IndiaAlliance Hyderabad Science Communication Manager Job Opening

Manager, Science Communication and Public Engagement

Last Date To Apply: Dec 5, 2023

LocationHyderabad, India

DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance invites applications from suitably qualified persons for their Science Communications & Public Engagement Team. 

The position is based in Hyderabad, India. 

 Organization Overview: 

DBT/WT India Alliance (India Alliance), is a public charity, funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and the Wellcome Trust, UK, with the remit of building excellence in biomedical research in India ( The core mandate of India Alliance is the management of research fellowships and collaborative grants – selected through highly competitive processes - in biomedical, clinical and public health in India. India Alliance provides an exceptional environment for innovation in science administration.

India Alliance supports an integrated research ecosystem that values ethics, good management, and engagement with science to enhance research impact. Public engagement and the communication of science to enhance knowledge and drive policy are important components of India Alliance activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the leadership to enhance the visibility and impact of the organisation.
  • Develop material to communicate key scientific stories emerging from our engagements, using both, written and visual mediums.
  • Liaise and coordinate with researchers and other stakeholders to identify and communicate research developments in a way that is accessible and engaging to the public.
  • Ensuring that all communication materials are accurate, well-written, and conform to institutional guidelines.
  • Preparation of reports and press releases related to engagements and specific events. 
  • Managing social media platforms and evaluating outcomes and impact.

  • Masters/Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism or Mass Communication/Science Communication or PhD in Life Sciences/ Allied fields with work experience in science communication.
  • Demonstrable experience in communications, preferably in a public, charitable, or educational institution.
  • Understanding of the science, research and/or policy ecosystem in India, and the larger international context.
  • Demonstrable experience in handling of web-based management systems in a professional context; familiarity with relevant information technology, including social media and website content management.
  • Ability to work to deadlines independently, and as part of a team.
  • Willing to undertake travel to meet stakeholders, participate in workshops/events and to bring stories from the field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Capacity to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to develop innovative and creative communication strategies based on the latest trends.
  • Past experience in effective engagement with beneficiaries, media, and stakeholders.
  • Basic knowledge of software such as Canva/ Photoshop
Joining date: Within two weeks of selection, ideally.

 Application Process To apply, please click here
The initial appointment is for one year and can be renewed subject to performance and funding. To apply, please send the following,  as one consolidated pdf to the CEO ( by December 5,  2023. The subject line should read: “Manager, Science Communication and Public Engagement”.
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)
A minimum of three examples of prior work that showcase your skills relevant to the requirements indicated in the advertisement (scientific papers do not qualify).
Names and current contact information of two referees who have engaged with you in a professional capacity and are willing to provide letters of reference. 
Incomplete applications will be rejected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further interactions and processing of applications.
India Alliance reserves the right to extend the timeline for accepting applications,  not to hire anyone, or,  re-advertise if a suitable person is not found after the interview. 
In case of queries, please write to  It can take up to 3 working days for a response.

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