Current openings - COMMUNICATION TEAM1. Events Executive We are looking for a highly organized, creative and dynamic individual to join our team as the Events Executive. The incumbent will play a pivotal role in the Communications Team in conceptualizing and organizing events ranging from workshops, to community outreach programmes, to fundraising events, and aid in driving brand awareness of Cancer Research Malaysia. The roles and responsibilities include: 1. Conceptualize, plan and execute events organized by Cancer Research Malaysia. 2. Collaborate closely with external organizations and partners to drive fundraising and awareness events. 3. Assist Communications Manager in organizing PR related activities. More details on the position (Download PDF file) Interested candidates should send their application through the application form here. 2. Communications Manager / Asst. Manager We are looking for a passionate, creative and self-starting individual to join our team as the Communications Manager / Asst. Manager. The incumbent will work closely with the Head of Communications to drive communication strategies in line with the Organisation’s objectives. The roles and responsibilities include: (a) Establish and implement creative communication strategies to enhance the Organisation’s brand identity and raise the awareness on cancer research. (b) Develop compelling business stories and content for communication materials e.g. presentations, newsletters and annual reports, and work closely with Senior Digital & Online Communications Executive to create content for website and social media sites. More details on the position (Download PDF file) Interested candidates should send their application through the application form here.
Current openings - SUPPORT TEAMNo available new openings for now
Current openings - BREAST CANCER RESEARCH RESEARCH TEAMCancer Research Malaysia invites talented post-doctoral scientist or post-masters scientists who are interested in joining our team of researchers working on Asian breast cancers, to apply to join us. We work on the Malaysia Breast Cancer genetic (MyBrCa) study, which is one of the largest breast cancer cohorts in Asia. Specifically, the MyBrCa study has recently received funding from the Wellcome Trust to collaborate with Professor Doug Easton and Dr Antonis Antonio at the University of Cambridge, and Dr Ho Weang Kee at the University of Nottingham (Malaysia) to characterise rare variants and genetic loci associated with risk to breast cancer. Funded by the Newton Ungku Omar fund, we also work in collaboration with Professor Carlos Caldas at the University of Cambridge to determine the mutational signature and expression signature of breast cancer patients from Malaysia. Together, such analyses will lead to unique insights into the genetic predisposition and genomics of Asian breast cancer, the leading cause of cancer related deaths in Malaysia, providing opportunities for the development of risk stratified approaches to screening and opportunities for the development of targeted therapy for Asian breast cancer patients. 1. Research Associate or Post-Doctoral Scientist (Diagnostic Research) The Research Associate or Post-Doctoral Scientist will be an active member of the Diagnostic Research team, within the Breast Cancer Research Group. The researcher will assist in cancer genetic testing of research participants. The roles and responsibilities include: (a) To evaluate and validate new genetic technologies. (b) To perform next generation sequencing and ensure quality standards are met. (c) To assist in processes for attaining accreditation. (d) To assist in equipment maintenance, purchasing and stocking consumables, preparing reports for publication and grant organisations, establishing safety standards and ensuring regulatory compliance. More details on the position (Download PDF file) Interested candidates should send their application through the application form here.
Current openings - HEAD AND NECK CANCER RESEARCH TEAM1. Post-Doctoral Research Scientist (Head and Neck Cancer) The Post-doctoral Research Scientist will be the lead member of the Head and Neck Cancer Research team and will be working within the team to drive the development of immunotherapy for the treatment of head and neck cancer. The researcher will be responsible in identifying novel essential genes in both premalignant and malignant lesions of head and neck cancer; design and develop vaccine candidates and validate the vaccine candidates using both in vitro and in vivo models. In addition, the researcher will work with the Team Lead to develop the translational pipeline to enable our immunotherapeutic drugs to go into clinic. More details on the position: (Download PDF file) Interested candidates should send their application through the application form here.
Current openings - MALAYSIAN PATIENT NAVIGATION PROGRAMMEThe mission of the Patient Navigator 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, an educational tool to help patients make decisions regarding their care, e.g. choice of surgery, when to have treatment, etc. In the longer 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 survival and quality of life of Malaysian cancer patients by reducing the barriers that cancer patients face in accessing care 1. Nurse Navigator The Nurse 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 and services to address barriers to health resources, and will monitor the follow up care of the patients. The Navigator works within a clinical team of healthcare professionals at the hospital- based Patient Navigation Centres to ensure breast cancer patient complete their diagnostic and treatment protocols. Download more info of the position here. (PDF file) Interested candidates should send their application through the application form here.
Internship OpportunitiesCancer Research Malaysia is committed to training the next generation of cancer researchers and accepts undergraduate and graduate students for training under its industrial training/internship programmes. During the training period, students will have the opportunity to:
- enhance their scientific knowledge;
- gain professional experience;
- obtain hands-on research experience;
- interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students;
- attend group meeting sessions to learn about in-progress projects at Cancer Research Malaysia;
- present their research at a special session at the end of the training.
Only successful candidates will be notified, within one month from the date of application deadline.