Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) is an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The institute is an integral part of the interdisciplinary NCR Biotech Science Cluster located at Faridabad, and is designed as a dynamic, interactive organization with the mission to conduct innovative translational research and to develop research collaborations across disciplines and professions to translate concepts into products to improve human health.
Applications are invited from eligible candidates to fill up the following positions.
Program Manager (Public Health) “NBM Program”
Number of posts : 01
Emoluments : Rs. 85,000/-
Consolidated Age : 45 years
Essential qualification :
• MBBS / BDS/ Alliied Medical degree OR
• Master’s degree/ diploma in life sciences, Pharmacy, public health, healthcare or other related discipline
• Post graduate degree in a health-related discipline Essential work experience: 5 or more years of experience in clinical project management and/or clinical trial/ study monitoring
• Experience of clinical trial or public health project management in a recognized organization/institute (academic clinical trials unit, CRO, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or device company)
Desirable qualification and work experience :
• Postgraduate degree in Public Health
• MD/DNB from a recognized Indian University/ recognized by MCI PhD in a health-related discipline
• Demonstrable experience of line management, project management concepts and ability to understand, explain and communicate project concepts using standard tools and templates
Responsible for the management and cross-functional coordination of the program and work closely with Project Management Unit (PMU) of National Biopharma Mission (NBM) to develop and maintain the overall project plan and timelines, communicate project expectations to the respective resource / consultant and manage the overall project budget.
• To oversee the management of a portfolio of trials / studies including project management, quality monitoring and/or safety monitoring and guiding the study teams to achieve successful completion of all assigned activities in the program.
• This position may also be required to participate, manage and oversee capacity building at sites for clinical trials as planned by MIU-NBM. This would involve being responsible for completion of all the objectives set out for the sites to ensure they are ready and capable of participating in clinical trials.
• Support the team in the implementation of systems for resource planning, study / trial administration, implementation, oversight monitoring, quality assurance and documentation and record keeping Particulars Details
• Establishment of procedures to ensure adherence to trial protocols and administrative requirements
• Develop project specific and protocol specific training or as requested
• Monitoring the trial progress to ensure compliance with and adherence to the project plan and to identify, evaluate and rectify problems
• Understand the requirements of the various controlling bodies, agencies and frameworks, guiding the project in conforming to those requirements and coordinating any necessary audit processes
• Liaison with Steering Committee and DSMB with a particular view on compliance with Research Governance, Good Clinical Practice, Data Protection and Ethical Requirements
• Work with the Investigators to ensure that the trial is meeting its targets, is producing meaningful output and to predict and plan any changes that warrant requests to changes in protocol, funding, or timelines
• Assists Clinical management with the development, negotiation, and execution of the site contract, budget and payment plan
• Management of the trial budget(s) and maintenance of the accounts
• Development, approval, and distribution of study-related documents including Case Report Forms (CRF’s), study protocols, study manuals, and other study tools to investigational sites and review committees
• Supervise the study start up activities, trial monitoring and reporting
• Manage distribution, collection and tracking of regulatory documentation to ensure compliance with regulatory and project requirements and audit readiness
• Oversight for planning, preparing, and distributing materials for investigator and coordinator meetings, and for study related training
• Work with data management and other departments to track progress, milestones and the challenges
• Works Closely with: Project Team at CDSA, NBM and the site, Sponsors, clinical collaborators, Expert groups / Committee, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, Data Management, Biostatistics, Laboratory team, key Institute staff on finance, administration, contracts and personnel matters.
• Continually review and respond to changes required to shape the infrastructure, functionality and standards of the program management
Clinical Research Associate (Indigo)
Number of posts : 01
Emoluments : Rs.49000+16 % HRA
Consolidated Age : 35 years
Essential qualification :
• Bachelors in medical sciences with minimum three years of relevant clinical trial monitoring experience. OR
• Master’s degree/ diploma, life sciences, pharmacy, public health, healthcare or other related discipline with minimum 2 years of relevant clinical trial monitoring experience.
• MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BAMS/ BPT preferred
The Study Monitor/ CRA conduct monitoring visits for assigned trial protocol and trial sites. Overall responsibilities are to ensure that the trial is being conducted in accordance with the protocol, standard operating procedures, good clinical practice, and applicable regulatory requirements.
• Performs site monitoring throughout the trial which involves visiting the trial sites on a regular basis (site initiation to site closeout) in accordance with contracted scope of work.
• Performs quality functions and executing quality programs (clinical operations, clinical laboratory) as per GCP/GCLP and regulations
• Completes appropriate therapeutic, protocol and clinical research training to perform job duties.
• Setting up the trial sites such that each center has the trial materials, including the trial drug while ensuring all trial supplies are accounted for
• Administers protocol and related trial training to assigned sites and establishes regular lines of communication with sites to manage ongoing project expectations and issues.
• May provide training and assistance to junior clinical staff.
• Creates and maintains appropriate documentation regarding site management, monitoring visit findings and action plans by submitting regular visit reports and other required trial documentation.
• Manages the progress of assigned studies by tracking regulatory/ IEC submissions and approvals, recruitment and enrolment, CRF completion and submission, and data query generation and resolution.
• Verifying that data entered on to the CRFs is consistent with participant clinical notes (source data/ document verification)
• Writing visit reports.
• Filing and collating trial documentation and reports.
• Archiving trial documentation and correspondence.
• Evaluates the quality and integrity of trial site practices related to the proper conduct of the protocol and adherence to applicable regulations.
• Escalates quality issues to the Quality Manager, Project Manager and/ or senior management.
• Work with Clinical Portfolio Management on other projects as directed and other internal departments on their requirements as and when required. Skills: -
• Computer skills including proficiency in use of Microsoft Office applications
• Basic knowledge and ability to apply GCP and applicable regulatory guidelines.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills including good command of English required.
• Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Effective time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
a) These are short-term positions and extension will be granted subject to satisfactory performance of the incumbents and tenure of the project for which they are selected. Those appointed to these positions will not have any claim for regularization of their employment.
b) All educational, professional and technical qualification should be from a recognized Board/University.
c) The experience requirement specified above shall be the experience acquired after obtaining the minimum educational qualifications specified for the post.
d) Closing date of online application will be the CRUCIAL DATE for determining eligibility with regard to age, essential qualification etc.
e) The age limit, qualification, experience and other requirements may be relaxed at the discretion of the competent authority, in case of candidates who are otherwise suitable. In case candidates are not found suitable for the posts notified, they can be offered lower post / lower emoluments on the recommendation of the Selection Committee.
f) Age and other relaxations for direct recruits and departmental candidates: 1. By five years for candidates belonging to SC/ST communities. 2. By three years for candidates belonging to OBC communities. 3. For Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) falling under the following categories: (i) UR - ten years, ii) OBC - 13 years (iii) SC/ST - 15 4. Age is relaxable for Central Government servants up to five years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Central Government, from time-to-time. 5. There is no upper age limit for the Institute employees who are treated as departmental candidates. 6. For Ex-servicemen up to the extent of service rendered in defense forces (Army, Navy & Air force) plus 3 years provided they have put in a minimum of 6 months attested service.
g) All results will be published on our website and all future communications will be only through email.
h) In case a large number of applications are received, screening will be done to limit the number of candidates to those possessing higher/relevant qualification and experience.
i) With regard to any provisions not covered in this notification, the bye laws of THSTI / Govt. of India rules / guidelines shall prevail.
j) Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
PROCEDURE FOR FILLING UP ONLINE APPLICATION:
i) The eligible and interested candidates may apply online at the Institute’s website thsti.res.in/career. Applications through any other mode will not be accepted. ii) The following will be the step wise procedure-
A) Step 1 : Details of applicant
B) Step 2 : Uploading of documents
3 : Payment of application fee
• The payment can be made by using Debit Card / Credit Card / InternetBanking / UPI.
• Once payment is made, no correction / modification is possible
• Candidates are requested to keep a copy of the provisional receipt for future reference.
• Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
• Details of fees to be paid are as shown below :
For Program Manager and Consultant Data Manager
1. Unreserved, OBC & EWS candidates : Rs 590/-
2. SC/ST/Women/PwBD : Rs 118/-
For all other positions
1. Unreserved, OBC & EWS candidates : Rs 236/-
2. SC/ST/Women/PwBD : Rs 118/-
D) Step 4 : Submission of application form
iii) On successful submission of application, an auto-generated email containing the reference number will be sent to the email address provided. Please keep a note of the reference number for future correspondence.
iv) Candidates are required to keep a printout of the online application form by using the print button on the dashboard for future reference.
v) Candidates must ensure that he / she fulfils all the eligibility criteria as stipulated in the advertisement. If it is found that he / she does not fulfil the stipulated criteria during the recruitment process, the candidature of the candidate will be cancelled. If the same is noticed after the appointment, the candidate will be terminated following due process.
vi) Incomplete applications shall be summarily rejected and no correspondence in thisregard shall be entertained.
Deadline for receipt of application is 10th November 2022.
Recruitment notice no.: THS-C/RN/12/2022
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