Grants Adviser

The Bangalore Life Science Cluster, an innovative institutional model for cutting-edge scientific research and technology development in India, invites applications from suitable individuals for the position of Grants Adviser. The Grants Adviser will be a member of the Research Development Office at NCBS and will work to provide advice on and support with grant applications from local and international funding sources. The activities of the Grants Adviser will help increase extramural funding available to Cluster researchers for furthering individual research programs.

Key duties of the Grants Adviser will include:

  • Curating grant information for the RDO funding databases
  • Pre-application grants advice to NCBS scientists on extramural funding agencies, schemes and deadlines
  • Pre-application grants advice to NCBS scientists on intramural funding schemes and deadlines, coordinating internally as needed
  • Due diligence on prepared grant applications and coordinating submissions
  • Assistance with activating new grants and awards to Cluster researchers
  • Outreach to the agencies supporting campus research, as required
  • Working across with colleagues at the RDO and the Cluster as needed
  • Undertaking any other duties that may be required from time to time

Applicants to the role should have:

  • Phd in Life Sciences
  • Proven communication skills
  • Strong time-management and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative, enthusiasm and a flexible approach to work
  • The ability to analyze, summarize and communicate information
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Additional relevant experience (desirable):
Prior experience in grant funding

Closing date: 29th February 2016 (Only candidates shortlisted for interview will receive a response)

Application procedure: An application package, consisting of the following should be uploaded via the NCBS job portal:

  • Up-to-date CV with names and contact details of two referees
  • A one-page description of why you believe you are an appropriate candidate for the role

 


Program Manager (Stem Cell Programs)

The Bangalore Life Science Cluster, an innovative institutional model for cutting-edge scientific research and technology development in India, invites applications from suitable individuals for the position of Program Manager (Stem Cell Programs). The Program Manager (Stem Cell Programs) will be will be recruited to administer a newly launched multi-institutional program research program in Stem Cell Biology, ASHD.

ASHD, or Accelerating the application of Stem cell technology in Human Disease is an exciting new collaborative and interdisciplinary program which is expected to provide a strong stimulus to research in stem cell biology in India, while building enduring research links between NCBS, inStem and partner institutions NIMHANS and CMC Vellore.  Key focus areas for this integrated program will be on the use of stem cells in research, diagnostics and therapeutics and the creation of a pool of Indian scientists who can work on stem cell technology.

The activities of the incumbent will help in the management, monitoring and promotion of the activities of the ASHD program. The role will require coordination between the teams at all participating institutions. The Program Manager will be based at the Research Development Office at NCBS, with some travel between the participating institutes.

Key duties of the Program Manager (Stem Cell programs) will include:

  • Project co-ordination, communicating with scientists and clinicians at the participating institutions
  • Working across with the administrative teams at NCBS and other collaborating institutions as needed
  • Monitoring expenditure on the grant funding the program, in coordination with the administrative teams
  • Organizing meetings for the management board, steering committee, executive committee etc
  • Interacting with government departments and external agencies on behalf of the program as needed
  • Helping with project reporting and collation of report materials from the investigators
  • Facilitating regulatory matters
  • Outreach to the agencies funding the program
  • Working across with colleagues at the RDO and the Cluster as needed
  • Undertaking any other duties that may be required from time to time

Applicants to the role should have:

  • A PhD in Life Sciences or a clinical qualification
  • Significant prior administrative experience
  • Proven communication skills
  • Strong time-management and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative, enthusiasm and a flexible approach to work
  • The ability to analyze, summarize and communicate information
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Additional relevant experience (desirable):
Prior experience working with Government departments
A background in stem cell biology, molecular and cell biology

Closing date: 29th February 2016  (ONLY CANDIDATES SHORTLISTED FOR INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED).

Contract duration: Five year contract with an initial one year probation period.

Application procedure:
An application package, consisting of the following should be uploaded via the NCBS job portal:

  • Up-to-date CV with names and contact details of two referees
  • A one-page description of why you believe you are an appropriate candidate for the role

Communications Officer (Digital)

The Communications Officer (Digital) will be will be a member of the Communications Office at NCBS and will work to facilitate matters relating to the Cluster websites, social media channels and other digital channels for promotion of campus research. The activities of the Communications Officer (Digital) will help to help to convey the excitement of Cluster research to external scientific and other communities, via digital tools.

Key duties of the Communications Officer- Digital will include:

  • High level oversight of campus websites
  • Creating project plans for dedicated websites for specific research programs, in line with campus norms and external stakeholder requirements
  • Coordinating implementation of specific microsites, working across with campus colleagues and external professionals as needed, to the required aesthetic and technical standards
  • Content management for the news social media channels for the Cluster
  • Oversight of all officially endorsed social media channels for the Cluster (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube etc)
  • Management of specific social media campaigns for the Cluster
  • Coordinating the production of videos, podcasts and other digital content for the Cluster channels for communications purposes
  • Working across with colleagues at the RDO and the Cluster as needed

Applicants to the role should have:

  • Training in the life sciences, at least to the graduate level
  • Prior experience with social media tools for outreach purposes
  • Proven communication skills
  • Strong time-management and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative, enthusiasm and a flexible approach to work
  • The ability to analyse, summarize and communicate information
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to work in a life sciences research organization

Additional relevant experience (desirable):

  • Prior experience with web-design and graphic design
  • Mass communications training
  • Prior experience working with digital communications professionals

Closing date: 29th February 2016 (Only candidates shortlisted for interview will receive a response)

Application procedure:
An application package, consisting of the following should be uploaded via the NCBS job portal:

  • Up-to-date CV clearly stating relevant experience, with names and contact details of two referees
  • A one-page description of why you believe you are an appropriate candidate for the role