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Scientific Manager (Cancer Science Institute)

Date: 30-Apr-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description


Funding has been obtained to establish a National research program on manufacturing of Autologous cells for cellular therapy. The main objective of this Industry Alignment Fund - Prepositioning is to establish a program constituting different research groups that are performing research on the different component of the entire chain of manufacturing process from cell expansion, transfection, CAR-construct, release criteria, GMP manufacturing, clinical trials and regulatory science. A key objective is to create new solutions in the different aspects of the manufacturing process and to engage industry and academia for potential collaborations


Program management
•    Work with individual Co-Is to align research goals and directions (consistently meet up to review their bandwidth in achieving committed milestones); understand their research pain points and what they need to plug them
•    Coordinate regular research meetings with all IMPACT members (general meetings) for everyone to update on research progress and also discuss on future directions.
•    Strategic planning and realignment of research scope as necessary
•    Identify areas of interest and spearhead the integration of research work within IMPACT and with other STAMP (ASTEM and CAMP) counterparts
•    Meetings records keeping 
•    Tracking of research progress, and mapping of tech/capability (developed and in development)
•    Organizing, hosting and/or disseminating cell therapy-related talks/webinars to IMPACTers 
•    Sharing latest cell therapy related news, published papers and industry talks for education purposes


•    Liaises with and oversees the collation and reporting of annual reports, budgets, KPIs and scientific progress to the funding agency in a timely manner
•    Addresses internal administrative matters involving budget, manpower hiring, variation requests, reporting, etc.
•    Ensuring NDAs/MTAs/RCAs are in place
•    Assisting with the administration of cross program RCAs + other non-industry collaboration contracts
•    Program updates to BMRC / SAB
•    Budget tracking and updating the leads on the latest development


Business Development
•    Working closely with BD Manager to identify competitive research capabilities and to drive industry engagements
•    Stay on top of each co-Is potential and existing industry partnerships while ensuring that the research scope and capabilities remain relevant to the current needs
•    Contributing to the scientific input in developing BD slides for sharing with industry counterparts


•    All other relevant matters (non-exhaustive)




•    PhD/PharmD/ Masters in immunology, biomedical science, molecular biology
•    Ability to apply and leverage scientific and medical knowledge is essential



•    Minimum 2 years of prior program management experience
•    Experience in specialized therapy area is desirable



•    Strong project management skills; organized and systematic in managing projects 
•    Highly collaborative, confident, and strong presence
•    Strategic thinker, innovative, able to drive multiple-simultaneous initiatives, able to work under pressure
•    Excellent presentation, interpersonal and communication skills

Covid-19 Message


At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is 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 significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.


With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated for successful employment with NUS.[1]

[1]  MOM Updated advisory on COVID-vaccination at the Workplace, subject to changes in accordance with the national COVID-19 measures