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Current openings
Fundraising Team

Head of Fundraising

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.

Donor Relations Manager

The role-holder will be responsible to increase the income for the organization from the individual and mid-level donors’ segments.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • To take leadership in expanding and growing income individual and mid-level donors sector for the organization for monthly/yearly/one time donation through effective fundraising channels.
  • To lead, manage and support donor recruitment, donor management, retention operation and process.
  • To ensure donors’ journeys, e.g recruitment, retention, upgrade, churn, communications, donor experience with DRM etc are well executed.
  • 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.
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in Marketing, Business Development or related experience. Experience in fundraising is not a must but will be an advantage.
  • 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

Head of Community Programmes

The Head of Community Programmes is an essential catalyst of Cancer Research Malaysia’s outreach efforts in reducing the burden of cancer and cancer associated mortality in Malaysia. The candidate needs to understand the opportunities available to do so in evidence based strategies such as the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices (e.g. tobacco control, diet, exercise etc.), the increase in awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer, the opportunities for increasing uptake of screening in Malaysia and the opportunities to improve survivor-ship. He/She will need to provide leadership for the cancer community through collaborations with other key stakeholders such as healthcare providers, academic institutions, government agencies and non-profits and private corporations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assist in the development of both short-term and long-term outreach plan for Cancer Research Malaysia.
  • 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.
  • Interface with researchers, collaborators and community to identify, develop, produce and disseminate culturally appropriate, evidence-based information, education modules and education materials on cancer awareness, prevention and early detection with content from credible cancer control sources that are available locally and globally.

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.
  • Individuals with medical degrees with an interest in public health are also encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to synthesize complex health information and data for internal reports and general public use.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, manage multiple projects and datelines with an entrepreneurial approach.
  • Ability to identify and engage with appropriate partners and stakeholders (internal and external), build and maintain robust working relationships to ensure effective collaborations.

Nurse Navigator in Sarawak

The Nurses 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 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:
  • Provide patient support.
  • 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.
  • Coordinating services to assist patients with their basic needs, ensuring that they complete their diagnosis and treatment in a timely manner.
  • Establish clinic operation flow, standard operating procedures, organize patient appointment system, defined navigator role and schedules, inpatient ward visit schedule and coordinate multidisciplinary team referral.
  • Maintain an active day to day routine patient tracking activity and alert navigation team member if there is delay, or default among breast cancer patients as part of clinic operations.
  • Maintaining proper patient navigation file documentation and keep data collection up to date.

The ideal candidate would be:
  • Has a valid annual practicing nursing license and registered with Malaysian Nursing and Midwifery Board.
  • Preferably has hand-on experience handling breast cancer patients. Prior training in Palliative, Oncology and Surgical nursing is a strong advantage.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude towards assigned work, patients, team member and willing to work with other diverse stakeholders.
  • Has a positive attitude towards a wide and diverse range of patients, care givers and their family members.
  • Effective listening skills and professional communication skill, both orally and in written form i.e. Good letter writing skill. Ability to speak local language is a strength.
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