Do you want professional and personal advancement? Can you work collaboratively with a diverse team of people? Do you want to make a difference in the fight against cancer?

If you answered yes to all of the above, apply today and let’s beat cancer together!
Current openings
Breast Cancer Research Team:

Post-Doctoral Scientist/Team leader in Genetic epidemiology

The role holder will be leading the research on genetic predisposition to breast cancer in South East Asians. This study aims to allow clinical genetic testing to become more widely used in Malaysia, and will facilitate the development of informed risk-stratified approaches to screening in the future.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Supervising other projects within the team
  • Ensuring that research programmes meet external and internal milestones, and being responsible for drafting and submitting the necessary reports


The ideal candidate would be someone who:
  • Holds a post-graduate degree (PhD) with relevant experiences in genetics, epidemiology, or biostatics, OR has a track record with a grant in a relevant area of research (genetic epidemiology), and at least 5 years of post-graduate experiences in a Team Leader position
  • Is able to prioritise workload and deadlines
  • Has a pro-active attitude


It would be an advantage if the candidate has publications in the relevant fields.

Post-Master Scientist (Genetic Statistician/Applied Statistician) (Junior/Senior Level)

The role holder will be working on the Malaysian Breast Cancer Genetic Study (MyBRCA), which is an internationally recognised large-scale study seeking to identify new breast cancer genetic susceptibility variants through genome-wide association study (GWAS), and will ultimately be aiding in disease prevention and medicine development.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Implementing analysis of large-scale genetic datasets in relation to breast cancer and related risk factors
  • Managing, cleaning, and preparing genetic data for analyses
  • Developing population-specific risk prediction models using genetic and clinical factors


The ideal candidate would be someone who:
  • Holds a master’s degree in genetics, genetic epidemiology, biostatistics, medical statistics, or other relevant qualifications
  • Has a sound understanding of statistical concepts and a working knowledge of genetics, preferably in relation to cancer
  • Is experienced in using Microsoft Office and relevant statistical software (e.g. R, Stata, or PLINK)


It would be an advantage if the candidate has:
  • At least a year of scripting/relevant work experience
  • Experience in analysing a large-scale genetic dataset (e.g. GWAS)
  • Knowledge in working with a Linux-based operating system
  • Authored scientific publications
Head And Neck Cancer Research Team:

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (Head And Neck Cancer)

The role holder will be leading the head and neck cancer research team, and will be working to drive the development of immunotherapy in treating head and neck cancer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Identifying essential genes in both premalignant and malignant lesions of head and neck cancer
  • Designing, developing, and validating vaccine candidates using both in vitro and in vivo models
  • Developing the translational pipeline to enable our immunotherapeutic drugs to be available in clinics


The ideal candidate would be someone who:
  • Holds a PhD with relevant experience in immunology
  • Has experience/skills in molecular biology and animal handlings
  • Will put the goals of the team before their own
  • Has a strong ethical conscience


It would be an advantage if the candidate has the experience/skills in cancer immunotherapy.

Research Technician (Head And Neck Cancer)

The role holder will be an essential member of the head and neck cancer team, working to meet the milestones of the research programme.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting team members in animal experiments, including animal breeding, drug administration, data collection, and analysis that are necessary to meet the direct project goals
  • Assisting in equipment maintenance, purchasing and stocking consumables, preparing reports for publications and grant organisations, establishing safety standards, and ensuring regulatory compliance


The ideal candidate would be someone who:
  • Holds a diploma or bachelor’s degree
  • Has experience and skills in handling animals
  • Is able to multitask and be a proactive team member


It would be an advantage if the candidate has the experience/skills in molecular biology and immunology research.
Malaysian Patient Navigation Programme
The mission of the Patient Navigation Programme is to develop a structured programme for addressing barriers faced by cancer patients in accessing care. In the short term, this will include the development of a decision aid, which is an educational tool to help patients make decisions regarding their care (e.g. choice of surgery, when to have treatment, etc.). In the long term, we aim to train and deploy patient navigators/breast care nurses in collaboration with established cancer treatment centres to assist patients in their journey through breast cancer.

The vision of this Patient Navigation Programme is to improve Malaysian cancer patients’ survival and quality of life by reducing the barriers that they face in accessing care.

Nurse Navigator

The Role Holder Will Be Responsible For Helping And Supporting Breast Cancer Patients And Their Families In Navigating And Accessing Healthcare Services, Providing Support And Services In Addressing Barriers To Health Resources, And Monitoring The Follow-Up Care Of The Patients. The Navigator Will Be Working Within A Clinical Team Of Healthcare Professionals At Hospital-Based Patient Navigation Centres To Ensure Breast Cancer Patients Complete Their Diagnostic And Treatment Protocols.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing Patient Support
  • Resource Utilization – Coordinating Services To Assist Patients With Their Basic Needs, Ensuring That They Complete Their Diagnosis And Treatment On Time.
  • Maintaining Proper Patient File Documentation And Preparing Reports As And When Required


The ideal candidate would be someone who:
  • Has Had Nursing Training, With A Valid Annual Practising Nursing License
  • Has A Positive Attitude Towards A Wide And Diverse Range Of Patients
  • Is Adaptable To Different Demands And Stressful Situations, And Is Able To Analyse And Resolve Problems Associated With Patient Barriers
  • Is Able To Travel To State/National Agencies And Voluntary Organizations To Submit And Follow-Up On The Application, Appeal, And Progress On Behalf Of The Patients


It Would Be An Advantage If The Candidate Has Had Prior Training In Oncology.