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Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council is a not-for-profit Section 8, Schedule B, Public Sector Enterprise, under Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India as an Interface Agency to strengthen and empower the emerging Biotech enterprise to undertake strategic research and innovation, addressing nationally relevant product development needs. As a Government of India enterprise, BIRAC endeavors to bring professionalism, transparency and efficiency into its functioning while providing support to catalyse the transformation of the emerging Indian bio-economy. It has a very special and unique governance structure and a very carefully developed workforce strategy that includes an enabling work environment, a work culture that is caring, fosters excellence and hires the most talented and professional workforce.

Post : Senior Program officer - NBM

Position Code : SPO-03
Consolidated Remuneration : The consolidated fee shall be fixed between Rs.75,000 to Rs.240,000/- per month depending on the experience and qualifications.
No. of Position - 01

Job Description : The Senior Program Officer (SPO) will serve in the Program Management Unit - National Biopharma Mission (NBM) program at BIRAC and should have expertise in product development, analytical characterization and manufacturing of biologics.

Essential Qualifications : B.Tech / M.Sc in Life Sciences / Biotechnology / Pharma / Agri / Plant Sciences from a recognized institute.
Desirable Qualifications and Experience :  Ph.D in Life Sciences / Biotechnology / Pharma / Agri / Plant Sciences / M.Tech from a recognized institute.

Experience : Minimum 4 years
Age Limit : Maximum 35 years

Key Responsibilities :
• Responsibilities for Implementation of the Mission Program which includes writing of RFAs for soliciting proposals, working with national and international experts for scientific evaluation and assessment of proposal.
• Manage substantial portfolio of complex grants requiring high-level grant management skills.
• Working with Legal and Finance to get all necessary Contracts and Agreements ready for the National Biopharma Mission (NBM) Program.
• Coordination and administration of all aspects of new and ongoing projects including planning and implementation.
• Responsible for all Program Investment and Financial Planning.
• Ensure timely execution of all activities.
• Proper monitoring both technical and financial of the projects working closely with the Scientific and Technical Advisory groups for project review, new area prioritization and preparing a strategy for implementation.
• Responsible for organizing all Meetings, Interaction and Advisory Group Discussion including international conferences and workshops.
• In addition to scientific expertise, the Program Officer must also bring in passion, humility, and critical thinking for the unique problems and the questions relevant to BIRAC’s mission.
• Prepare and implement an effective communication and outreach strategy.
• To work and communicate with grantees and key stakeholders including members of Technical Advisory Groups, BIRAC, DBT and World Bank.

Employees of Central / State Govts and or other CPSEs should send a copy of their applications through proper channel in a sealed envelope at below mentioned address:-
Head [Human Resource & Administration]
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)
1st Floor, MTNL Building
9, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi-110003

Last date of submission of application : 31st January ,2023

Vacancy Ref. No. - BIRAC/PMU/VAC/48/January-2023

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