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Scientific Officer (Cancer Science Institute of Singapore)

Date: 03-Aug-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

The position exists to provide administrative support to CSI and its Principal Investigators on grant related matters

Duties & Responsibilities

- Assist with grant applications, manage the review process, and provide administrative support for the IRB, IACUC, safety/risk and other research regulatory requirements
- Provide primary support and assistance on regular progress/ appraisal/other reports as required under grant terms and conditions
- Preparation of budgets for research grants, virements and tracking of grants
- Collation and updating biosketches of PI for collaborative grants and reporting for other purposes, for eg chaired professorship and annual appraisals
- Liaise with NUS & NUHS research offices, Office of Legal Affairs and ILO (on issues of intellectual property, project and research collaboration agreements, MTAs, NDAs, etc.) and external funding agencies
- Assist with preparation and submission of requests for external funding, including grants, research collaboration agreements, project agreements, sub-awards, and contracts
- Assist to organise visits of review panels or advisory boards when required under senior management direction and according to grants’ terms and conditions
- Manage administration issues in conjunction with the NUS research offices, Office of Financial Services and CSI Grants and Finance Teams.
- Ensure good and tidy document housekeeping and timely correspondence:
     - Maintain letters of award, approvals, amendments, etc.
     - Maintain computerized financial data and progress reports
- Assure that policies and procedures for compliance with research-related regulations are up-to-date and reviewed regularly
- Assist in scheduling appointments, writing meeting minutes and coordinating research/other meetings as well as following up decisions made and other necessary actions as required
- Compile bibliometrics and additional information for presentation slides, writeup and design of CSI Annual Report as well as other reports as required
- Work with Outreach Team, NUS and NUHS corporate communications teams and coordinate with scientists on press releases when needed
- Any other duties as may be assigned by senior management


  • Degree in Life Sciences, Medicine, or related field
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in
  • coordinating and tracking multiple projects and their progress towards grant requirements
  • 3 to 4 years’ experience in a similar position or laboratory supervisory position
  • Good team player
  • Excellent writing and reporting ability
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

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.