Advt No.5/2018 : Executive Director, India Bioscience

IndiaBioscience (, a not-for-profit initiative based out of NCBS, fills a unique niche in the ecosystem of education and research in life sciences in India. We are a small yet diverse and efficient team that works in a non-hierarchical manner to create informed impact. Creativity and independence are highly valued attributes of all team members. For the past three and a half years, we have been an active player in assessing problems and delivering solutions to academia. We have also established a global network to gain access to best practices from all over the world and tailor them for an Indian milieu. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues, as well as with scientists across India while developing and expanding your career.

Major activities of IndiaBioscience include running the IndiaBioscience website, continually updating with latest news and ideas on life sciences scenario in India, building a database of people and organizations, organizing Young Investigators’ Meetings, network meetings with international organizations such as EMBO, workshops on science careers, grantsmanship, science communication skills, gender parity, promoting Indian science in various platforms all over the world, etc.

National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), a premier research Centre is looking for Executive Director on contract for three years. Selected candidates shall be offered a consolidated pay based on the sanction order for the project. The contract will be initially for a period of One (1) year which may be extended up to maximum of three years depending on the performance of the candidate.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of IndiaBioscience program according to the strategic direction set by the Advisory Board and manage the program and the team.
  • He/she will be responsible for handling all the external liaisons.
  • He/She will be responsible for preparation of reports that summarise key progress and issues on all programs, including preparation of background documents and presentations to the board as well as external partners.
  • Ensure that team meetings have structure and clear purposes and goals; facilitate and drive meetings effectively and clearly communicate decisions and action items to team members and relevant parties outside of the team.
  • Monitor team dynamics regularly to ensure optimal team performance.
  • Communicate the details of monthly functioning to the board.

Essential Qualifications & Experience

Education: PhD degree in Life Sciences, with at least 8-10 years of post-PhD experience with strong motivation and interest to dedicate full time in promoting science as described above. Prior experiences in management as well as administration in the field of science, or public engagement will be given preference.

Personal characteristics: adaptability, ability to build relationships, effective communication skills, creativity/innovation, ability to foster teamwork.

The Last date for receipt of online applications: 22nd February, 2018


Please attach a cover letter and resume. Make sure you include a strong statement of your interests, how they align with ours and why you will fit this position. At this point we require no recommendation letters.

Application procedure:

An application package consisting of the following information should be sent via Hard Copies by a deadline of February 22, 2018.


Step 1: Interested candidates should register ONLINE through the link on our website ( using valid email ID.

Step 2: You will receive an user ID and password on your registered email ID.

Step 3: Using your ID and password you can fill in the application by clicking on “Submit Application”

Step 4: Once you fill in the application you can SAVE or PREVIEW the application. Please Note: Any corrections should be made before you SAVE the application.

Step 5: After you SAVE, you can submit the application by clicking “SUBMIT” .

Step 6: Take a Print out of the application form by clicking “PRINT” in “MY APPLICATION” and send the same duly Signed to the Administrative Officer (Establishment), NCBS-TIFR, GKVK PO, Bellary Road, Bangalore- 560065, along with copies of certificates regarding date of birth, educational qualifications, experience, caste certificate etc.



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