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Current openings
CEO’s Office

Personal Assistant to CEO’s Office

We are recruiting a Personal Assistant for our Chief Executive Office. The candidate will have to provide full secretarial and administrative support to the CEO office. Other than our CEO, the candidate will also assist in providing full secretarial and administrative support to our Chief Scientific Officer (CSO).

We are looking for a confident individual with an open, approachable and pleasant personality. The chosen candidate report to the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Scientific Officer and work closely with other employees as well as external parties such as Board Trustees and donors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Full secretarial and administrative support to the CEO office for CEO and CSO
  • Diary and calendar management and scheduling, coordinating and organizing internal and external business meetings
  • Manage, prepare reports and take minutes of monthly management meeting
  • Tracks and follows patient interactions via appropriate documentation policies and procedures
  • Coordinate and Company Secretarial support, company secretarial related matters with external company secretaries
  • Responsible for checking and coordinating meeting dates, meeting venue, notice and agenda of meeting when external Cosec’s services is not engaged
  • Organize, coordinate, compile, print, bind, dispatch meeting papers for Board of Trustees, Audit & Finance Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee quarterly meetings
  • Donors relationship management. To maintain the VVIP/CEO database and correspondences
  • Arrange and manage logistics for physical and online trainings, conferences, seminars including air ticket, visa, hotel accommodation
  • Assist in fundraising events
  • Prepare monthly routine claims; parking, toll, mobile phone, petrol, miscellaneous claims
  • Prepare travelling/ medical/dental/optical claims/Purchase Request
  • Record retention, filing, updating, archiving information and documents
  • Propose, purchase of festive gifts/cards to Trustees, collaborators
  • Assist in on-boarding/familiarization for direct reports under CEO
  • Greet and attend to guests
  • Assist in receptionist certain tasks when receptionist is away

The ideal candidate would be:
  • Professional Certificate/Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with at least 3 years working experience in related field
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in Bahasa Malaysia and English. Preferably someone who understand science and research term
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to interact with all levels of staff and external parties
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and team working skills

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Translational Cancer Biology Unit

Research Associate

The Translational Cancer Biology Research Unit identifies and investigates the unique and critical genetic, molecular and cellular changes underlying cancer development, particularly in cancers that disproportionately affect Asians. Our work provides insights into disease mechanisms with implications for the development of improved therapies for cancers. This includes integrating large-scale drug response data with gene dependency and multi-omics data to improve our understanding of critical genes that keep the cancer cells alive, as well as uncovering the mechanism of action of drugs with their associated biomarkers. The goal is to identify and prioritize novel targeted therapies for head and neck cancers.

The Research Associate (“RA”) will be responsible for delivering milestones of the research program. Specifically, the RA will be assisting the Head of Research Unit to conduct follow-up studies on genes identified from the CRISPR/Cas9 and high-throughput drug screens, with the aim of identifying unique mechanisms that present therapeutic opportunities. This includes using cell and molecular biology techniques to validate gene-drug pairs identified from the cancer dependency dataset and a high-throughput drug screen for Asian head and neck cancers. These will enable the team to uncover the function of these genes in the context of head and neck cancers and how they affect the action of cancer drugs that could be exploited for therapeutic impact.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Planning and performing experiments that are necessary to meet project goals on time
  • Analysing results and providing insights to enable next steps to be designed and implemented
  • Maintaining an up-to-date understanding of the relevant literature, to ensure that the research project remains relevant and competitive
  • Assist in drafting reports including conference presentations, research publications and donor reports
  • Be responsible for equipment maintenance of specific equipment, and purchasing and stocking consumables as required by the Head of Unit or Head of Facilities
  • Be responsible for compliance with safety standards and ensuring regulatory compliance. Assist with the documentation required by the OSH committee or Head of Facilities
  • If required, assist in the planning and delivery of established technical research services that generate income and improve access to new technologies to Malaysian researchers, through CRMY or CRMY Technologies Sdn. Bhd.
  • Assist in identifying projects that may be executed by others and then successfully supervise these (industrial trainees, interns research staff) leading to high-quality publications
  • Assist in ensuring the financial sustainability of the research program by ensuring that budgets are optimized and by assisting with grant applications
  • To assist in maintaining effective partnerships with key stakeholders, particularly with suppliers and collaborators
  • To develop basic competence in intellectual property management and to highlight opportunities arising from research projects to Head of Unit as soon as practically possible

The ideal candidate would be:
  • Educated to a Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience in cancer biology
  • Experience and skills in molecular and cell biology
  • Demonstrated skill in laboratory research and successfully presenting the data both in spoken (conference) or written (publication) form
  • Driven by a strong sense of making an impact, with problem-solving skills, including conflict resolution skills
  • The ability to prioritise own workload and work to deadlines
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Cancer Prevention & Population Science Unit

Data Manager

The Data Manager is the lead for the data management for a number of cohort studies at the Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Research Unit (“CPPS”). The candidate needs to be competent in database management including in Excel, Access and preferably, R. Prior experience in epidemiology and/or statistics, is a strong advantage.

We are looking for a confident individual with an open, approachable and pleasant personality to work with clinical teams to collect data, and with strong analytical skills to work with research teams to analyse data and generate results. The ideal candidate should be someone who has prior experience with clinical data, understand the barriers faced in retrieving clinical data, and demonstrate a strong personal commitment to the cause of Cancer Research Malaysia.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • To be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for data curation and cleaning, and capturing clinical information onto the main database
  • To work with the Head of CPPS to respond to data queries for international and local collaborative studies
  • Assist in planning and delivery of high-quality research programs to enhance the Foundation’s reputation for excellence in research

The ideal candidate would be:
  • Educated to a Bachelor’s degree (BSc), with relevant experience in databases
  • Demonstrated skill in analysing data
  • Driven by a strong sense of making an impact, with problem solving skills, including conflict resolution skills
  • The ability to prioritise own workload and work to deadlines
  • Adopts a pro-active attitude to works
  • Assumes full responsibilities within role
  • Passion for CRMY’s mission

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Genetic Counselling Unit

Research Assistant

The Genetic Counselling Unit’s overarching goal is to improve care of individuals with inherited predisposition to cancer. In particular, we aim to address the continued disparities in the access to genetic testing and counselling in Asia through the design and evaluation of interventions to improve access and uptake of genetic counselling and genetic testing. To date, we have completed the first nationwide mainstreaming genetic counselling study in Asia, developed decision aids for genetic counselling and testing appropriate for the Asian setting, and evaluated the psychosocial impact of genetic counselling in Asian breast and ovarian cancer patients.

Moving forward, we plan to extend the studies by examining the potential impact of risk assessment by a tailored risk score and examining the risk perception and uptake of genetic counselling by breast cancer patients. By working on the healthcare system barriers and the patient associated barriers, our research provides the evidence base and the tools for improving access and uptake of genetic counselling and genetic testing services for high-risk individuals in South East Asian populations.

We are currently looking to add a Research Assistant to our team. The Research Assistant will assist the Head of Genetic Counselling Unit and relevant clinical collaborators in implementing CRMY’s operational plan, in particular with respect to recruitment, counseling and risk management of individuals and families with hereditary cancers. You will be joining an organization with a unique culture, with an emphasis on diligence, integrity, respect and impact. The ideal candidate for this position must be meticulous, organize, problem solver in carrying our research protocol and be able to maintain a high level of accuracy with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    Assist CRMY’s Lead Clinician for Breast Cancer Research in the recruitment of patients for the Malaysian Breast Cancer Genetic Study (Subang Jaya Medical Centre site), provide study information to appropriate clients and completion of study questionnaires
  • Conduct preclinic intakes and assist the Consultant Genetic Counsellor/Clinical Geneticist to provide pretest and results disclosure Genetic Counselling to patients referred by various clinicians to CRMY as well as patients in the Malaysian Breast Cancer Genetic Study (University Malaya site), Impact of the Removal of Subsidy for Genetic Test –Extension of the Mainstreaming Genetic Counselling for Genetic Testing of BRCA1 and BRCA2 in Ovarian Cancer Patients in Malaysia (MaGic Extension Study) and the upcoming 2022 study on the use of an online Asian Genetic Risk Calculator to improve the uptake of genetic counselling and genetic testing among breast cancer patients (The ARiCa Study)
  • Assisting the Risk Management Team (consultant surgeon, consultant gynae oncologist, consultant radiologist, consultant clinical geneticist) to provide appropriate risk management to relevant patients
  • Conducting research to meet internal and external milestones
  • Maintaining patient records in hard and soft copy
  • Assist in preparing and submitting internal and external reports
  • Complying with safety, ethical and regulatory requirements

The ideal candidate would be:
  • BSc in Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Counselling or other science subjects with interest in working with patients
  • Multilingual and able to communicate effectively in Chinese, Malay and English to cater to the diverse linguistic needs of our clients
  • Driven by a strong sense of making an impact, with problem solving skills, including conflict resolution skills
  • The ability to prioritise own workload and work to deadlines
  • Adopts a pro-active attitude to works
  • Able to work with minimum supervision within a team structure
  • Passion for CRMY’s mission

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.