Advt No.8/2024 : Appointment of a Program Manager on fixed term basis

NCBS, in collaboration with TIGS, has embarked on a project to set up a clinical research platform, a dedicated end-to-end infrastructure, to work on infectious disease and neglected rare diseases, as part of a large scale translational health research using genomics and advanced cell biology. The project will focus on both in-house translational research and a collaborative services section to support product development efforts of govt. agencies, industry and start-ups. The facility covers work on virology, bacteriology, human immunology and RNA therapeutics and is designed to further strengthen national infectious and neglected rare disease priorities.

For this project, we invite applications from suitable candidates for the position of Program Manager on a fixed-term basis. The position is based at NCBS and is available immediately for a period of up to one year, extendable based on review and funds availability. The successful candidate is expected to help in the management, facilitation and monitoring of the activities of the project. The role requires the ability to work both independently and in teams.

Key duties of the Program Manager will include:

  •  Project coordination, communication with scientists and clinicians of the participating institutions.
  •  Organizing meetings of the stakeholders including patient groups, government officials etc. 
  • Coordinating and facilitating regulatory and other relevant clearances related to the project.
  •  Assisting with organizing and curating scientific meetings relevant to the project.
  • Working with administrative teams and other departments at NCBS and TIGS as required for efficient management of the program, including (but not limited to):
    • Managing procurement matters for the project at NCBS, working with administration of NCBS and TIGS as required. 
    • Coordinating with the Communications team of NCBS and TIGS as required for the program.
  • Outreach to external stakeholders on behalf of the program.
  • Undertaking any other duties that may be required from time to time to assist with the work of the project.

Essential Qualification:
1. MBBS with research experience (preferable) or PhD in Biomedical sciences.
2. Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English. Familiarity (oral & written) with Hindi and Kannada Languages is preferred for interaction with patient groups
3. The ability to analyse, summarize and communicate information and familiarity with digital platforms for communication of text and data and for interactions.
4. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
5. Strong time-management and interpersonal skills.

Age Limit: 45 years
Remuneration: Rs. 1 lakh per month (consolidated).

Last date for receipt of ONLINE applications: 06th March 2024.

The Institute reserves the right to increase or decrease the no. of posts to be filled or not to make any recruitment to any post(s), or not to offer the appointment without assigning any reason.

The Institute on the recommendation of the Selection Committee, relax Qualification and/or Experience in case of deserving candidate. 

Applications from the candidates will be accepted ONLY ON-LINEexcept for those who are seeking age relaxation as per extant GoI & TIFR rules are required to submit applications in the Prescribed format by post must reach to Head, (A&F), National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, GKVK Post, Bellary Road, Bangalore: 560065. The Applications by post must superscribe the post applied for, Advertisement No. & Serial Number of the post on the envelope. The prescribed format for an offline application can be downloaded here:

In case of any dispute, the decision of the Centre Director, NCBS, shall be final.

The Institute strives to have a workplace where there is equality of diversity and candidates of all classes, caste, gender and religion are encouraged to apply.

Any legal dispute concerning the Selection/ Recruitment process will be subject to courts having jurisdiction over Bangalore.

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

Step 2: You will receive a 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: All essential certificate is proof of your qualification, date of birth, experience, caste, etc. Should be uploaded while submitting the Online application.


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