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Current openings
Community Outreach Team

Head of Community Programme

We are looking for a confident, highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving, managerial, analytical, and communication skills. The ideal candidate should be someone who understand the opportunities and demonstrate a strong personal commitment to the outreach cause of Cancer Research Malaysia. The candidate should also be able to embrace inclusion by reaching out and providing fair treatment to people of all backgrounds. The chosen candidate reports to the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with the Head of Communications and Development. He/She will supervise the Patient Navigation Programme team in planning and implementing community outreach programs with Cancer Research Malaysia’s long term objectives in mind.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Support the development and refinement of the Patient Navigation Program’s strategic initiatives as well as facilitates ongoing alignment with the MOH strategic goals and priorities
  • Plan and track detailed program budgets and expenses to ensure efficient financial management and compliance with donor and CRM’s policy and regulations.
  • Increase awareness and foster adoption of Cancer Research Malaysia’s recommendations on cancer awareness, prevention and early detection for targeted audience/communities
  • Be responsible for grant application, administration and reporting to grantees that are relevant to the outreach team and programs
  • Be responsible for creating and fostering good working relationship with community partners, NGOs, donors, corporate sponsors, etc.

The ideal candidate would be:
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in public health, applied social/behavioral science, health education, or other related discipline, with minimum 3 years working experience in health promotion and project management
  • Ability to identify and engage with appropriate partners and stakeholders (internal and external), build and maintain robust working relationships to ensure effective collaborations
  • Ability to synthesize complex health information and data for internal reports and general public use
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Engagement Team

Head of Engagement

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.
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