Scientific Officer (Cancer Science Institute)

Date: 3 Jun 2023


Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

•    Assist with grant applications, manage the review process, and provide administrative support for the IRB, IACUC, safety/risk and other research regulatory requirements
•    Proofreading/editing of manuscripts and grant application proposals
•    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
•    Assist with preparation and submission of requests for external funding, including grants, research collaboration agreements, project agreements, sub-awards, and contracts
•    Manage administration issues in conjunction with the NUS research offices, Office of Financial Services and CSI/SoC/Biochemistry 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 PI research for reports such as 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

Please submit applications including (1) a cover letter (2) a detailed CV


  • Degree in Life Sciences, Medicine, Computer Science, or related field
  • Excellent writing and reporting ability in English
  • Experience in English manuscript writing/editing will be a plus
  • 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 communication and presentation skills


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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.