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Current openings
Communications and Development Team

Head of Corporate Sponsorship and Philanthropy

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 Manager / Assistant Manager

The role-holder will be responsible for driving communication strategies in line with Cancer Research Malaysia’s objectives, and play a pivotal role in cultivating strong relationships with our stakeholders.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Establish and implement creative communication strategies to enhance the Organisation’s brand identity and raise the awareness on cancer research.
  • Develop compelling business stories and content for communication materials e.g. presentations, newsletters and annual reports, and work closely with Head of Communication and Development team to create content for website and social media sites.
  • Drive PR activities including media pitch, and develop media materials e.g. press releases, media invites and factsheets, and carry out media monitoring.
  • 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 but with minimum of 3 years experience in Communications / PR function.
  • Must have an existing relationship with media. Having relationship with bloggers / other influencers is a plus.
  • 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.

Community Programme Team

Community Navigator

The breast patient community navigator promotes timely diagnosis and treatment, and aims to ensure seamless, coordinated care and services. The role-holder helps patients and their families access the health care delivery system through support, education, communication and resources. This support begins at the point of a suspicious findings and continues throughout treatment to the resolution of the finding. The navigator works with breast cancer patients to improve their cancer care outcomes.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide navigation support for breast cancer patients.
  • Using the patient intake process and identifying needs and barriers that prevent patient from accessing care.
  • Collaborating with local individuals, agencies and organisations to facilitate access to community-based services addressing patients’ barrier to care.
  • Tracking patient progress and keeping other care team members informed. Identifying potential bottlenecks and performing appropriate interventions.
  • Assisting patients across healthcare disciplines to ensure appointment are made and kept.
  • Identifying system and/or organisational barriers to care and recommending strategies to improve access.
  • Working closely with appropriate staff throughout the healthcare system to improve patient care outcomes.

The ideal candidate would be:
  • Diploma/ Bachelor’s Degree or minimum 2 year of experience in hospitality, psychology, population-based services, home care, community officer, human activist, social entrepreneurship, social services, customer care and service, OR a combination of education and experience that is similarly equivalent.
  • Possess a full driving license.
  • Verbal and written communication skills (Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin or Tamil is preferred).
  • Computer skills.
  • Strong people skills to include problem solving, resourcefulness, customer service and compassionate interactions.

Nurse Navigator

The role-holder 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 – Be the focal point within the clinical team for patient navigation services for breast cancer patients.
  • Identify barriers – 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.
  • Resource Utilisation – 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 – Establish clinic operation flow, standard operating procedures, organise patient appointment system, defined navigator role and schedules, inpatient ward visit schedule and coordinate multidisciplinary team referral.
  • Monitor and maintaining patient tracking – Maintain an active day to day routine patient tracking activity and alert navigation team member if there is delay, or default among breast cancer patient.
  • Maintaining proper patient file documentation and data collection – Maintaining proper patient navigation file documentation and keep data collection up to date.

The ideal candidate would be:
  • An individual with Diploma/ Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science, Advanced Diploma in Oncology Nursing and Advanced Diploma in Palliative Car Nursing.
  • Has a valid annual practicing nursing license and registered with Malaysian Nursing and Midwifery Board.
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude towards assigned work, patients, team member and willing to work with other diverse stakeholders.
  • Has great organization, administrative skill and time management.
  • Has cultural responsiveness and sensitivity, know the cultural make-up of the community the team work with.
  • Has a positive attitude towards a wide and diverse range of patients, care givers and their family members.
Strong preference will be given to those who can prove they can operate in fast-growth environments with limited resources. We do not recommend any nursing personnel with existing management roles to be part of navigation team (e.g. Matron/Sisters). We would like the placement of a dedicated team member to retain in the programme for a minimum of 2 years. Prior training in Palliative, Oncology and Surgical nursing is a strong advantage.

Breast Cancer Research Programme

Post-Doctoral Scientist in Epidemiology/Biostats

The post-doctoral scientist/senior scientist will lead research on genetic predisposition to breast cancer in South East Asian women, focusing primarily on common genetic variants.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Take a leadership role in analysis of common genetic variants associated with breast cancer risk in Asian women, and to build a polygenic risk model using data from the largest South East Asian cohort of breast cancer cases and controls, in collaboration with the Breast Cancer Association Consortium and the Asian Breast Cancer Consortium
  • Ensure that research programmes meet external and internal milestones, and to be responsible for drafting and submitting the necessary reports.
  • Ensure that the collaborations are established and maintained to meet agreed external and internal milestones
  • Maintain a register of possible grant applications and to work with the Group Leader to prepare and compete for these grant applications, ensuring all the time that there is sufficient funding for the project
  • Supervise and mentor research associates, students and other internal as well as external scientists, as and when required

The ideal candidate would be:
  • Educated to post-graduate degree level (PhD), with relevant experience in epidemiology or biostatistics (Post-doctoral scientist position); or
  • Educated to post-graduate degree level (PhD), with track record of a grant in a relevant area of research (genetic epidemiology) and at least 5 years post-graduate experience (Senior Scientist position)
  • Demonstrated skill in handling data, and successfully presenting the data both in spoken (conference) or written (publication) form.
  • Experience in study design and grant writing is an advantage.
  • Driven by a strong sense of making an impact, with problem solving skills, including conflict resolution skills