A Research Platform for Singapore

Director for Research & Innovation

Posted Date:16 November 2022
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed term



TUMCREATE is a research platform for the advancements of Singapore's food studies. Researchers from Technical University Munich (TUM) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) join forces and are funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) as part of the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE).

Our large-scale Food Science ‘Proteins4Singapore’ program is funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF). The Technical University Munich (TUM) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) join forces with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) to research plant-based proteins.

Please visit www.tum-create.edu.sg for more information about TUMCREATE.


Key Job Purpose for Position

The position aims to establish efficient and effective research program execution, initially including personally coordinating TUMCREATE’s largest research programme “Proteins4Singapore”, generating additional funding and supporting acquisition of new research projects, liaising with TUM and other stakeholders, and supporting entrepreneurship efforts.


Key Responsibilities

  • Explore research funding and new cooperation opportunities with local and foreign agencies, institutes, and industries.
  • Support research project development and consulting researchers for funding options.
  • Frame and build strong, collaborative and synergistic relationship with TUM and other TUMCREATE stakeholders.
  • Support research transfer at TUMCREATE.
  • Setting up and leading a project management team for research projects.


Competencies and Qualifications Requirements

  • Scientific expertise in food science or related fields with experience in research project management.
  • Able to understand TUMCREATE's and ‘Proteins4Singapore’ stakeholders' expectation.
  • Skills in understanding grants application and processes.
  • Extensive background in scientific project development and funding oversight.
  • Possesses mature and proficient reporting abilities, especially when interacting with senior-level management such as Panels, Boards and Committees.
  • Good team player, able to work with international teams, flexibility in dealing with tight deadlines, and fluid requirements on highly accurate level.
  • Self-motivated and quick learner who is passionate about latest trends and technologies.
  • Positive and supportive attitude and desire to work in fast-paced environment.


Job Requirements

  • At least a PhD degree in Food Sciences or related disciplines with 8+ years of experience.
  • 5+ years of working experience in scientific project management and science management.
  • Strong English-speaking and writing, problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in German is a plus.



Please send your complete application including cover letter and CV to hr@tum-create.edu.sg