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


The strategic partnership of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is being operated through Program Management Unit housed at BIRAC.BIRAC is acting as Implementation Agency for Grand Challenges India Program through Program Management Unit.This collaboration is for mission-directed research to support health research and innovation that could dramatically change the health and development landscape in India and other countries facing similar challenges.

BIRAC is inviting applications from qualified, experienced and ambitious professionals for the following positions in the Programme Management Unit:

Position     Code


Maximum Age limit


Program Director – (Vacancy-1)

Not exceeding 50 years as on 01.10.2013



Program Officer (Agriculture & Nutrition)– (Vacancy-1)

Not exceeding 40 years as on 01.10.2013


  Administration & Finance Officer- (Vacancy-1)

Not exceeding 40 years as on 01.10.2013

Salary commensurate with qualification and experience.

All positions are Limited Term Contract Employment initially for 3 years and thereafter subject to extension of the Strategic Partnership between DBT and BMGF. For details job descriptions, qualifications and work experienceplease see BIRAC-PMU doc1 enclosed here.

Interested candidates should apply only at the prescribed formats. Candidates should mention the position code in subject. Hard copies will not be entertained.

(i) Application Proforma (enclosed BIRAC-doc2)

(ii) Education Qualifications (enclosed BIRAC-doc3)

Last Date for Application is 23rdOctober, 2013

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