Job Vacancy for M.Pharm, B.Pharm, MSc as Clinical Research Officer / Data Analyst at BITS, Apply before 29-Feb-2024

BITS Pilani
  • Full Time
  • Goa

Website BITS, Pilani

About BITS

The BITS, Pilani – K. K. Birla Goa Campus, is situated approximately 10 kilometers south of Vasco-da-Gama, 20 kilometers north of Margao, and 7 kilometers east of Goa Airport, along National Highway – 17B, Bypass road. Nestled amidst serene and picturesque surroundings, the campus features the Main building that houses academic and administrative offices, a Guest House, Hostels for both boys and girls, a Student Activity Centre, faculty and staff quarters, a Medical Centre, Playground, and a Shopping Complex. The campus’s location is distinguished by its scenic beauty, offering a panoramic view of the picturesque surroundings, including the Zuari River, hillocks, roads, waterways, forests, and landscapes.

Post: Project Technical Support (CRO / Data Analyst)

Overview: Applications are invited for the position of Project Technical Support (CRO / Data Analyst) in the Department of Biological Sciences at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, Goa. This role is for an ICMR sponsored research project titled “Pathophysiological investigations of sickle cell disease and interventions to improve associated hemorheological abnormalities” (No. EM/SG/Dev.Res/122/3151-2023; ISRM: IIRP-2023-3151).

Position Details:

To be hired by BITS Goa but stationed at SCB Medical College, Odisha, the Clinical Research Officer / Associate will be responsible for project management, clinical monitoring, data management, and regulatory affairs related to clinical trials. The dedicated CRO/Data Analyst will ensure data integrity, conduct statistical analyses, and produce high-quality reports, contributing to reliable outcomes and research success. Note that no accommodation will be provided.

Project Team:

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Suman Kundu
  • Co-Investigators: Dr. Rabindra K Jena (SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha) and Dr. Raviprasad Aduri (BITS Goa)

Research Focus:

The study aims to evaluate the clinical efficacy of HbS-Sailin (Sai Phytoceuticals, New Delhi) as an indigenous anti-sickling formulation in the Indian population. Additionally, metabolomics investigations using liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry will be utilized to reveal disease pathophysiology. Novel hemoglobin-oxygen affinity modifiers will be screened in vitro using a multidisciplinary approach.

Project Duration: Initially 1 year (3 years, subject to performance-based extension)


  • Salary: @18,000/- + 18% HRA = @21,240/- pm (1st year; 5% increment in 3rd year)


Eligibility criteria for Clinical Research Officer/Associate/Data Analyst:

  • Master’s degree (MSc/MS/M.Pharm or equivalent) in life sciences or related discipline with clinical research experience and knowledge of biostatistics.
  • Bachelor’s degree (BSc/BS/B.Pharm or equivalent) in life sciences or related discipline with several years of experience in clinical research will be given due consideration.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and communication skills required. Attention to detail and adaptability crucial.
  • Certification in clinical research analysis is advantageous but not mandatory.
  • Willingness to learn regulatory compliance is a must.
  • Candidates with evidenced experience in clinical trials, relevant data analysis, data management, and clinical statistical analyses will have additional weightage in selection.

Application Process:

Interested candidates may send their applications and curriculum vitae with details of research experience to the principal investigator (email: by 29-Feb-2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via e-mail for an online interview.

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