Semenyih Jobs Biotechnologist / Assistant Research Officer Position at Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd.

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  • Job vacancies posted on: 12 months ago


Our company, Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd. is currently opening occasion for those of you who are interested in becoming a part of our company specifically Semenyih and its surrounding areas. For those of you who are interested to be a part of our company with the position of Biotechnologist / Assistant Research Officer and able to work in the WFO (Work From Office) system with full time working hours.

We will openly welcome you if you meet these following criteria:

  • Qualification: Bachelor's Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree & Master's Degree
  • Experienced in Sciences & Biotechnology
  • Honest, disciplined, and responsible
  • Uphold professionalism in the work environment

We offer you a fairly competitive base salary of RM 3,000 - RM 4,500 in average and can be adjusted according to the capabilities that you offer for our company and have been negotiated under HRD agreement.

Job Info

Company Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd.
Position Biotechnologist / Assistant Research Officer
Region Semenyih
Career Level Junior Executive
Work Experience -
Qualification Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree
Type of Work Full-Time
Specialization Required Biotechnology, Sciences
Minimum Salary MYR 3.000
Maximum Salary MYR 4.450


  1. BSc. (with a minimum of 12 months of relevant working experience) or MSc. (with at least one peer-reviewed journal publication) in genetics, applied microbiology/pathology and plant physiology or equivalent.
  2. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.70.


  1. Support the development, establishment and performing of RT-PCR and qPCR-based methods for gene expression studies and will involve transcriptome data extraction and high throughput data handling.
  2. Coordinate appropriate nursery trials for disease screening, ensure correct plant parameters are measured and facilitate high throughput traits analysis. 
  3. Facilitate the maintenance of fungal culture collection, species identification and microscopy analysis. 
  4. Communicate findings to both scientific and non-scientific communities.
  5. Maintain excellent laboratory functionalities in terms of environment, hygiene, biosafety and biosecurity.


  1. Deep scientific and technological knowledge in genetics, molecular biology, plant disease and physiology.
  2. Candidates with 1 to 2 years of recent relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience would be an advantage.
  3. Good organisation skills and capacity to prioritise.A
  4. Good command of written and spoken skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia.

Office/Company Address

Country Malaysia
Region Selangor
City Semenyih
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  • Fixed allowances
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Excellent opportunities for long-term career development

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Company Description

Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. an associatecompanyofBoustead Plantations BerhadandKuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, two highly successful public listed Malaysian companies. It is a leading tropical plantation crop research centre established in 1986. Our core activities include research in crop improvement and production, provide plantation crop advisory services, and produce oil palm tissue culture ramets and seeds for sales.

We maintain an extensive research programme in strategic areas to improve productivity and efficiency in estates and utilise the latest research findings, innovations and technological advances in crop science and information technology that are applicable. We have more than a dozen field research stations in Malaysia and Indonesia and conduct collaborative research with local and overseas universities, research institutions and commercial companies. We also publish our findings in high impact journals and present them in conferences worldwide. We also provide in-house training to all levels of staff and executives. Our detailed activities can be found Briefly, our research covers the following subject matters:

Crop improvement

  1. Plant breeding, both traditional methods and molecular breeding, including genomewide selection by sequencing
  2. Tissue culturing of oil palms
  3. Applications of biotechnology in plantation tree crops

Crop production

  1. Agronomy of plantation tree crops including fertiliser use efficiency, soil health, environmental microbiology, soil and water conservation, soil chemistry, soil classification etc
  2. Pests and diseases
  3. Beneficial microbes
  4. Geospatial technology and analysis, including the applications of drones, GIS and remote sensing in plantation tree crops
  5. Physiology and plant biochemistry of plantation tree crops
  6. Mathematical and statistical modelling
  7. Techno-economic management including reduction of labour in plantation agriculture and applications of mechanisation and mechatronics in tree crop management etc
  8. Biodiversity, ecosystem services and environmental impact of plantation tree crops
  9. Improving latex yield of rubber trees
  10. Products evaluation

We have more than 700 employees and we operate in Malaysia and Indonesia.Our clientele estates are located not only in Southeast Asia but extend to Liberia and Colombia. We are keen to meet you if you have good suggestions to improve our core activities and objectives. If you would like to know more about us and wish to consider joining our team, then do reach out to us. Our Headquarters along with some of our R&D laboratories are located in Kota Damansara (Petaling Jaya, Selangor).

Company Info

  • Industry: Agricultural / Plantation / Poultry / Fisheries
  • Registration No.: 90455-D
  • Company Size: 501 - 1000 Employees
  • Benefits & Others: Miscellaneous allowance, Medical, Parking, Casual (e.g. T-shirts), Monday to Saturday
  • Specific Location: Kota Damansara
This vacancy is suitable for those of you who live in the following areas: Selangor