Advt No.21/2023 : Appointment of a Program Manager for Ultrasound Brain Imaging Team Science project on fixed term basis

The project for High-resolution Brain Imaging Through Skull using Ultrasound (HIBITSU) is a multi-institutional Team Science project awarded by the India Alliance of DBT and the Wellcome Trust. Participants include NCBS-TIFR, IIT-M, IISc, NIMHANS, and NCRA. This project is part of a broader Ultrasound Facility for TIFR and its Centres and is anchored at NCBS-TIFR, Bangalore. The goal of the project is to transform human and animal brain imaging for medical and research purposes, by developing new ultrasound techniques that can resolve brain structure and activity through the skull.

The HIBISTU project invites 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 five years. Appointments will be for one year and renewable annually subject to the outcome of a performance assessment. Remuneration will be based on qualifications and accomplishments, subject to institutional guidelines.

The successful candidate will be expected to help in the management, facilitation, and monitoring of the activities of the HIBISTU project. The role requires the ability to work both independently and in teams, especially coordination and working between the teams at the participating institutions. In addition to these primary roles, the candidate may get the opportunity to participate in some of the research activities, depending on their skill set.

Key duties of the Program Manager will include:

  • Project coordination, communication with scientists at the participating institutions
  • Organizing meetings of the scientific advisory board, steering committee, and other administrative structures of HIBITSU.
  • Assisting with organizing and curating scientific meetings relevant to HIBITSU.
  • Working with administrative teams and other departments at NCBS as required for efficient management of the program, including (but not limited to):
    • Monitoring project expenditure in coordination with the financial and administrative teams at NCBS and TIFR, as well as other participating institutions.
    • Managing HR matters relating to project staff hired at NCBS, working with NCBS administration as required.
    • Managing procurement matters for the project at NCBS, working with NCBS administration as required.
    • Facilitating regulatory matters related to the HIBISTU.
    • Coordinating with the NCBS Communications team as required for the program.
  • Working across administrative teams at NCBS and other collaborating institutions as required, for example for managing seed grants and other initiatives.
  • Assist with donor relations management, including organization of meetings, generation of project reports, and related documentation 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 HIBITSU project.

Essential Qualification:

  1. PhD in a scientific or engineering discipline with relevance to neuroscience and/or non-invasive brain imaging.
  2. Significant prior administrative experience.
  3. Proven communication ability both written and oral.
  4. The ability to analyse, summarize and communicate information
  5. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  6. Strong time-management and interpersonal skills.
  7. The initiative, enthusiasm and flexible approach to work

Desirable Experience

  1. A background in systems neuroscience, ultrasound imaging, or image analysis.
  2. Proficiency in data management.
  3. Prior experience working with Philanthropic donors
  4. Prior experience working at a Government organization

Age: 48 years as of 1st July 2023

Salary:  Maximum of Rs.71,120/- per month.

Last date for receipt of ONLINE applications: The deadline has been extended till  28th October 2023.

The selection process will involve an interview with short-listed candidates.


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