Program Manager Digital Initiatives

 Bengaluru, Karnataka


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. 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, we are 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 one (1) year depending on the performance of the selected candidate or up to the duration of the grant. Selected candidates shall be offered consolidated pay as specified under Salary’ 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 scenarios 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.

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

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Program Manager Digital Initiatives will liaise with website developer(s) to discuss, analyze, or resolve usability issues; For additional features and up-gradation of the website; for maintenance of current and upcoming websites, web portals and web services

  • Program Manager Digital Initiatives will be involved in the website administration tasks as keeping track and record of website updates, software licenses and payments (digital initiatives payments) to all web services providers, etc. 

  • Program Manager Digital Initiatives will monitor security and track, compile, and analyze website usage/​traffic data and provide data as and when required.

  • Program Manager Digital Initiatives will document application and website changes or change procedures; Database management and hosting.

  • Program Manager Digital Initiatives will develop or document style guidelines for website content and implement procedures for any website revision task.

  • Program Manager Digital Initiatives will ensure that all IBS data is backed up on the server and create a reference sheet for anyone interested in accessing this data or adding to it.

  • Program Manager Digital Initiatives will be responsible for all the digital initiatives including IndiaBiostreams (webinars), IndiaBiospeaks (podcasts), videos and other online skill-building workshops/​initiatives at IndiaBioscience or in partnership with external agencies.

  • Program Manager Digital Initiatives will be responsible for the growth of IndiaBioscience’s digital footprint via new avenues/​platforms

  • Program Manager Digital Initiatives should have familiarity with using a wide range of social media communication platforms for outreach and networking

Program Manager Digital Initiatives will actively participate in all IndiaBioscience activities, and be involved in improvement initiatives

Personal characteristics: Adaptability, flexibility, effective communication skills, creativity/​innovation, ability to foster teamwork, good organizational skills and ability to multitask. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in sciences.

Age: Maximum 35 years. (Age relaxation as per rules).


PhD degree in sciences or Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology from a recognized university or equivalent


Desired Experience: Experience in digital communication (such as podcasts, webinars, videos/​films, etc.) and website management will be strongly preferred. The role requires the person to have the technical prowess to keep up to date and utilize the latest modes of digital communication.

To Apply

Please submit your application via the NCBS Job Portal. Click here to apply —->

Documents needed while applying:

  • CV and sample of the previous digital communications- webinars, podcasts, videos- created [combine and upload in one PDF file]

  • A strong statement of interests stating how they align with ours and why you will fit this position (~400 words) [upload under experience tab in PDF file]. At this point, we require no recommendation letters.

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