Development Officer

 Bengaluru, Karnataka


The Bangalore Life Science Cluster is an innovative institutional model for cutting-edge scientific research and technology development in India. The Cluster comprises three leading entities, namely:

It is envisioned that synergistic associations at the Bangalore Life Science Cluster will have a far greater impact on life sciences research than the sum of individual contributions from each member institution.

The Bangalore Life Science Cluster now invites suitable applications for the position of Development Officer. 

The Development Officer will head the Development vertical of the Research Development Office (RDO), and in doing so, help create and manage a portfolio of corporate grants and charitable donations to the Cluster. The activities of the Development Officer are expected to broaden in scale to sustain charitable donations to the campus.

Key duties of the Development Officer will include:

  • Working with campus colleagues to identify institutional priorities requiring charitable funding 
  • Working with campus colleagues to develop strategies for identifying donors for the Cluster 
  • Identifying potential charitable donors for the campus 
  • Cultivating and sustaining professional relationships with prospective donors and organizations 
  • Helping to design fund raising pitches to a range of charitable donors 
  • Relationship management with donors 
  • Coordinating specific fund raising campaigns for the Cluster 
  • Contributing to communications and publicity events relating to donors 
  • Facilitating the award of grants from corporate sources 
  • Creating and managing a dedicated webpage for fundraising activities 
  • Managing grants and donations to the Cluster 
  • Contributing to other tasks/​projects within the team of Development Office, as needed 


  • A PhD in Life Sciences with a grasp of a wide range of biology research areas 


  • Prior experience with fundraising and donor engagement 
  • Prior experience with social media and press communications 
  • Proven communication skills, including experience working with graphics and digital media 
  • Report writing skills and experience 
  • Excellent background research skills 
  • Minimum two years’ administrative work experience 
  • 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 

To Apply

Closing date: 14th February, 2018 (Only candidates shortlisted for interview will receive a response)

Application procedure:

  1. Interested candidates (with required skill sets) may register ONLINE through the link on our website (www​.ncbs​.res​.in/job portal) using valid email ID.
  2. You will receive a user ID and password on your registered email ID.
  3. Using your ID and password you can fill in the application by clicking on Submit Application”
  4. Once you fill in the application and CV is upload you can SAVE or PREVIEW the application. Please Note: Any corrections should be made before you SAVE the application.
  5. After you SAVE, you can submit the application by clicking SUBMIT”.
  6. Take a Print out of the submitted application form by clicking PRINT” in MY APPLICATION” and send the same duly signed, to the Administrative Officer (Establishment), NCBS-TIFR, GKVK PO, Bellary Road, Bangalore- 560065, along with copies of certificates regarding date of birth, educational qualifications, experience, caste certificate etc. The last date for receiving the application is 14th Feb 2018.
  7. In addition, the application package to be sent via hard copy should consist of the following information
  • Up-to-date CV highlighting relevant experience with names and contact details of two referees
  • A one-page description of why you believe you are an appropriate candidate for the role 
  • A PDF version of a 10-slide fundraising pitch for any research area on the Bangalore Life Science Cluster campus 

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