Great opportunity for M.Pharm, MSc as Program Officer @ BIRAC


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Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is a not-for-profit organization in India operating as a Section 8, Schedule B, Public Sector Enterprise under the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), which is a part of the Government of India. BIRAC serves as an interface agency with the mission of strengthening and empowering the emerging biotechnology sector in India. Its primary focus is on facilitating strategic research and innovation to address nationally relevant product development needs in the biotech industry.

As a government enterprise, BIRAC is committed to introducing professionalism, transparency, and efficiency into its operations. It plays a crucial role in catalyzing the transformation of the emerging bio-economy in India. BIRAC is known for its unique governance structure and a carefully developed workforce strategy that includes creating an enabling work environment. It fosters a work culture that values care, excellence, and the recruitment of highly talented and professional individuals to drive its mission forward.

Job Opportunity: Senior Program Officer / Program Officer (NBM-PMU)

Position Code: PO-07


  • Senior Program Officer: Rs.75,000 to Rs.2,40,000/- Lump Sum per month
  • Program Officer: Rs.60,000 to Rs.2,10,000/- Lump Sum per month

Number of Positions:
01 [One]

Essential Qualifications:

  • M.Sc / M.Pharma / MBBS in Life Sciences / Biological Sciences / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Biotechnology.
  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences / Biological Sciences / Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology (desirable).
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong planning and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to organize/prioritize work.
  • Proactive, flexible, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.


  • Minimum 4 years.
  • Senior Program Officer: 4-5 years of experience in Vaccine/biotherapeutics Manufacturing industry or related areas.
  • Program Officer: 2-3 years of experience in Vaccine/biotherapeutics Manufacturing industry or related areas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of NBM-PMU, including grantee monitoring.
  • Collaboration with technical and financial experts.
  • Liaising with Scientific and Technical Advisory groups.
  • Supervising grant management activities.
  • Coordination with Legal and Finance for contracts and agreements.
  • Stakeholder coordination for NBM-PMU management.
  • Administration of new and ongoing projects.
  • Timely execution of activities.
  • Organization of investigator meetings and advisory group discussions.
  • Passion, humility, and critical thinking aligned with BIRAC’s mission.

Age Limit:

  • 35 Years (Sr.Program Officer)
  • 30 Years (Program Officer)


  • ‘Contract for Service’ initially for 3 years or coterminous with the project, whichever is earlier.
  • Project duration until June 2024.
  • Renewal based on project extension and performance.

Application Procedure for Government Employees:

  • Central/State Govt and CPSE employees should apply through proper channel.
  • Send applications in a sealed envelope to the address below.

Address for Application Submission:

Head [Human Resource & Administration] Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) 1st Floor, MTNL Building 9, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road New Delhi-110003

Application Deadline:
31st October, 2023

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