. Our education and research is oriented towards deep engagement with this dynamic social and industrial landscape.

We are seeking up to 20 postdoctoral fellows to contribute to this dynamic research environment.


Postdoctoral Fellowships at Monash University Malaysia

Monash University Malaysia is seeking up to 20 Postdoctoral Fellows to contribute to our expanding research program. These prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship positions will involve:

  • Full academic salary for three years.

  • Appointment as a Research Fellow with fulltime allocation to research activities. In exception cases appointment at Senior Research Fellow will be considered.

  • Research funding of 20,000 ringgit per year.

  • Supervision and mentoring from senior Monash University Malaysia researchers.

  • Postdoctoral fellows will be on a fixed term (three year contract) but if there are relevant vacancies, postdoctoral fellows will be considered for an ongoing academic appointment, based on an assessment of performance during the fellowship.

The Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to:

  • Conduct original research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of their supervisor and/or team leader.

  • Develop an active record of publication and start to build a portfolio of grants and supervision

  • Where appropriate, participate in collaborations with other universities and with government, industry and/or civil society to drive research impact

The Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered in the eight priority areas shown above.

Selection Criteria

  • Alignment with one of the eight priority areas.

  • A doctorate qualification (PhD) in a discipline relevant to the priority area awarded in the last 5 years.

  • Demonstrated ability to produce excellent research and supervise undergraduate or honours students.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with partners in universities, government, industry and/or civil society.

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in collaboration and teamwork.

Application Process and Closing Date

If you are interested in submitting an application, you should carefully review the priority areas and get in touch (via email) with relevant academics to discuss your area of research. They may put you in touch with other researchers at Monash University Malaysia, depending on your area of interest and expertise.

Your application will be made through Jobs@Monash and must include:

  • A 2000 word research proposal

  • A statement of your achievements, experience and skills according to the selection criteria

  • A curriculum vitae

  • The names of three academic referees

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2020

Contact Details

Academic contact details are provided in the priority areas section. You must get in touch with the relevant contact person(s) to discuss your proposed research, prior to making an application. They may put you in touch with other researchers at Monash University Malaysia, depending on your specific area of interest and expertise.

If you have any questions relating to recruitment, eligibility or program details, please contact Tan I Kim:

Telephone: +603-5514 4409