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Assistant Director, Applied Research, Innovation and Enterprise

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Department: Technology Innovation and Enterprise
Contract type: Contract

The Assistant Director reports to the Director, Applied Research, Innovation and Enterprise (ARIE) Division. He/she is responsible for leading a team to jointly develop and support research projects and Technology Innovation Centres with our academic clusters and industry.

We are looking for candidates to oversee and manage the Engineering/Infocomm Technology Cluster:

The candidate must have

  • a relevant degree in Engineering, Computing or Science;
  • familiarity with the Energy, Transport, Communications and/or Cybersecurity sectors.

Key Responsibilities

The candidate will lead a team to:

  • develop and execute strategies to foster multi-disciplinary research collaborations;
  • identify and engage academic staff, agencies and industry partners for research collaborations;
  • develop business proposals, budgetary requirements, financial models and cash flow projections for research collaborations.
  • coordinate and negotiate with funding sponsors and industry partners on research funding, deliverables, KPIs and legal agreements;
  • coordinate and manage SIT internal stakeholders for support needed for industry collaborations;
  • manage progress and KPIs for reporting to stakeholders; 
  • develop, maintain and strengthen relationship with industry partners;
  • oversee management of technology innovation centres;
  • promote entrepreneurship spirit in the pursuit of applied research and innovation;
  • plan and oversee events and activities organized to foster industry collaborations and entrepreneurship development.

Job Requirements

  • Self-motivated with strong leadership and supervisory skills to lead a team for high performance;
  • Extensive experience in business development, managing research collaborations and handling legal agreements;
  • Familiar with national strategic research initiatives and funding support from government agencies;
  • Enjoy working closely with industry, academic staff and students in an educational environment and believe in educating new generations of students;
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively within a team;
  • Able to multi-task and work in a fast-moving environment;
  • Possess strong analytical skills with an eye-for-details;
  • Have good persuasive writing and communication skills and interpersonal skills.

Advertised: Singapore Standard Time
Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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