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Assistant Director, Applied Research, Innovation and Enterprise

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Department: Applied Research, 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 Chemical and Food Technology / Design and Specialized Businesses Cluster.

The candidate

  • must have a relevant degree in Chemical Engineering, Science, Biochemical, Industrial Design, or User Interface Design from a reputable University;
  • familiarity with the Chemical, Accountancy and/or Hospitality sectors will be an advantage;

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 industry outreach programmes to maintain and strengthen relationship with industry partners;
  • oversee the 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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