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FMR Mumbai Hiring – Applications Invited For Project Coordinator Position

Dr. Kantilal J. Sheth Memorial Building
84A, R.G.Thadani Marg
Worli, Mumbai 400 018, INDIA
Tel: +91 22 24934989 / 24938601
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

Job Advertisement

The Foundation for Medical Research (FMR), a Public Trust and a well-recognized national research organization (SIRO) conducts basic biomedical, translational and public health research in the areas of infectious disease, environmental and community health. The Foundation invites applications for the following vacancies for an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-funded extramural project “Evaluating Diagnostic Performance of SMaRT-PCR – a novel, non-invasive diagnostic workflow for detecting pulmonary tuberculosis in children” with a maximum duration of 4 years.

We are a dedicated team of researchers working on a project aimed at addressing the challenges faced in accurately detecting TB in children. We have developed a novel non-invasive diagnostic method called SMaRT-PCR for detecting pulmonary tuberculosis in children. This project focuses on evaluating the clinical utility of SMaRT-PCR and its diagnostic performance against standard diagnostic methods. We are seeking motivated candidates to join our team on this project. All vacancies under this project are on a contractual basis to be filled purely on temporary

Available vacancies, required qualifications and other details are given below.

Name of the Post: Project Coordinator (Grade equivalent-ICMR Project Scientist III, non-medical)

No. of Vacancy: 1

Essential Qualification and Experience:

  • PhD in a relevant field with a minimum of three years of experience post-PhD
  • Must have handled a minimum of five projects, as PI or Co-PI.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience working with molecular diagnostic techniques and conducting/managing clinical research or trials involving human participants.
  • Experience in working in the field of tuberculosis

Location: Mumbai (travel involved)

Scope of Work:

  • Implementation of the project, operations planning and day-to-day coordination of project activities including experimental work and activities at all the participating sites
  • Oversight of data collection from laboratories and all the participating health facilities in coordination with the data and site coordinators.
  • Support the development of SOPs and quality control assessment for all project activities including technical protocols for RT-PCR testing
  • Organize project meetings to manage progress and timelines
  • Preparation of all monitoring reports for relevant committees and funding agency.
  • Conduct training of site project staff for sample collection, testing and data SOPs, sensitization workshops and other project meetings.
  • Contribute to data analysis and interpretation, writing scientific papers for publications

Upper Age limit: 45

Duration: Initially for one year extendable for further project period subject to satisfactory performance of the candidate

Consolidated Salary: Rs 78000 + HRA as admissible, salary commensurate to experience

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, the latest CV, and contact information for two professional references via email to [email protected]. Please mention “Application for [Name of the post]” in the subject line and cover letter. Also please mention where you read about this advertisement. No TELEPHONIC enquiries.

Application Deadline: 26th February 2024


  • All applications will be screened and only shortlisted candidates will be intimated and invited for a screening interview. Shortlisted candidates from screening interviews will be called for a final interview.
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • The above post/s are filled up purely on a contractual basis & the candidate will have no right to claim for any type of Permanent Employment under FMR or ICMR or continuation of his/her services in any other project
  • Candidates who will be shortlisted in the first screening round will have to produce documents of their Qualifications, Age and experience before joining. If they do not meet essential qualifications, their selection will be cancelled immediately.
  • The prescribed educational qualification/s are the bare minimum and mere possession of same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview.
  • Please note that the Institute does not have residential facilities for its staff.
  • Candidates are advised to look at the website of FMR ( to learn about the research undertaken and for any change or other information.

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