Program Manager (Grants)

 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 Program Manager (Grants).

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 and regenerative 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 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 Program Manager (Grants) will work within the Research Development Office to ensure smooth administration of Government of India grants supporting major collaborative research programs, institutional initiatives and research facilities. The activities of the Program Manager (Grants) will help in managing, monitoring and promoting the activities supported by such grants.

Key duties of the Program Manager (Grants) will include:

  • Project monitoring and management of institutional GoI grants 
  • Project monitoring and management of GoI grants supporting multi – institutional research programs 
  • Interfacing with the NCBS/​inStem administration and management on behalf of Program Directors as needed 
  • Monitoring expenditure and financial reporting on relevant grants, in coordination with accounts 
  • Contributing to resolution of queries and conflicts on administration of the grants 
  • Coordinating scientific reporting and other agency requirements for the grants as needed 
  • Facilitating implementation of GoI norms on the funded programs 
  • Outreach to agencies funding the programs 
  • Assisting with additional fundraising and program renewals as appropriate 
  • Contributing to other work within the team as needed 


  • A Phd in Life Sciences 
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in scientific administration 
  • Prior experience with working with GoI grant funding structures 
  • Proven facilitation skills 
  • 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

Interested candidates (with required skill sets) may register ONLINE through the link on our website (https://​www​.ncbs​.res​.in/​j​o​b​p​o​rtal/) using valid email ID.

  1. You will receive a user ID and password on your registered email ID.
  2. Using your ID and password you can fill in the application by clicking on Submit Application”
  3. 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.
  4. After you SAVE, you can submit the application by clicking SUBMIT”.
  5. 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 15th April, 2018.
  6. 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

15th April, 2018 (Only candidates shortlisted for interview will receive a response)

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