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/adbs/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
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