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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 : Program Manager (PM)

Position Code : PM-07
Consolidated Fee : Between Rs.90,000/- to Rs.2,70,000/- Lump sum per month depending on qualiϐications and experience.
No. of Position : 01
Essential Qualification :
Ph.D. in Life Science / Biological Sciences / Biotechnology/ Pharmacy with broad and deep knowledge in project management in the areas of health care.
Desirable Qualifications :
• Experience in Project management, strong planning and analytical skills. Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
• Experience in technology assessment
• Technical Proficiency in relevant areas like Vaccines, Biotherapeutics and Medical Devices are preferred.
Experience : Minimum 6 years of experience in academic, industry or similar position.

Key Responsibilities
Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to :
• 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 I3 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 SAG, TAG and SC 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 Manager 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.
• Manage Devices and Diagnostic portfolio, Med Tech facilities, Scale-up facilities, COVID 19 portfolio of D&D, Translational Research Consortia old and new.
• Monitor Technology Transfer Offices, Scheduling SAG -D&D, and Project management Committee meetings & support BIRAC Technical group.

Age Limit : Not more than 38 years as on the date of closing of applications.
Duration : The appointment shall be under ‘Contract for Service’ initially for a period of three (03) years or Co-terminus with the project, whichever is earlier. The present duration of the project is till June’2024. Renewal of the contract shall depend on the extension of the Project or need for continuance of service, based on satisfactory performance.
Job Description : The Program Manager will serve in the Program Management Unit – National Biopharma Mission, BIRAC and should have expertise in the translational sciences and product development related to Biotherapeutics (vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, Biosimilars) and Devices and Diagnostics. Preferably understand technology transfer ofϐice and IP issues. Also, to interact and work with thought leaders and leading scientists both in India and internationally; contribute to strategic thinking and forward-looking analysis in relevant areas; communicate progress and setbacks against strategic goals; and importantly create and manage grants/contracts as part of a team for various projects supported under the Mission.

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 : 31th October ,2023

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