Chief Executive Officer

 Hyderabad, Telangana


DBT/ Wellcome Trust India Alliance (India Alliance) invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Chief Executive Officer to support its growing needs.

The position requires:

  • Developing high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with the mission and vision of the India Alliance.
  • Effective People and Resource Management
  • Ability to identify and implement opportunities for Continuous Improvement — Policies, Practices, Processes
  • Ability to prepare insightful and actionable reports – to external and internal stakeholders
  • Foster One Team’ approach
  • Change and Stakeholder Management
  • Conduct periodic reviews, audits and ensure compliance with extant regulations/​guidelines, SOPs, Practices, Processes
  • Identify and manage risks including Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery


The remuneration for this post will be based on qualifications and experience. 


PhD in Life Science/​Biological Sciences/​similar area.



  • Permission to work in India. Work location will be Hyderabad
  • Good knowledge of the science, research and policy ecosystem in India, and the larger international context
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Effective ambassadorial and influencing skills.
  • Proven experience in managing large programs for effective implementation of the Organisation’s objectives, both independently and as a member of a cohesive team, preferably within the settings of a research funding organisation or an academic institution.
  • People Management Experience


  • Awareness of accepted global professional protocols and procedures.
  • Experience of running competitions for funding

To Apply

Please send the following to The Trustees (jobs@​indiaalliance.​org).

Please ensure the subject line reads: Application for Chief Executive Officer Position” Also, please click here to fill the online form.

  1. Your CV (limit 2 pages; Arial Font size 11)
  2. A cover letter stating why you are suitable for the position (up to 2 pages; Arial Font size 11)

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further processing. India Alliance reserves the right not to hire anyone or re-advertise if a suitable person is not found.

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