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Manager, Science Communications

The Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), a Research Centre of Excellence, Nanyang Technological University, is looking for Manager, Science Communications. The Manager, Science Communications, will report to and work with the Senior Assistant Director, Science Communications (DSC) to raise awareness of SCELSE’s activities and for publicity purposes, within the centre, universities as well as to external research organisations and the public.

Responsibilities

  • Write and edit in-house brochures, newsletters, annual reports, research updates, press releases, text for the website and other promotional material to showcase the work of SCELSE scientists and collaborators.

  • To assist DSC in ensuring a regular supply of fresh content such as research updates, and other public awareness stories.

  • Maintain oversight of SCELSE website and regular press coverage of SCELSE activities and outcomes.

  • To assist the DSC to assign and manage feature articles and educational materials contracted to outside contributors and translators when needed.

  • To work closely with DSC in providing support to SCELSE scientists in preparing high-quality speeches and presentations for media conferences and other events.

  • Ensure effective content interpretation of SCELSE activities to audiences at public events.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognised university, preferably in journalism, communications, English or science.

  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience as a science writer or science researcher.

  • Proven experience in science writing.

  • Familiarity with web and print publishing procedures, and technologies involved in social media, blogs and podcasting

  • High degree of motivation

  • Proven ability to interact with a team of international scientists and other technical experts

  • Ability to translate content into compelling stories

  • Ability to translate and present complex scientific information to lay audiences

  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently on designated tasks

Interested candidates should submit their applications and current CV to here.


Manager, IT

The Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), a Research Centre of Excellence, Nanyang Technological University, is looking for Manager, IT. The Manager, IT will be responsible and accountable for the smooth running of SCELSE’s computer systems and IT support infrastructure to meet the research and corporate services KPIs of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Manage information technology and computer systems, which include, but is not limited to, installing, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware, software, and network;

  • Plan, develop, implement, organize, control, and evaluate policies and procedures for computer systems, IT, and electronic data operations and development;

  • Administer computer, telecommunications, audio & video (AV), and information systems;

  • Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems;

  • Act in alignment with NTU policies, Board of Governance requirement, user needs and system functionality to contribute to organizational policy;

  • Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions in time. Where required, liaise with NTU CITS, vendors, and contractors to identify root causes to identify control measures and implement solutions;

  • Audit systems, assets and propose improvement measures where required;

  • Procure and preserve assets, information security and control structures;

  • Plan and manage annual IT budgets and ensure cost effectiveness; and

  • Maintain current and accurate inventory of technology hardware, software and resources.

Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science, MIS or similar field;

  • Aspiring IT practitioner with 4 - 8 years of relevant experience can be considered;

  • Individuals with proven working experience as an IT manager or relevant experiences will be considered favorably; and

  • Individuals with ITIL certification will have added advantage.

  • Excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis and computer hardware/software systems;

  • Expertise in IT governance and process;

  • Hands-on experience with computer networks and systems; and

  • Experience in managing people from all levels is required.

  • Excellent organizational skills;

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;

  • Understanding of complex information and requirements;

  • Good prioritization skills and be flexible enough to adapt plans;

  • Good evaluation skills;

  • Effective communication skills (written, verbal, presentation, and listening);

  • Confidence in decision-making;

  • Good team-playing mentality; and

  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and within constraints.

Interested candidates should submit their applications and current CV to here.


Executive, Laboratory Operations

The Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), a Research Centre of Excellence, Nanyang Technological University, is looking for Executive, Laboratory Operations. The Executive, Laboratory Operations will provide extensive support to SCELSE's research operations and the general upkeep of the research facilities.

Responsibilities

  • Manage deliveries of laboratory-related goods and all necessary documentation as part of the standard operating procedure for laboratory goods receipt and inventory management;

  • Facilitate the procurement and management of chemicals;

  • Administer assets and inventories;

  • Procurement and management of consumable supplies to meet the needs of research operations within the Centre;

  • Liaise with supplier/engineer to arrange for equipment repair and preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment (freezers, freeze dryers, vacuum pumps, water purification systems, etc.) and handheld devices (e.g., pipettes, etc.);

  • Conduct routine in-house maintenance of laboratory equipment (e.g., fridge, freezers, freeze dryers, vacuum pumps, etc.);

  • Provide administrative support to manage consolidated services and liaising with supplier/engineer to ensure the timely delivery of services;

  • General housekeeping of facilities assigned;

  • Render front-desk support to stakeholders and their enquiries; and

  • All other duties and improvement projects as assigned by the supervisor or HOD.

Requirements

  • Good diploma in Biotechnology, Life Sciences or related field;

  • Fresh graduate with technical knowledge of routines in a research laboratory environment gained through formal training or experience would be considered favorably, though candidates with at least one year of experience working in a laboratory would be desirable.

  • Knowledge on good laboratory practices;

  • Knowledge on management of hazardous substances is highly desirable (e.g., certification on WSQ Manage Hazardous Substances)

  • Good planning and organizing skills;

  • Must be highly meticulous and have a knack of paying attention to details;

  • Good interpersonal communication skills;

  • Motivated and must be highly adaptable to changes;

  • Must be resourceful and proactive;

  • Must be able to multi-task and work independently, as well as in a group;

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, such as MS Words, MS Excel, and MS Access.

Interested candidates should submit their applications and current CV to here.