A Research Platform for Singapore

Information Officer

Department:Corporate Office
Posted Date:31 December 2018
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed Term


TUMCREATE is a research platform for the improvement of Singapore's public transportation, including the deployment of electric and autonomous mobility. Researchers from Technical University Munich and Nanyang Technological University join forces and are funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation as part of the Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE).

TUMCREATE is made up of over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers led by Professors from the Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technological University. The Mission of TUMCREATE is to seek the ultimate public transport system for the people of Singapore. Our innovative road transport solutions will provide high comfort and a positive travel experience, best protection of the environment and maximum benefit to the society and the economy.

More Information about TUMCREATE can be found by viewing our web pages at http://www.tum-create.edu.sg/ 


About This Position

As an interdisciplinary research organisation, TUMCREATE carries out research and applies for competitive research grants from public and private bodies to support this research. From the grant call announcement, through grant application submission, award of grant, implementation of the research to final reporting, there are specific requirements that must be met in terms of information tracking and gathering.


TUMCREATE endeavours to maintain visibility of its research activities and achievements within the Singapore research ecosystem by contributing to relevant public and professional events such as Workshops, Symposia and Conferences. These may be events organised by TUMCREATE or other parties.


The purpose of the position is to: -


  1. Support the administrative preparation and reviewing of external competitive research grant applications, and when awarded, monitoring progress and maintaining records of key performance indicators for reporting, publicity and audit purposes.
  2. To track upcoming events in Singapore that are relevant to TUMCREATE and assist with the organisation of any presentations, contributions and associated publicity TUMCREATE makes at these events.
  3. Provide general support for TUMCREATE information presentation in brochures, websites, posters, reports, events and other media as necessary.


Objectives & Tasks

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -


  • To track and circulate grant calls internally within TUMCREATE and maintain records of applications submitted and outcomes.
  • To maintain procedures for grant applications to ensure all the necessary internal and external processing and approval is complete within TUMCREATE before submission to the granting body.
  • To monitor awarded grants and maintain records of all performance indicators including but not limited to publications, prizes, presentations, visitors, technical disclosures, patents, commercialisations, finances, etc. to meet the various reporting requirements.
  • To assist with data collation for grant progress report preparation.
  • To monitor upcoming events in Singapore that are relevant to TUMCREATE and assist with the organisation and contribution to these events.
  • To assist with any other administrative task required from time to time to maintain the smooth running of TUMCREATE activities.



The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal communication skills, have strong written and spoken English language skills, have well developed organisational and numerate skills with attention to detail, be able to work effectively as part of a team, is computer literate and proficient using standard office tools such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and has the flexibility and enthusiasm to learn new computer tools as necessary. 



Dr Graham Leedham (graham.leedham@tum-create.edu.sg)

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send your full applications via email, including a resume, academic transcripts and a cover letter to Dr Graham Leedham (graham.leedham@tum-create.edu.sg).


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.