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Senior Officer/ Assistant Head, NRF

Apply now Agency: National Research Foundation
Job no.: 532949
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories: Research and Analysis, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.), Engineering, Policy Formulation

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


  • Formulate, implement and monitor science & technology research programmes and policies, so as to achieve national goals & objectives;
  • Coordinate with different stakeholders in the Public Service, academia and industry to develop and manage research and development programmes for different sectors, as per the Research, Innovation & Enterprise Plan;
  • Administer key NRF programmes, including monitoring and assessment of outcomes and funds disbursements, to build broad based research capabilities; and
  • Monitor and analyse global business, Government, science and technology development trends to identify new opportunities in technology application and research and innovation.


  • Strong tertiary background in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and related disciplines;
  • Possess strong analytical abilities and a broad sense of perspective;
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Able to work in teams, self-driven and resourceful; and
  • Comfortable with writing policy memos, managing budgets, analysing data, preparing and presenting management reports on a regular basis.

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