Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council

(A Govt. of India Enterprise)

Set up by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India


Vacancy Ref. No: BIRAC/Vac/_01_/2013



Catalysing the growth of an Innovation Driven Biotech Enterprise…..

Would you like to be the Catalyst?


Exciting Career Opportunities at BIRAC


Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is a Public Sector Section 25 ‘Not-for-Profit Company’ recently set up by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India to promote and nurture innovation research and growth of the biotech enterprise. BIRAC as an Interface agency serves the emerging biotech industries through gap filling interventions that facilitate high risk research, innovation and product development and also facilitates industry academia interaction. BIRAC’s focus is on empowering and enabling the biotech innovation ecosystem for affordable product development.

As a Government of India enterprise, it endeavours to bring professionalism, transparency and efficiency into its functioning while providing support to catalyse the transformation of the emerging Indian bio-economy.

BIRAC’s core mission is to work as a Development Agency in the field of biotechnology and address the national needs of health and food problems through bottom up competitive grant approach or through top down product development programmes. To achieve this aim, BIRAC works in partnership with private, public and international agencies.

Since BIRAC is a unique organisation, the only of it’s kind, set up in the country to nurture and support growth of the biotech sector; it has a very special and unique governance structure for successful and effective functioning.

BIRAC blends the best practices of public, private and not for profit sectors and is poised to become a cutting edge organization in the biotech sector in India. It has very carefully developed its workforce strategy that includes an enabling work environment, a work culture that is caring, fosters excellence and hires the most talented and professional workforce.

BIRAC is inviting applications from qualified, experienced and ambitious professionals for positions under different work streams at various levels from Entry level to Team Lead / Head. The Positions available:

All positions are under a Contract of Services initially for 3 years and thereafter based on performance renewed for 4 years and then every 5 years.

A very well designed Career Growth Plan has been developed which provides opportunities for career progression within bands and levels.The positions offer attractive emoluments on competitive basis. For further details click here

For details job descriptions, qualifications and work experience, please click here.

Interested candidates should apply by at the prescribed format :

(i)   Proforma for application for BIRAC positions

(ii)  Information as required in MS Excel format

Only email application will be accepted.  No application to be sent by Post.

Last Date for Application is 18th April, 2013


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