Manager, Science Communication and Public Engagement

 Hyderabad, Telangana


DBT/​Wellcome Trust India Alliance invites applications from suitably qualified persons for their Science Communications & Public Engagement Team.

  • Working closely with the leadership to enhance the visibility and impact of the organisation.
  • Develop material to communicate key scientific stories emerging from our engagements, using both, written and visual mediums.
  • Liaise and coordinate with researchers and other stakeholders to identify and communicate research developments in a way that is accessible and engaging to the public.
  • Ensuring that all communication materials are accurate, well-written, and conform to institutional guidelines.
  • Preparation of reports and press releases related to engagements and specific events. 
  • Managing social media platforms and evaluating outcomes and impact.


The initial appointment is for one year and can be renewed subject to performance and funding.


Masters/​Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism or Mass Communication/​Science Communication or PhD in Life Sciences/​Allied fields with work experience in science communication.


  • Demonstrable experience in communications, preferably in a public, charitable, or educational institution.
  • Understanding of the science, research and/​or policy ecosystem in India, and the larger international context.
  • Demonstrable experience in handling of web-based management systems in a professional context; familiarity with relevant information technology, including social media and website content management.
  • Ability to work to deadlines independently, and as part of a team.
  • Willing to undertake travel to meet stakeholders, participate in workshops/​events and to bring stories from the field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Capacity to handle multiple projects simultaneously


  • Ability to develop innovative and creative communication strategies based on the latest trends.
  • Past experience in effective engagement with beneficiaries, media, and stakeholders.
  • Basic knowledge of software such as Canva/​Photoshop

To Apply

Please send the following, as one consolidated pdf to the CEO (jobs@​indiaalliance.​org) by December 5, 2023. The subject line should read: Manager, Science Communication and Public Engagement”.

  • Your CV (limit 2 pages; Arial Font size 11)
  • A cover letter stating why you are suitable for the position (limit 1 page; Arial Font size 11)
  • A minimum of three examples of prior work that showcase your skills relevant to the requirements indicated in the advertisement (scientific papers do not qualify).
  • Names and current contact information of two referees who have engaged with you in a professional capacity and are willing to provide letters of reference.

Incomplete applications will be rejected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further interactions and processing of applications.

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