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Innovation Manager, Artificial Intelligence Lab, School of Computing (2 year contract)

Date: 06-Sep-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Purpose

The mission of the NUS Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (NUSAIL) is to be a center of excellence in artificial intelligence research, education, and practice. NUSAIL is hosted within the NUS School of Computing with members from the school as well as affiliated members from other faculties and organizations.


NUSAIL is looking for an Innovation Manager to join the technical leadership team. The Innovation Manager will work with internal and external stakeholders to plan, deliver, implement, and manage strategic programs, processes, and projects. The main responsibilities include opportunity development and proposal writing for multidisciplinary research, technology translation, professional service, policy advisory, communication strategy as well as other important strategic initiatives.

Job Description

  • Design, implement and oversee strategic initiatives, programs, and projects by  working with faculty members, research scientists and engineers, students, and other partners and collaborators to plan and manage the scope, schedule, cost and resources involved. 
  • Monitor and facilitate successful delivery and implementation of strategic initiatives, programs and projects, ensuring that they are completed on time while meeting the requirements, such as schedule and cost constraints. 
  • Establish and improve program and innovation management practices, such as protocols, processes, tools, and documents as necessary. 
  • Develop strong relationships across various stakeholders, including project teams, internal management, external collaborators and partners.
  • Perform horizon scanning and identify new opportunities for novel initiatives, programs, and projects in AI to create social and economic impact.


  • Bachelors or master’s degree in a quantitative/technical field, e.g., Computer Sciences, Engineering, or equivalent. Experience in Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Data Science is highly desirable. 
  • Experience and a proven track record in program management or managing multidisciplinary, cross-functional projects. 
  • Solid understanding of project management processes and practices. Project management certification (e.g., PMP, PRINCE2) is desirable but not required. 
  • Familiarity with R&D projects and government/industry R&D funding schemes 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, able to articulate complex issues to different stakeholders verbally and in writing. 
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, effective in fostering teamwork with members of diverse background.  
  • Occasional travel is expected. 

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: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: School of Computing

Department : Dean's Office (School of Computing)

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 15554