Opening at Sristi

Date: 19th Sep 2015

SRISTI invites applications for various positions

SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions) was created in 1993, to recognize, respect and reward creativity at the grassroots. The objectives were: systematic documentation, dissemination of, and value addition in grassroots green innovations, providing them intellectual property rights protection and risk capital support besides helping in the in situ and ex situ conservation of local biodiversity and associated knowledge system. SRISTI is devoted to empowering the knowledge rich but economically poor people by adding value in their contemporary creativity as well as traditional knowledge. Linking formal and informal science was one of the major objectives and hence it established The Sadbhav-SRISTI Sanshodhan Laboratory with the support of Trust, Mumbai, converts the local knowledge and resources into value-added products with simultaneous development of processing facilities in the rural region where resources.

The Project

SRISTI coined three national awards for innovative student/faculty projects in engineering, pharmacy, science and applied technologies since 2012 in the name of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award (GYTI). Realising the need of the hour and looking at the innovation potential of awardees, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) a Government of India Enterprise of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi has decided to give 15 BIRAC-SRISTI GYTI Awards and 100 BIRAC-SRISTI GYTI Appreciation Awards administered through the Project Management Unit (PMU-BIRAC- SRISTI) at SRISTI. We invite applications for the following posts from candidates who are willing to put commit their hard work and sincerity to make this project a great success

1) Coordinator:

Essential qualification: Candidate should be PhD in pharmacy, biotechnology, medical technologies with five years of experience in research/incubation/business development/technology development/fabrication (The qualifications can be relaxed in exceptional cases.)

Desirable: Experience of managing projects for product development from external agencies will be appreciated. Candidate having MBA along with the above requirement may be preferred.

2) Research Associate:

Essential: Candidate should be M.Sc./M.Tech in any branch of Science (Botany, Zoology, Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Plant Biotech, Animal Biotech), Masters in Engineering (any discipline) with 3-5 year of experience in research /incubation /business development/technology development/fabrication.

Desirable : Having 5 years of experience in managing R&D projects of institutions or industries.

3) Research Fellow:

Essential: B.Tech in any branch of Engg. or M.Sc. in any field of science and applied technology with aptitude for R&D and project management with experience in research /incubation /business development/technology development/fabrication.

Desirable: Having ability to do Prior Art Search / review of literature, project coordination, scouting and ICT skills

4) Database Manager :

Essential: B.Tech/M.Tech/MCA with atleast two years of experience in database management , content management system, making ICT tools involving both open Source and other platforms. Work experience in CMS, PHP and should have built some real life projects.

Desirable: Proficiency in English, communication and soft skills, leadership abilities and having idea of project management

5) Technology manager/innovation champion/ ICT manager

Essential : Professionals willing to work with young tech start-ups and academic institutions to enrich innovation eco-system. The most suitable person will be familiar with latest ICT technologies and will be willing to work with technology experts for linking start-ups with academic and entrepreneurial mentors. He/she will manage a social innovation fund, assess the financial needs of start-ups, benchmark technologies, coordinate an online incubation platform linking the student start-ups with policy makers, investors and others. And with this, interest in: analytics, database management, writing, blogging about technology, entrepreneurship, risk capital, knowledge network, creativity and innovation, web content management, social media, etc., will be just perfect.

6) Assistant Editor

Essential: Graduate or post graduate in science with hands on experience of editing, proofreading, layout, translation etc. The candidate will possess excellent writing skills in English for drafting communication material about our activities and the innovations supported by the organization. Experience of working for a reputed magazine / research journal is highly desirable. Familiarity with html, wordpress, SQL and drupal will be an advantage.

Salary/Professional Fee will not be a constraint for the right candidates.

Interested candidates can send their application along with their resume to till 30th Sep 2015. Please do not wait for the last date; we may close the openings as soon as we find the right people!