Executive Director
Job description

IndiaBioscience (http://www.indiabioscience.org/), 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. 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.

Major activities 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 grantsmanship, science communication skills, gender parity, promoting Indian science in various platforms all over the world, etc.

IndiaBioscience also will be starting new initiatives in education and we expect the Director strategize and to lead these efforts.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of IndiaBioscience according to the strategic direction set by the Advisory Board.


PhD degree in the Life Sciences, with at least 5years 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 science communication,education or public engagement of science are desirable.

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

Application Deadline : 30/09/2015
Additional Comments


Highly competitive remuneration to be fixed based on qualification and experience.


Please attach a cover letter, resume and any additional materials. Make sure you include a strong statement of your interests, how they align with ours and why you will fit this position. Please provide names of two referees, who we will contact for character reference, should you get through to the interview stage. At this point we require no recommendation letters. Provide links to a sample of popular published material (not scientific publications) in your resume, or attach these as pdf files in your application.


Step 1: Interested candidates should register ONLINE through the link on our website ( https://www.ncbs.res.in/jobportal/user/register ) using valid email ID ( you must fill personal details and educational details to register the account ).

Step 2: You will receive an email with one time user activation link to your registered email ID.

Step 3: Click on that activation link to set your password, and then login to our website ( https://www.ncbs.res.in/jobportal/user ) using your username and password.

Step 4: Once you logged in you can apply for job by clicking on "Apply" button in Open Position page.

Step 5: Once you fill in the application you can submit the application by clicking on "Submit" button. Please Note: Any corrections should be made before you submit the application.

Step 6: Once you apply for job successfully, your application form will be available in Applied Job page. (Download Application form using Mozilla Firefox version 38.0 or higher.)

Step 7: Take a Print out of the application form in Applied Job page by clicking “Download” and send the same duly signed to the Administrative Officer (Establishment), NCBS-TIFR, GKVK PO, Bellary Road, Bangalore- 560065, along with copies of required additional information, Certificates regarding Date of birth, Educational qualifications, Experience certificate etc.

The Last date for receipt of online applications: 30th September 2015.

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