Program Manager (Stem Cell Program)

 Bengaluru, Karnataka


The Bangalore Life Science Cluster, an innovative institutional model for cutting-edge scientific research and technology development in India, invites applications from suitable individuals for the position of Program Manager (Stem Cell Program).

The Bangalore Life Science Cluster comprises of NCBS (www​.ncbs​.res​.in), a premier centre for research and teaching in frontier areas of biology, inStem (http://​instem​.res​.in/), an institute with a research focus on the broad area of stem cell science and regenerative medicine and CCAMP (http://​www​.ccamp​.res​.in/), created for enabling research and entrepreneurship at the Cluster and beyond. It is envisioned that synergistic associations at the Cluster will have a far greater impact on life sciences research than the sum of individual contributions from each member institution.

The Program Manager (Stem Cell Program) will be recruited to administer a multi-institutional research program in Stem Cell Biology — the Accelerator program for Discovery in Brain disorders using Stem cells (ADBS) (https://​ncbs​.res​.in/​a​d​b​s​/home).

ADBS is an exciting collaborative and interdisciplinary program which is expected to provide a strong stimulus to research in stem cell biology in India, while building enduring research links between NCBS, inStem and the partner institutions NIMHANS and CiRA, Japan. Key focus areas for this integrated program will be the use of stem cells in research, diagnostics and therapeutics and the creation of a pool of Indian scientists who can work on stem cell technology.

The activities of the program manager will be to help in the management, monitoring and promotion of the activities of the ADBS program. The role will require coordination between the teams at all participating institutions.

Key duties of the Program Manager (Stem Cell program) will include:

  • Project co-ordination, communicating with scientists and clinicians at the participating institutions

  • Working across with the administrative teams at NCBS and other collaborating institutions as needed

  • Monitoring expenditure on the grant funding the program, in coordination with the administrative teams

  • Organizing meetings for the management board, steering committee and other administrative structures of ABDS.

  • Outreach to government departments and external agencies on behalf of the program as needed

  • Helping with generation of project reports for the program

  • Facilitating regulatory matters

  • Working across with colleagues at the research development office at the Cluster as needed

  • Undertaking any other duties that may be required from time to time


  • Ph.D in Life Sciences or a clinical qualification

  • Significant prior administrative experience

  • Proven communication skills

  • Strong time-management and interpersonal skills

  • Initiative, enthusiasm and a flexible approach to work

  • The ability to analyze, summarize and communicate information

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


Additional relevant experience (desirable):

  • Prior experience working with Government departments

  • A background in stem cell biology, molecular and cell biology

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