Grants Administrator

 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 Grants Administrator.

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 theme based approaches to research in stem cells and regenerative medicine and CCAMP (http://​www​.ccamp​.res​.in/), created for enabling entrepreneurship at the Cluster and beyond. 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 Grants Administrator will work within the Research Development Office to coordinate management of campus grants in conjunction with other colleagues. The activities of the Grants Administrator will be central to ensuring smooth administration of campus grants.

Key duties of the Grants Administrator will include:

  • Managing a reporting calendar for ~200 campus grants 
  • Facilitating post-award management of a specified portfolio of ~150 grants, including grant activation, reporting, extensions, transfers and closure, working with campus colleagues and external funding agency staff as needed 
  • Managing a system of reminders for reporting, extensions and closures for grants within portfolio and following through as needed 
  • Facilitation of grant reporting papers for portfolio via online portals for funding agencies as appropriate 
  • Working across with colleagues from other administrative teams at the Cluster, to coordinate the collation of papers for reporting 
  • Electronic and hard-copy archiving of grant-related papers and agreements 
  • Scanning, collation, dispatch and tracking of papers relating to grants, as required for the team 
  • Managing grant information systems in conjunction with Head, RDO 
  • Contributing to other work within the team as needed 


Trained at least to the Graduate level, preferably Masters.


  • A minimum of 3 years work experience 
  • Prior experience with Grant Management (desirable)
  • Prior experience working with diverse funding agencies (desirable)
  • Ability to work with electronic portals and systems 
  • Strong time-management and interpersonal skills 
  • Initiative, enthusiasm and a flexible approach to work 
  • Very high attention to detail 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Excel and other information management systems 
  • The ability to analyze, summarize and communicate information 
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team 

To Apply

An application package consisting of the following information should be sent via the NCBS job portal by a deadline of 20th July, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Up-to-date CV with names and contact details of two referees
  • A one-page description of why you believe you are an appropriate candidate for the role, highlighting your previous relevant experience in this regard


Step 1: Interested candidates should register ONLINE through the link on our website using valid email ID.

Step 2: You will receive an user ID and password on your registered email ID.

Step 3: Using your ID and password you can fill in the application by clicking on Submit Application”

Step 4: Once you fill in the application you can SAVE or PREVIEW the application. Please Note: Any corrections should be made before you SAVE the application.

Step 5: After you SAVE, you can submit the application by clicking SUBMIT” .

Step 6: Take a Print out of the 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.

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