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Scientific Manager (Cancer Science Institute)

Date: 22-Sep-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

Administration
•    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

Miscellaneous
•    All other relevant matters (non-exhaustive)

Qualifications

Qualifications:

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

Experience: 

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

Skills: 

•    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

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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.