Senior Manager Technical Services
Temasek Polytechnic

Senior Manager Technical Services



Agency: Temasek Polytechnic

Job no.: 533628

Work type: Contract

Location: Singapore

Categories:Research and Analysis, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.)











We prepare school-leavers and working adults for a future of dynamic change, with relevant knowledge, lifelong skills, character, and a thirst for continuous improvement.



  • Consider future scenarios, opportunities and risks by scanning the environment for emerging needs and seek opportunities to adopt new ideas and emerging technologies for AIC’s planning of new initiatives or for capability building
  • Work with IP-related portfolio arising from the R&D effort conducted and identify the potential implications to set the direction for the project team including the following:Influence aquaculture enterprises to do project collaboration with AIC and recommend funding schemes for them
    • Perform prior art searches and hold discussions with Project Leads on patent landscape and patent maps
    • Advise on invention disclosure and protection/ patentability of IP developed and provide guidance on the procedure of filing IP and invention disclosure
    • Advise on patent strategy and assist in drafting patent specification draft, patent documents, project agreements and other Memorandum or Letters of Understanding in consultation with Centre Director and Legal Advisor if needed
    • Assist in licensing and commercialisation of IP and help in business development activities
  • Lead and engage team members and industry clients in project agreements in support of the Centre’s key performance indicators
  • Track the team’s progress and build motivation by recognising team members who successfully overcome work challenges
  • Conduct and use feedback survey on project team performance with reference to timely completion, quality outcome and meeting the proposed deliverables and to create action plans to Senior Management and to provide constructive performance feedback to the respective project teams to enable their development and success
  • Make the relevant decision in close collaboration with Centre Director, Project Leads and patent attorney on patent filing and prosecution matters
  • Encourage stakeholders such as industry clients to participate in networking communities to broaden their network
  • Ensure the flow of information, such as technology and projects, and promotes the exchange of knowledge among team members
  • Track projects for timely and successful completion and post successfully completed projects on Centre website after clearance with the Centre Director
  • Handle centre-related tasks as assigned by Centre Senior Management.


  • Relevant experience in Life Sciences with at least 8 years of related experience
  • Graduate Certificate in IP and Master of Science in IP Management will be advantageous
  • Possesses an extensive amount of practical knowledge on a range of IP processes and procedures
  • Strong in organisational and analytical skills
  • Good in time management, multi-tasking and work prioritisation
  • Good in communication and interpersonal skills as well as statistical and relevant analytical tools
  • At least 3 years of management experience.


Advertised: 11 Nov 2019

Applications close: 31 Dec 2019

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