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Home > Press > Contact Singapore to Host First Singapore Virtual Career Fair for Research Talent

- Fair to be open to an international audience from 10-12 October 2011
- Participants include world-class universities, research institutes and corporate labs
- Experienced engineers, earth scientists, life scientists, biologists and physicists welcome

Contact Singapore, an alliance of the Singapore Economic Development Board and Ministry of Manpower, will host its first virtual career fair for research talent between 10-12 October. The Singapore Research Virtual Career Fair invites experienced international and overseas Singaporean talent across a wide spectrum of research areas to discover the breadth of career opportunities available in Singapore.

Contact Singapore to Host First Singapore Virtual Career Fair for Research Talent

Singapore | Posted on October 6th, 2011

Attendees will have the opportunity to chat online with representatives from top research institutes, including the Agency for Science Technology and Research's (A*STAR) Institute of Bioengineering & Nanotechnology, as well as representatives from the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. Multi-national companies GE Water and Vestas will also be available to discuss private sector opportunities within its corporate labs.

The Fair's partners are looking for potential faculty members, researchers and PhD holders with at least three years experience. The online format of the virtual fair will allow talented candidates to discuss specific opportunities at their own convenience no matter where they may be.

"The research industry is one of Singapore's most dynamic sectors. With a substantial 20 percent increase in investment in research funding to over S$16 billion through the government's latest five-year budget, Singapore requires the brightest talent to drive innovation and discovery across the research sector," said Ms Kee Ee Wah, Deputy Executive Director, Contact Singapore.

In addition to representatives from the sector, Contact Singapore officers will also be on hand to help answer any questions about working and living in the vibrant metropolis.

For the full list of participating organisations and to register, please visit The Fair will be "live" for 32 consecutive hours across the globe.

Timings for the Singapore Virtual Career Fair for research talent:

Fair Opens

10 October:

New York: 9PM

San Francisco: 6PM

11 October:

Singapore: 9AM

London: 2AM

Fair Closes on 12 October at the following times

Singapore: 5PM

London: 10AM

New York: 5AM

San Francisco: 2AM


About Contact Singapore
Contact Singapore is an alliance of the Singapore Economic Development Board and Ministry of Manpower. It aims to attract global and overseas Singaporean talent to work, invest and live in Singapore. With offices in Asia, Europe and North America, Contact Singapore is the one-stop centre for those who wish to pursue a rewarding career in Singapore, as well as individuals and entrepreneurs who are keen to invest in or initiate new business activities in the nation. Contact Singapore actively links Singapore-based employers with talent and provides updates on career opportunities and industry developments in Singapore. It works with public and private sector partners to facilitate the interests of potential individual investors in Singapore.

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For more information on working, investing and living in Singapore, please visit

For job opportunities in Singapore, please visit Contact Singapore job portal at

For enquiry, please email Contact Singapore representatives at .

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