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 aids 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 aids 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.
2. About the Implementation Agency:
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) a Public Sector Undertaking of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India has been entrusted the responsibility of implementing this Program. It houses the Program Management Unit (PMU) and works as an operational and functional arm to oversee and monitor program implementation.
3. Job Descriptions
Managing Director, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)
i. Position Overview
The Mission Director is a Senior Level position requiring strong leadership. The Mission Director will lead the Mission programme at the Program Management Unit (PMU) and be responsible for effective management (organization, planning, execution and evaluation) of the i3 Program. He/She will oversee the establishment and management of strategies, build efficient teams, monitor program progress and ensure financial accuracy. Working closely with global and national thought leaders and scientific experts, the Mission Director will have an opportunity to engage with multiple stakeholders (academia, industry, SMEs) and lead a team of Technical Coordinators to enable accomplishment of activities in alignment with the i3 Program strategy and vision.
The key responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:
Activity and resource planning:
Stakeholder and Team Management:
Financial and Legal Management:
The ideal candidate shall have a strong knowledge of vaccines, biotherapeutics and/or medical devices/diagnostics product development value chain particularly from early stages to clinical development and/or market licensure. He/She will have a track record of strong engagement with partners (likely both private and public-sector partners), and the ability to build and execute strategic plans as well as inspire teams engaged in a wide range of disciplines and technologies
a. Essential :
b. Desirable :
iii. Age Limit: 55 years as on Date of Closing of Application
iv. Tenure : The engagement on the position is for a period up to June-2023 co-terminus with the Project or on completion of the work. The contract shall be renewed depending upon the extension of the Project or the need for continuance of service.
v. Compensation : Attractive Emoluments commensurate with qualification and experience will be as per the decision of the Selection Committee for the level of appointment. Indicative level-wise remuneration is given as below :
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Interested candidates may apply at the firstname.lastname@example.org in the prescribed format at .
Last Date of Application is 24th August, 2020.