An integrated part of SERI, this platform works in partnership with SERI faculty to provide multi-spectrum and comprehensive administrative support to facilitate world-class research and knowledge transfer.
In this context, this platform enables SERI to efficiently fulfill its purpose in accordance with its pre-determined strategies in key areas of research. In line with its role, it provides comprehensive support encompassing finance, human resource, research affairs, research administration, as well as philanthropy and development to meet the research needs of SERI. To ensure its continued success and sustainability, its support is multi-pronged. Not only does this platform provide core administrative, operations and systems support, it further facilitates the nurturing of research talents and the cultivation of a robust research culture through concerted communications initiatives and stakeholder engagement. In essence, this core remains integral in supporting the entire length and breadth of SERI’s research and its potentially impactful outcomes.
An overview of this platform’s scope of responsibilities include the following:
Remit encompasses the entire Administrative, Human Resource, Finance, Operations, Research Affairs and Philanthropy Development portfolios.
Responsible for the tabulation and monitoring of SERI’s research outcomes and key performance indicators on a regular basis, so as to ensure that the stipulated parameters are met and are in line with SERI research aspirations.
Assists with the implementation and monitoring of the Institute’s SOPs, strategies, as well as short and long-term plans, so as to ensure the efficient and smooth operations of the Institute.
Renders support for all Finance and Accounting functions, as well as the monitoring and tabulation of SERI’s CAPEX, manpower and annual operating budget.
Extends support for the overall provision of Human Resource services (including recruitment and retention), policies and promotes talent development programmes that have high value-add and are knowledge-based.
Supports the diverse aspects of research administrative functions for SERI, including ethics/regulatory and legal governance, SOPs and compliance, research finance and trial budgeting, intellectual property and commercialisation, quality assurance, organization of research-specific events, conferences and meetings.
Provides comprehensive support for SERI’s fundraising and development activities via the execution of a purposeful development plan, while also managing all fundraising initiatives and related charitable or development projects for the institution.
Acts as the point of contact and key liaison between different collaborators across Singapore, as well as funding with bodies such as NMRC, BMRC, NRF, A*STAR and other external agencies.
Performs grant administration and management duties and reports grant outcomes to funding bodies. This includes monitoring and tracking the budget of each project and acting as a pre-emptive prompter for under-utilized budgets or the over-spending budgets.
Responsible for all corporate, communication and branding efforts, including the conceptualisation of branding collaterals for professional meetings, seminars and conferences.
Dr Zhou Ting at Zhou.Ting@seri.com.sg
Asst Director, Research Administration
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