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If you answered yes to all of the above, apply today and let’s beat cancer together!
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.

Donor Relations Manager

The role-holder will be responsible to increase the income for the organization from the individual and mid-level donors’ segments.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • To take leadership in expanding and growing income individual and mid-level donors sector for the organization for monthly/yearly/one time donation through effective fundraising channels.
  • To lead, manage and support donor recruitment, donor management, retention operation and process.
  • To ensure donors’ journeys, e.g recruitment, retention, upgrade, churn, communications, donor experience with DRM etc are well executed.
  • Work closely with the projects team to conceptualise and execute different types of events including fundraising events. Develop and deliver internal communication messages to employees and ensure messages are consistent both internally and externally.

The ideal candidate would be:
  • A degree holder in any field.
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in Marketing, Business Development or related experience. Experience in fundraising is not a must but will be an advantage.
  • Good written and verbal skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia. Mandarin literacy is a plus.
  • Agency or media experience is preferred.
  • Previous experience in a Non-Profit Organisation is preferred.
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
Breast Cancer Research Programme

Post-doctoral Scientist in Bioinformatics

We are recruiting a Post-doctoral Scientist in Bioinformatics to assist us in analyzing data generated from a large-scale genomics study on breast cancers. In this study, we are using leading edge technologies in laboratory and computational genomics in order to construct a molecular map of Asian breast cancers. This includes the use of statistical and machine learning models to understand what makes Asian breast cancers unique, and employing cloud technology to maximize the efficiency of our data analysis pipelines. Ultimately, the outcome from this study will help clinicians and scientists in the future to better manage breast cancer in Asia.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • To perform primary processing and data cleaning of genomics data
  • To load data into established genomics pipeline such as GATK and RSEM according to study specifications
  • To participate in the design and execution of bioinformatics analyses in order to answer novel research questions, both for the breast cancer research team as well as other research groups
  • To participate in the analysis and design of component software pipeline features, if required
  • To maintain and refactor code with proper documentation

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 programming and/or the use of bioinformatics tools
  • Proficiency with the command-line interface of Linux operating systems
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or other Cloud infrastructure technologies will be an advantage
  • Driven by a strong sense of making an impact, with problem solving skills, including conflict resolution skills
Clinical Trials Team

Clinical Research Associate

We are recruiting a Clinical Research Associate that will be reporting to the Clinical Trials Manager (CTM) and responsible in carrying out the clinical research operational tasks. You will have the opportunity to work closely with Cancer Research Malaysia (CRM) world class scientific research teams to play a role in the clinical trial design and planning through activities such as literature review. You will also have the opportunity to work with some of the top notch oncologists in Malaysia through the Clinical Working Group (CWG) to propose clinical trials based on the latest therapy such as immunotherapy for Asian breast, lung or head and neck cancers.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Monitor in-house and external clinical trials (On-site or remote monitoring)
  • Develop and refine Standard Operational Procedure (SOP) for clinical trial operations such as monitoring
  • Perform literature review to identify opportunity for proposal of clinical trials within the scope define by the management

The ideal candidate would be:
  • At least a BSc degree in health sciences, life sciences, pharmacy, pharmacology, or a related discipline with at least 6 months of CRA I experience AND ability to perform literature review
  • MSc or PhD holder with Cancer Biology work experience and aspiration to develop clinical research career is also welcomed Responsible Management
  • Responsible Management – Ability to monitor clinical trials (at least 6-months experience)
  • Compliance Control – Ability to ensure site personnel comply with research protocol, regulatory requirements, GCP and standard operating procedures
  • Information Analysis – Ability to establish links between various elements necessary to the proper conduct of the clinical study
  • Problem Solving – Ability to solve problems related to clinical trials