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NQO is hosted in A*STAR and the Office works in partnership with various stakeholders, such as NRF, MCI agencies, MTI / Economic agencies, A*STAR research institutions (RIs), Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), CQT etc. as well as companies to achieve value capture for Singapore in the form of new products and services, increased quantum company presence and activities, creation of valuable IP/TD and good jobs.

The Senior Manager / Manager for NQO I&E will:

1) Develop an understanding of the quantum companies priorities, market demand, industry needs for key sectors under the SNDE and MTC domains, aligned with national strategies/ plans for quantum.

2) Work alongside public research performers (i.e. IHLs and A*STAR RIs) in QEP (quantum engineering program) quantum platforms with the relevant competencies and capabilities to address national and industry needs.

3) Understand and leverage I&E competencies and resources (e.g. funding initiatives and test-bedding / deployment... opportunities) of various agencies to advance technology development and translation efforts for NQO.

4) Identify challenges which may hinder science and technology development and translation efforts for quantum domain, and where necessary, surface these issues to relevant authorities for intervention or resolution

You can expect a diverse and varied career, developing skills in areas such as account management, business development, marketing, IP management and licensing, project management, technology innovation and ecosystem development.

Individuals who are keen to apply science and technology to create impact on our economy and society, and who can handle the diversity and complexity of the business, government and research worlds, will find a good fit with this role.



• Bachelor / Master in any discipline related to science, technology, engineering and management.
• At least 2 years (preferably 5 years) of working experience in business and technology development (preferable quantum field), in either public or private entity.
• Able to identify and contextualise stakeholder issues and manage them appropriately.
• Able to draft, discuss and finalize RCA (Research Collaboration Agreement) with industry collaborator and PI (Principal Investigators)/Researchers.
• Build, develop and promote strong, long-lasting relationships with stakeholders and industry (both MNC and local companies) by partnering them and understanding their needs.
• Passion to influence, to collaborate/ partner and transform start-ups and SMEs.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organisation.
• Strong business sense and industry expertise.
• Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
• Willing, adaptable and flexible to take on additional tasks beyond the job description.
• Self-starter, innovative and problem solver who is prepared to proactively deal with unexpected situations which may arise.

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Type of Employment : Full-Time

Minimum Experience : 2 Years

Work Location : Fusionopolis


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