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Head/Assistant Head, Strategy

Apply now Agency: National Research Foundation
Job no.: 521461
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories: Engineering, Policy Formulation, Research and Analysis, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.)

The National Research Foundation (NRF), a department under the Prime Minister's Office, sets the national direction for R&D and coordinates the research agenda of different agencies to transform Singapore into an innovative, entrepreneurial and knowledge-intensive economy, with R&D as a key driver.

We invite outstanding candidates with the right background and experience and the passion to shape the long term R&D landscape in Singapore to apply.


  • Assist in the implementation of the national technology foresight process, involving engagement with relevant stakeholder agencies (through meetings, workshops, etc) and analysis of economic/technology data and trends;
  • Propose national R&D investments across different parameters in terms of scale, duration and focus, so as to grow and sustain capabilities in research and innovation;
  • Monitor and analyse science & technology trends and statistics, to identify priorities and new opportunities in research and innovation;
  • Perform corporate planning to ensure organisational excellence and robust management systems within NRF, and alignment of our Research, Innovation and Enterprise ecosystem;
  • Develop, implement & monitor science and technology research programmes and policies, and evaluation & measurement systems, so as to achieve national goals & objectives; &
  • Manage special projects related to the research strategy and governance.


4-7 years’ experience, with background in science, engineering or economics and preferably in policy, planning and/or strategy work. The candidate should also possess strong analytical abilities, a broad sense of perspective and ability to collaborate well with others.

Candidates with more years of work and supervisory experience, will be considered for the Head position.


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