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Manager (OIE/Clinical Innovation & Ecosystem)

Date: 20-Nov-2022

Location: DUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL, Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) is responsible for building a vibrant and creative ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre. This ecosystem includes engaging internal (researchers, clinicians and students) and external (companies, investors, entrepreneurs) stakeholders to promote networking and collaboration. We do this by organising a variety of events including networking, seminars and workshops, hackathons/pitches/funding programmes, and communicating opportunities and success stories.  

OIE is actively seeking a Manager/Assistant Senior Manager, Innovation Ecosystem Engagement and Programmes. The successful candidate will contribute to strategy, planning and implementing events and programmes that engage entrepreneurs, industry professionals, companies and investors, and connect them with our researchers, clinicians, and students. The responsibilities will include but not limited to the following: -

  • Build and maintain solid partnerships within OIE teams including the Centre for Technology and Development (CTeD), Business Development and Industry Alliances (BDIA), and the Contracts and Industry Engagement Department (CIE), as well as with Duke NUS faculty and external investor/industry stakeholders to better develop, coordinate, direct, and facilitate strategic communications designed to meet OIE’s goals. 
  • Devise and lead virtual and/or in-person monthly or twice-monthly events that network Duke-NUS inventors with external stakeholders that showcase successes. This includes, with assistance from the administrative team: 
    • Support event planning, budget, strategy and development, and liaising with local and international speakers.
    • Support the design of event experience, ensuring a high-quality level of delivery.
    • Oversee programme brief, venue layout, seating plans, and any necessary documents required for external and internal stakeholders.
    • Develop and improve the stakeholder experience at each event, collating feedback and incorporating improvements in future events.
    • Assist in the management of event communications, CRM system and EDM.
  • Develop stakeholder communications, including a digital newsletter or other format and social medial channels. These shall include, with assistance from the administrative team:
  • Develop and distribute a quarterly digital blog/newsletter that highlights events and programmes, and significant news relating to industry collaborations and technology transfer at Duke-NUS (as advised by CTED, BDIA and CIE). 
    • Develop a social media strategy and presence for OIE.
    • Work with Duke-NUS’ Communications & Strategic Relations Department to provide input and guidance on the OIE website. 
    • Work with Duke-NUS’ Communications & Strategic Relations Department to oversee and manage analytics related to our internal and external newsletters, electronic mailers, digital marketing collaterals, SMM, boosted posts, videos and future publications.
    • Manage internal and external designers to develop digital and print collateral to showcase opportunities and successes.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Communications or related discipline, preferably with a focus on Science. An advanced degree is not essential but would be advantageous.
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant work experience in events, innovation programming, digital content, concept creation and/or marketing across a breadth of digital channels, preferably within the fields of health or life sciences or academic institution.
  • Prior experience working with entrepreneurs, venture capital or industry strategic investors. 
  • Have a strong interest in working within the context of a healthcare, science and technology-rich environment.
  • Hands on experience in creating both corporate and storytelling content.
  • Experience working across content creation for social media and other digital channels is desirable.
  • Possess excellent spoken and written communications skills with the ability to multi-task and work independently as well as in a team.
  • Proficient in creation software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Creative Suite as well as Microsoft programmes is desirable. 


We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.


Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Outram Campus

Organization: Duke-NUS Medical School

Department : Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 17049