BIRAC Vacancies For Biotechnology

BIRAC Vacancies For Biotechnology – Apply Online

BIRAC Vacancies For Biotechnology – Apply Online. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

Vacancy Ref. No: BIRAC/PMU/VAC/125/July-2024​​

1. About the Mission:

The National Biopharma Mission is an Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India for Accelerating Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals; to be implemented by Biotechnology Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)-a Public Sector Undertaking of DBT

Approved by the Government for implementation at a total cost US$ 250 million the Mission is co-funded 50% with World Bank loan assistance.

The Mission Programme is a Pan-India Programme with the main aim of making India a hub for design and development of novel, affordable and effective biopharmaceutical products and solutions. This Program would aid in enhancing India’s innovation research and product development capabilities, especially by focusing on development of vaccines, biologics and medical devices for combating public health concerns. The Program would aid academic researchers (through enhancing their translation capability); empower bio-entrepreneurs and SMEs (by decreased cost and risk during early stages of product development) and the industry (by elevating their innovation quotient). Anticipated long term impact would benefit the Indian

population at large benefit due to availability of affordable solutions and products relevant to Indian health needs.

More details about the Mission Programme can be seen at website BIRAC (Mission Document)

2. About the Implementation Agency:

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) a Public Sector Undertaking of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, and Government of India has been entrusted the responsibility of implementing this Program. It will house the Program Management Unit (PMU) that would work as an operational and functional arm to oversee and monitor program implementation.

The qualifications and experience required and other terms and conditions for empanelment are given below:

BIRAC is inviting applications from qualified, experienced and ambitious professionals for the following position:

Vacancy Ref. No. : BIRAC/PMU/VAC/125/July-2024​​ 

Position: Program Manager /Sr. Program Manager

Position Code: PM-10

No. of Position: 02 [Two]

Scale of Pay: Consolidated Remuneration for Program Manager – Between Rs.90,000/- to Rs.2,70,000/- & Sr. Program Manager – Between Rs.110,000/- to Rs.3,00,000/- Lump sum per month depending on qualifications and experience.

Tenure: The appointment shall be under ‘Contract for Service’ initially for a period of three (03) years or Coterminus with the project, whichever is earlier. The present duration of the project is till June’2025. Renewal of the contract shall depend on the extension of the Project or need for continuance of service, based on satisfactory performance.

Job Description:

Program Manager/Sr. 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), vaccines or Devices and Diagnostics. Preferably understand technology transfer office and IP issues. Also, to interact and work with thought leaders and leading scientists both in India and abroad; contribute to strategic thinking and forward-looking analysis in relevant areas; communicate progress against strategic goals; and importantly create and manage grants/contracts as part of a team for various projects supported under the Mission.

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 Mission.
  • 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 addressing 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 Vaccine and biotherapeutics portfolio, shared testing facilities, Scale-up facilities, Translational Research Consortia old and new.
  • Monitor clinical trial centres, Scheduling expert committee meetings, and Project management Committee meetings and support BIRAC Technical group.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Life Science / Biological Sciences /Biotechnology/ Pharmacy with broad and deep knowledge in project management in the areas of health care.
  • 6-10 years of research experience in academic, industry or in similar position.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral fellowship with experience in undertaking innovative research in area of biotherapeutics, vaccines or medical devices development in Industry or academics are preferred.
  • Experience in Project management, strong planning and analytical skills. Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.

Age Limit: Program Manager- 38 Years & Sr. Program Manager- 40 Years as on the date of closing of Application.

Experience: Program Manager- 6 to 8 years and Sr. Program Manager- 10 to 12 years.

How to Apply:


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: 29th July, 2024

Notwithstanding anything contained herein or elsewhere; the decisions taken by BIRAC shall be binding upon all concerned.

In case of any query, drop an email to: [email protected]

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