Recruitment of Program Manager - Education, IndiaBioscience at National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS)

ORG- National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS)
Closing Date- 11th October, 2019

About the Organization
National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, Karnataka, is a research centre specialising in biological research. The mandate of research at NCBS is the study of biology. To realize their goals of understanding living systems, they understand that research problems need to be approached from a variety of directions.

About the Program
IndiaBioscience is a program based out of NCBS, Bangalore that aims to catalyse the growth of biology within India, and to this end we work with academics, government, industry and the not-for-profit sector. They are a small yet diverse and efficient team that works in a non-hierarchical manner to create informed impact. Creativity and independence are highly valued attributes of all team members. IndiaBioscience and the Azim Premji Foundation partner towards publishing biology related content in a science magazine aimed at primary and secondary school teachers.

(a) The roles of the Program Manager - Education with respect to the magazine will be in the capacity of Associate or Consulting Editor, or as a member of the Editorial Board. The person will be spending 50% of the time in this role:

  1. Contributing to the process of identifying life science-related broad themes and specific topics for each issue
  2. Identifying and contacting potential authors and reviewers from within and outside the IndiaBioscience network (educators and researchers) and sourcing articles as per the magazine's guidelines.
  3. Connecting authors and reviewers from the IndiaBioscience network to the magazine editors
  4. Providing first round comprehensive review of articles which have been sourced through the IndiaBioscience network and working with authors to ensure appropriate level and fit for the magazine.
  5. Providing assistance to the editorial team with communication with authors, and ensuring completion of the articles with images and edits
  6. Popularizing i wonder… in the IndiaBioscience network. Helping the editorial team with initiatives to popularize the magazine through social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
(b) In addition to the above, the Program Manager - Education will spend 50% of the time working with the IndiaBioscience team to perform the following:
  1. Maintaining and expanding the network of Biology undergradute educators/researchers and organisations within India
  2. Managing (writing, sourcing and editing articles on undergraduate education) the education page of IndiaBioscience website
  3. Organising education related meetings.
  4. Managing the education grant
  5. The person will also participate and help in other events organised by IndiaBioscience as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  1. PhD or Masters in Biological Sciences. If Masters, then the candidate must have at least 3-5 years’ experience in science communication and/or education
  2. Experience with education initiatives, or the interest to do so.
  3. Past experience with science communication, either verbal or written, for any kind of audience (technical, public, education sector)
  4. Knowledge of data collection, curating and handling, and using databases, excel is preferred
  5. Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  6. Networking skills
  7. Ability to understand and translate scientific concepts into lay terms
  8. Familiarity with social and digital media or willingness to learn
  9. The ability to work in a fluid space and take initiative

Age Limit
Below 55 years

How to apply
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