DBT/Wellcome Trust GRANTS ADVISER Job Openings

Adviser - Fellowship & Grants (5 positions)

DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance (India Alliance) invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of GRANTS ADVISER.

Organization Overview:

DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance is a Public Charitable Trust registered in India since 2008. It is funded by the Wellcome Trust, UK, and the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, with the broad aim of building excellence in biomedical research in India by selecting and supporting future leaders in the field. IA has recently started Phase 2 (2019-24) with expanded operations to include Team Science Grants, Clinical Research Centres, and allied activities. In addition to its research Fellowships and Grants, India Alliance supports an integrated research ecosystem that values ethics, good management, and the public communication of science to enhance knowledge and drive policy. Details of the work of India Alliance can be seen at http://www.indiaalliance.org/


Position Overview:


The India Alliance seeks to identify suitably qualified candidates for the position of Grants  Adviser. This position is facilitatory in nature and will work to ensure that grant applications are reviewed, processed, and awarded at par with international standards.


Position Requirements:

• Ability to understand biomedical research proposals, process them with due diligence, manage peer review and award of funding applications 

 Willingness to work in a business environment with close links to scientific research

 Commitment to high standards of ethics and scientific review 

 Ability to liaise with the scientific community and develop positive relationships with applicants and grant-holders

 Attention to detail while managing large workloads within given deadlines

 Ability to maintain accurate and organised grant records and the timely input of accurate grant-related and financial data, according to defined standards.

  Ability to work in a team and according to defined standards and controls

 Adequate IT skills and ability to work on large records



Ph.D. in Life Science/Biological Sciences/similar areas with 2-3 years of research administration experience.

•Permission to work in India. The work location will be Hyderabad

•Excellent oral and written communication skills in English 

•Excellent attention to detail

•Ability to work independently and as part of a team

 Aptitude for analytical and critical thinking



•Understanding of research funding mechanisms

•Administrative experience within the context of a research funding organisation or a university 


Grants Advisers will be trained in the following areas:

 Managing a portfolio of research grant applications and awards

 Identifying appropriate referees and ensuring adequate high-quality review reports are received within the deadlines

 Assisting in other activities of the organization as per need


The remuneration for this post will be based on qualifications and experience.

A probationary period is envisioned where the chosen applicant will be trained on IA grants processes and familiarized with their duties. Please apply only if you fulfill all the “Essential” requirements.

To apply, please send the following to the CEO (jobs@indiaalliance.org) by December 16, 2022.   

Please ensure the subject line reads: “Application for Grants/Fellowships Adviser”. 


  •       Your CV (limit 2 pages; Arial Font size 11)
  •       A cover letter stating why you are suitable for the position (limit 1 page; Arial Font size 11)
  •       Examples of written work (scientific papers do not qualify)

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further processing. India Alliance reserves the right not to hire anyone or re-advertise if a suitable person is not found. 


In case of queries, please write to jobs@indiaalliance.org; it may take up to 3 working days for a response.


To apply, please click here. 

People who have applied against the previous round of advertisements in the month of June 2022, should reapply for the position, if still interested.

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