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Deputy Head/ Assistant Head, Manpower

Apply now Agency: National Research Foundation
Job no.: 533487
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories: Engineering, Policy Formulation, Training and Development

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


  • Formulate and review policies for frontier talent development for research, innovation and enterprise;
  • Support planning and structuring of programmes that develop frontier talent;
  • Engage companies, research players and government agencies in the science and technology space; and
  • Support quantitative assessment of the performance and impact of frontier talent programmes



Tertiary education in Science, Engineering, Technology Management or Math, is preferred. Strong analytical skills with the ability to pull together information from different sources. Must be comfortable working with numbers. Team player with the ability to work across organisational boundaries.

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