Senior Director Research Operations Jobs in Singapore

    Senior Director Research Operations

    Permanent Kelly Bowerbank (Chua) Email Job
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    • Category Commerce & Industry
    • Industry Education & Training
    • Function Operations
    • Consultant Kelly Chua
    • License No 16S8060
    • Registration No KC21304
    • Job Ref No KC21787
    • Salary S$150,000 - S$250,000


    A globally-recognised institution is seeking a talented research administration leader for their central research unit. Providing strategic leadership to research funding administration and management, this person will act to strengthen the organisation’s value proposition to research funders and agencies. This is a senior leadership role, overlooking a plethora of noteworthy research projects across units.


    Reporting to the Head of Department, this leader is critical in standardising research policies in the organisation, ensuring governance from pre-research awards to the award fulfilment. Partnering with other senior stakeholders, he/she is key in driving ongoing process improvements and to ensure that the smooth grant management process. Developing and managing a budget, he/she will manage overlooks HR, Procurement, Legal and Finance matters.


    The successful candidate is a quick-learner with strong experience in operations and contract management. He/she would also be comfortable partnering with research or academia members, but need not be from the sector. With a minimum of 17 years’ post-graduate work experience gained in any sector (including national laboratories, education institutions, research agencies, or healthcare), he/she will have a naturally collaborative approach, paired with strategic planning and project management experience.

    To Apply

    To apply, please submit your resume (in English and in MS Word format) to Kelly Bowerbank (Chua), quoting KC21787 at Due to the high volume of applicants for this role, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified

    For a confidential discussion about this role, please reach out to me at

    Registration No: R1550844 | Licence No: 16S8060

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