Advt No.6/2021 : Appointment of a Project Associate- Science Communication and Digital Outreach, IndiaBioscience program on Contract Basis

IndiaBioscience is a program based out of the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore that aims to catalyse the growth of biology within India, and to this end, we work with academics, government, industry and the not-for-profit sector. The major funding of the program is from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. As part of the DBT funded program, IndiaBioscience is looking to appoint eligible personnel to the position advertised on contractual terms. The appointment will be initially for a period of one (1) year that may be extended up to three (3) years depending on the performance of the selected candidate. Selected candidates shall be offered a consolidated pay as specified under ‘Salary’ herein below.

Major activities at IndiaBioscience include running the IndiaBioscience website through the science and education communication programs, continually updating with the latest news and opinions on life sciences scenario in India, building a database of people and organizations, organizing Young Investigators’ Meetings (YIMs) and Regional Young Investigators’ Meetings, networking meetings with Indian or International organizations, workshops on skill-building, gender parity, promoting Indian life science in various platforms all over the world, etc.

IndiaBioscience consists of a small yet diverse and efficient team that works in a very cohesive manner to create an informed impact. Creativity, independence and teamwork are highly valued attributes of all team members. As part of the IndiaBioscience team, the appointed person will have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues, as well as with the research community across India and abroad, while developing and expanding the career.

Project Associate- Science Communication & Digital Outreach

Role Summary

Operating with the Program Managers Science Communication and Digital Initiatives, the Project Associate- Science Communication & Digital Outreach will be responsible for coordinating and assisting in the activities of the relevant verticals of IndiaBioscience.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Project Associate – Science Communication and Digital Outreach will be involved in co-hosting all webinars conducted by IndiaBioscience

  • Project Associate – Science Communication and Digital Outreach will be in charge of the post-webinar video editing and webinar analytics

  • Project Associate – Science Communication and Digital Outreach will edit the podcasts recorded for IndiaBiospeaks

  • Project Associate – Science Communication and Digital Outreach will generate publicity material for the podcasts and webinars such as audiograms, video clips and social media blurbs

  • Project Associate – Science Communication and Digital Outreach will work with the Program Manager-Digital Initiatives to adapt the skill-building workshops for a digital platform

  • Project Associate – Science Communication and Digital Outreach will liaise with freelance and guest writers to maintain the proposed timeline for submission of content

  • Project Associate – Science Communication and Digital Outreach will be involved in the designing and formatting of any booklets/compendium/publications created

  • Project Associate – Science Communication and Digital Outreach will moderate the science communication discussion forum

  • Project Associate – Science Communication and Digital Outreach will plan and execute interactive sessions on social media such as AMA and Q&A sessions

  • Project Associate – Science Communication and Digital Outreach will liaise with local organisers about the logistics of conducting skill-building workshops (online or offline) and will be trained as a trainer for the CYC workshops.

  • Project Associate – Science Communication and Digital Outreach will participate in all common IBS activities

Qualification:

Master’s Degree in sciences with minimum 2 years relevant experience post qualification 

Desired Experience:

Relevant experience in communication and understanding of digital media.

Personal characteristics: Adaptability and flexibility, willingness to learn, ability to work in a team, organizational skills, time management, digital media and communication skills

Age: 35 years

Salary: Remuneration will be equivalent to Project Associate-II as per DST OM No. SR/S9/Z-05/2019 dated 10th July 2020

For the DST OM, please refer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FudrxdscivfjfvAJGV71O6glb7syCHeU/view?usp=sharing

Last date for the receipt of applications: 15th June 2021

Note: Terms and conditions are under the discretion of the component authority.

HOW TO APPLY:

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”

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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 who are NOT ABLE TO APPLY ONLINE are requested to email their applications to applications@indiabioscience.org using 'Project Associate- Science Communication and Digital Outreach' as the subject.

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