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Current openings
Fundraising Team

Head of Fundraising

The role-holder will be responsible for inspiring companies, philanthropists and generous donors to help Cancer Research Malaysia continue with our life-saving research. We are looking for someone who is able to deliver a clear partnership strategy with our corporate partners and donors. They would be able to keep a strong community of loyal supporters engaged and work independently with the board of trustees to grow and acquire new donors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Work independently and with the Board of Trustees to grow and acquire new donors.
  • Planning and implementing events including fundraising events.
  • To gather metrics and data from multiple sources that can help achieve the organisation’s goals.

The ideal candidate would be:
  • Someone with a minimum 5 years of working experience.
  • Possess creative communication and writing capabilities.
  • Able to engage and form strategic partnerships with related stakeholders and businesses.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Communications Team

Marketing Communications Manager

The Marketing Communications Manager (“MarComms Manager”) is responsible to develop, integrate and implement Cancer Research Malaysia’s (“CRM”) public relations and communications strategy and will be directly managing all communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect CRM’s brand and reputation relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organisation and its leadership and to drive donor support for the organisation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan to advance CRM’s brand identity
  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of the communications function which includes to write, produce and develop content for all CRM print materials such as the annual report, marketing collaterals and electronic communications including CRM’s website and social media network; manage relationships with associated vendors
  • Actively engage, cultivate and manage press relationships including to prioritize media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed to ensure coverage surrounding CRM’s programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects
  • Conceptualize, research, promote and execute campaigns and events such as workshops, seminars, talks and exhibitions which include, but not limited to, World Cancer Day, World Survivor’s Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Ovarian Cancer Day, Pink October, Terry Fox Run, Sime Darby-LPGA Tournament, fundraising activities, volunteer and donor appreciation day and so on
  • Assist the Head of Communications to manage the communications team (events, digital and social media, and outreach) to support the development and execution of the communications strategy, events, outreach programs and sponsorship marketing

The ideal candidate would be:
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing or related field is required
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a project-lead role either in-house or with an agency; possess experience in planning, writing, editing, and production of newsletters, press releases, annual reports, marketing literature, and other print publications including for new media. Experience in advocacy, public health and health education is an advantage
  • Demonstrate skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with top tier reporters and editors, and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high-impact placements
  • Good writing and editing experience (externally focused) with a variety of print and online communications media
Head & Neck Cancer Research Programme

Post-doctoral Scientist in Bioinformatics

We are recruiting a Postdoctoral Scientist in Bioinformatics to assist us in analyzing data generated from genome-wide CRISPR screen in conjunction with other multi-omics data to shortlist drug candidates with biomarkers for validation. In this study, we have collaborated closely with a prestigious research group from Wellcome Sanger Institute to use leading edge technologies in CRISPR screening and computational analysis to delineate the map of essential genes in head and neck cancer lines including Asian-derived unique collection of lines derived at our laboratory. We are now actively looking into integrating multi-omics and drug sensitivity data available in-house and in public databases to help shortlist essential gene and/or drug candidates for head and neck cancer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • To be able to understand and comprehend the CRISPR screen data in-house and from public database
  • To be able to analyze and integrate multi-dimensional omics data with large-scale drug screening data
  • To use or adapt published computational algorithms or design new algorithms to find genomic features that are correlated with drug sensitivity
  • To shortlist drugs for repurposing in head and neck cancer, with strong statistical and biological evidence of a related biomarker
  • To participate in the design and execution of bioinformatics analyses in order to answer novel research questions

The ideal candidate would be:
  • Educated to post-graduate degree level (PhD), with relevant experience in biology, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or mathematics (Post-doctoral scientist position); or
  • Experience with R, Python, or any other computing language to conduct analyses of biological data
  • Experience with systematic bioinformatic data mining and integrative analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data
  • Experience in machine learning algorithm such as elastic net regularization, random forest is a bonus
Community Outreach Team

Nurse Navigator (Seremban)

The Nurses Navigator will be responsible for helping and supporting breast cancer patients and their families to navigate and access healthcare services. He/she will provide support along patient’s clinical pathway, service to address barriers to healthcare resources and will monitor the follow up care of the patients. The navigation team works within a clinical team of healthcare professionals at the hospital-based Patient Navigation Centers to ensure breast cancer patient complete their diagnostic and treatment protocols.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing Patient Support
  • Complete comprehensive assessments of the barriers to quality cancer care that contribute to challenges and identify information, resource and emotional support needs of newly diagnosed and medically
  • Coordinating services to assist patients with their basic needs, ensuring that they complete their diagnosis and treatment in a timely manner
  • Run the full operation of PNP integrated breast clinic
  • Monitor and maintaining patient tracking

The ideal candidate would be:
  • Has a valid annual practicing nursing license and registered with Malaysian Nursing and Midwifery Board
  • Preferably has hand-on experience handling breast cancer patients. Prior training in Palliative, Oncology and Surgical nursing is a strong advantage
  • Adaptable to different demands, negotiate stressful situations and is able to analyze and resolve problems associated with patient barriers