Science communication and Outreach Officer

 Bengaluru, Karnataka


Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), an Autonomous Institute under the aegis of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India and is also a Deemed University, mainly awarding degrees for doctoral programs. The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), a Centre of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, is looking for an appointment of Science communication and Outreach Officer on a Contract basis

Roles & Responsibilities
NCBS carries out cutting edge research across a spectrum of topics in the biological sciences ranging from studies of single molecules to ecosystems. We are looking for a Science communication and Outreach Officer to showcase the science carried out on our campus. The successful candidate will be expected to assist with the following activities:

  • Showcase ongoing research through writing and editing articles or short summaries for diverse audiences
  • Managing content on the NCBS news website, and monitoring impact
  • Monitoring feedback and incorporating improvements in existing programmes
  • Assist with preparing Institutional reports and presentations
  • Produce Interviews of internal and external scientists showcasing them and their science.
  • Working with freelancers for writing, illustration or produce other media.


Salary will be commensurate based on experience, skills, education etc.


Full Time Masters’s degree in Science (with an aggregate of 60% marks) from a recognized university/​institute in a relevant subject/​discipline.


Minimum 3 years of experience in writing science articles for a non-expert audience.

Desirable Experience:

  • Interest in science and the ability to interface and interact with scientists on the campus.
  • Proven and excellent written and verbal communications skills (in English), with proven ability to write and copy-edit different types of content for a diverse audience
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Excellent organisational, timekeeping and prioritisation skills
  • Capacity to manage different projects simultaneously
  • A degree in Mass Communication or Science Communication
  • Experience of working with a research institute/​body

To Apply

  • Interested candidates should register ONLINE through the link on our website using a valid email ID.
  • You will receive a user ID and password on your registered email ID.
  • Using your ID and password you can fill in the application by clicking on Submit Application”
  • 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.
  • After you SAVE, you can submit the application by clicking SUBMIT”.
  • All essential certificate is proof of your qualification, date of birth, experience, caste, etc. Should be uploaded while submitting the Online application.

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