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Senior Head/ Senior Manager, Academic Research (Manpower)

Agency: Ministry of Education
Job no.: 550996
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Education, Policy Formulation, Research and Analysis, Statistics

The wealth of a nation lies in its people - their commitment to country and community, their willingness to strive and persevere, their ability to think, achieve and excel. Our future depends on our continually renewing and regenerating our leadership and citizenry, building upon the experience of the past, learning from the circumstances of the present, and preparing for the challenges of the future. How we bring up our young at home and teach them in school will shape Singapore in the next generation.

The mission of the Education Service is to mould the future of the nation, by moulding the people who will determine the future of the nation. The Service will provide our children with a balanced and well-rounded education, develop them to their full potential, and nurture them into good citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to family, society and country.

Job Description

The Academic Research Division contributes to the vision for our Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) in Singapore to lead in the creation of human, knowledge and intellectual capital through high-quality teaching, peaks of excellence in research, innovation and enterprise, and intellectual discourse.

As a Senior Head/ Senior Manager, Academic Research (Manpower) in the Academic Research Division, you will be formulating and implementing research manpower policies and funding mechanisms related to academic research, innovation and enterprise (RIE) at the IHLs in Singapore.

Your key responsibilities may include:

• Formulating and implementing policies and funding programmes to develop the national postgraduate research manpower pipeline, such as Doctor of Philosophy or Master by Research in the Autonomous Universities
• Analysing and reviewing research manpower needs to facilitate the development of research talents in Singapore’s research ecosystem, including managing research scholarship schemes and projecting postgraduate student enrolment
• Providing secretariat support for the RIE Manpower Committee, the Academic Research Council and other committees
• Providing deskhead functions for research matters in the Autonomous Universities and Research Centres of Excellence

This is an individual contributor role, with no supervisory duties. We welcome applications from both fresh graduates and applicants with experience.



• Strong numeracy and quantitative analysis skills
• Strong analytical, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
• A meticulous and resourceful individual who is able to work well independently as well as in teams
• Prior experience in strategy/ policy roles or grants/ research administration would be an advantage

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