Program Associate (Education)

 Bengaluru, Karnataka


National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) — Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), a premier research Centre is looking for appointment of Program Associate — IndiaBioscience on Contractual terms. The appointment will be initially for a period of One (1) year that may be extended upto maximum of three years depending on the performance of the candidates.

IndiaBioscience is a program based out of NCBS, Bangalore that aims to catalyse the growth of biology within India, and to this end we work with academics, educators, government, industry and the not-for-profit sector. We are a small yet diverse and efficient team. Creativity and independence are highly valued attributes of all team members. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues, as well as with educators and scientists across India while developing and expanding your career.


Operating under the broad guidance of the Associate Director, this position will require two major activities: 

One is running the website (www​.indi​a​bio​science​.org) especially for educators and maintaining database of educators/​scientists and organization to facilitate networking. The second major activity includes organizing meetings, workshops and events either independently or in collaboration with other partners, both at national and international levels.

Detailed Profile

  • Independently manage different sections of website and in specific Events, Grants and Meetings page. Create the content for meetings page as and when required 
  • Create and maintain a database of educators- college teachers and help in networking with them using IndiaBioscience website 
  • Get involved to build the network of scientists and people in the area of biology across the country 
  • Help organise meetings specifically targeted to educators 
  • Help increase IndiaBioscience’s visibility among the educators 
  • Work with IndiaBioscience team members to develop workflow for conducting outreach events, IndiaBioscience meetings and other collaborative meetings. Engage both in administrative and organisational tasks for conducting the meetings 
  • Actively participate in all IndiaBioscience activities 
  • Research, curate and maintain database of contacts to actively engage with scientific community 
  • Participate in biology related meetings and workshops across the country to promote the activities of IndiaBioscience 
  • Work closely with accounts and purchase department as and when required 
  • Familiarity with social media – Facebook and twitter 


The appointment will be initially for a period of One (1) year that may be extended upto maximum of three years depending on the performance of the candidates.


Master’s degree (With Biology as one major subject)


  • A minimum of 3 – 4 years of experience in an outreach, communication or education role. 
  • Experience with conceptualizing, launching or promoting initiatives, campaigns or activities using websites and other means of promotion. 
  • Experience with social media communication platforms and cloud based sharing systems. 
  • Ability to establish growing networks and communities with specific respect to programs and promotion of activities. 
  • Ability as an effective communicator, with demonstrated accomplishment and skill in oral and written non-technical communication. 
  • Ability to work in a lateral (flatter) management structure, with virtual teams. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and accomplish goals in team settings. 
  • Demonstrated leadership with education and/​or communication initiatives. 

To Apply

Application procedure:

  1. Interested candidates may register ONLINE through the link on our website 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 hard copy of the application should reach NCBS, Bangalore by 31st August 2017. 
  7. In addition, the application package to be sent via hard copy should consist of the following information 
  • Up-to-date CV with names and contact details of two referees 
  • A half-page description of why you believe you are an appropriate candidate for the role

The last date for receipt of applications: 31st August 2017 (Only candidates shortlisted for the interview will be contacted). For more information click here.

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