Advt No.15/2020 : Appointment of a Program Associate for International Grants Awareness Program (iGAP), IndiaBioscience on Contract basis

 IndiaBioscience is looking for a suitable person for the position of Program Associate for its ‘International Grants Awareness Program (iGAP)’ funded under the IRMI initiative by DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance. The position is full time and for a period of one (1) year. 

Through the ‘International Grants Awareness Program’, IndiaBioscience aims to overcome the very prevalent obstacle in the community by educating aspiring applicants on the requirements of the international funding opportunities, introducing them to committee members and local mentors and helping them acquire the relevant skills to draft a successful application. These will collectively boost the confidence of Indian researchers regarding their capabilities to navigate the process to acquiring international funding. 

The Program Associate will be primarily involved in the organization, execution and promotion of the activities of the International Grants Awareness Program. The role will require coordination between the different stakeholders across borders. Besides this, the person will also be involved in other activities at IndiaBioscience as appropriate. 

Key Duties:

  • Project coordination, communicating with scientists and other stakeholders across institutions as per the requirement of the project

  • Organizing (online) meetings, and hosting workshops/webinars as per the plan (both as part of this project and outside the scope of this project)

  • Creating podcasts and other outreach material (as per requirement)

  • Compiling and writing of project reports for the program

  • Liaising with and outsourcing assignments to freelancers as needed

  • Outreach to external agencies on behalf of IndiaBioscience

  • Working and coordinating with the IndiaBioscience team members

  • Partake in IndiaBioscience team activities and efforts

Essentail Qualification, Experience and Key Skills: 

  • MSc/ MTech/ PhD (fresh) in Life Sciences  

  • Two (2) years of relevant work experience is preferred but not mandatory

  • Proven communication skills, both oral and written

  • Strong time-management and interpersonal skills

  • Proactive, enthusiastic and a flexible approach to work

  • Tech-savvy (experience of hosting webinars, discussion forums, video editing etc will be a plus)

  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Administrative experience will be advantageous

Age limit: 55 years as on 1st July, 2020

Salary: As per Institute norms

Last date to apply for this position: 25th November, 2020

Application procedure:

Please submit the following documents while applying:

  • CV highlighting relevant work experience and Letter of motivation [combine and upload in one PDF file]

  • What you would like to add to the iGAP initiative or how you would like to grow the initiative? [100 words] [upload under experience tab in PDF file]

  • Relevant work samples (share drive links)


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, experience Should be uploaded while submitting the Online application.


Applicants those who are not able to apply ONLINE are requested to email their applications to Smita Jain (smita[at]indiabioscience[dot]org) and Shantala Hari Dass (shantala[at]indiabioscience[dot]org) using 'Program Associate Application' as the subject.


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