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Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), is a Dept. of Biotechnology (Govt. of India) initiative and a not for profit organization based in Bangalore. We act as an enabler of Bioscience Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship by providing Research, Development, Training and Services in State Of The Art Technology Platforms. As a part C-CAMP's mandate of promoting entrepreneurship and innovation, C-CAMP has created and fostered an entrepreneur-friendly culture in and around academic/research environment through its involvement in seed funding schemes for Startups, Entrepreneur Mentorship program and Bio-incubation facility.
 
Vacancies currently at C-CAMP Medtech Rapid Prototyping µFab facility and the Indigenization of Diagnostics Program InDx at C-CAMP - 

JOB TITLE : Associate Director, MedTech Rapid Prototyping µFab - 1 position

Job Profile :The Associate Director will be responsible for managing and coordinating the day-to-day activities of the NBM Medtech Rapid Prototyping µFab at CCAMP. Specific tasks include administration of purchase, customs, MTAs, calibration, contracts, import/export, as well as the preventive and corrective maintenance, repair of all lab equipment, and overseeing projects involving photolithography and CNC/pilotscale fabrication. Would also be involved in preparing the documentation for ISO certification of the facility. Expertise is also required with ERP systems, timely product procurement via an indenting process, follow-through on ordered items, and standard software packages such as Microsoft word, Excel and PowerPoint. Coordination with the IT team is also required. Additional responsibilities include developing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the laboratory, electronic record keeping, organizing warranties and other procurement-related documents and familiarity with all aspects of project, travel and meeting management.

Essential Qualification: A PhD degree in any Science discipline

Experience: 5 years of facility experience in microfabrication or similar roles preferred. Applicants must fill in the form (at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uxM6gm9o7aBsEdemUeKnR3X03_dduTbb3vLMlM3...) and  also submit CV by e- mail to hr@ccamp.res.in by 30th September, 2020.

This is a contractual position. Remuneration shall be based on qualification & experience

Please mention the job title in your subject liner.  Candidates whose profile matches our requirement will be contacted directly; there shall be no communication otherwise.


JOB TITLE : Project Engineer, MedTech Rapid Prototyping µFab - 2 positions

 

Job Profile : Under the general supervision of the Associate Director, the Project Engineer will be responsible for facilitating the day-to-day activities of the Medtech Rapid Prototyping µFab at CCAMP. Specific tasks include facilitating administration of purchasing, customs, MTAs, calibration, contracts, import/export, as well as the preventive and corrective maintenance, repair of all lab equipment, designing of microfluidic devices, photolithography and plastic fabrication. Would also be involved in preparing the documentation for ISO certification of the facility. Expertise is also required with ERP systems, timely product procurement via an indenting process, follow-through on ordered items, and standard software packages such as Microsoft word, Excel and PowerPoint. Coordination with the IT team is also required. Additional responsibilities include developing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the laboratory, electronic record keeping, organizing warranties and other procurement-related documents and familiarity with all aspects of project, travel and meeting management. The incumbent must learn common experimental protocols of the laboratory, including CAD design, photolithography, PDMS fabrication and plastic devices fabrication.

 

Essential Qualification: A Master’s degree in any Science discipline or an Engineering degree

Experience: 2-3 years of equivalent experience in similar roles preferred. Fresh graduates will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Applicants must fill in the form (at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uxM6gm9o7aBsEdemUeKnR3X03_dduTbb3vLMlM3...) and  also submit CV by e- mail to hr@ccamp.res.in by 30th September, 2020.

This is a contractual position. Remuneration shall be based on qualification & experience.

Please mention the job title in your subject liner.  Candidates whose profile matches our requirement will be contacted directly; there shall be no communication otherwise.


Application Scientist (RT PCR based Molecular Diagnostics) - 1

Applications are open for the position of Science and Technology Manager for Indigenization of Diagnostics Program at C-CAMP

The newly launched project called Indigenisation of Diagnostics (InDx), anchored at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (CCAMP), aims to build a robust supply-chain network of Indian MSMEs capable of producing reagents that go into a testing kit as well as manufacture testing kits. The project involves identifying bottlenecks in the supply-chain network, short-falls in quality levels and gaps in the ability of these MSMEs to scale-up. The project would hand-hold MSMEs in meeting both quality and quantity such that the network would be able to put together a million indigenous kits a day.

Responsibilities:

  1. Design, plan and execute laboratory activities towards quality testing of RT-PCR based kits/reagents/components for SARS CoV2
  2. Develop protocol and execute comparability and validation studies for RT-PCR based kits/reagents/components for SARS CoV2
  3. Design primers/probes for RT-PCR based diagnostic tests
  4. Perform functional assays for quality testing of reagents and components used in Molecular Diagnostics
  5. Draft/Review Results, Reports, Tech Transfer documents, Workflows and SOPs
  6. Ensure adoption of best practices for Quality testing and development of Molecular Diagnostics
  7. Manage procurements for laboratory activities in coordination with Lab Scientists
  8. Coordinate and collaborate with InDx CoEs on quality testing
  9. Train Scientists on RT-PCR and other molecular assays
  10. Provide Management updates
  11. Any other as assigned

Education / Experience:

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology with deep domain expertise and hands-on experience in the RT PCR technology platform for molecular diagnostics. 

Should have at least 2 years of post-Ph.D. working experience in development and validation of RT-PCR based molecular diagnostic Assays. Experience with RT-PCR based test for SARS CoV2 will be preferred

Expertise and knowledge to develop and validate RT-PCR based assays for molecular diagnostics is required

Must understand the nuances of Primer/probe design and must be adept at using software tools for in-silico design

Must be good at DoE for Optimization of run conditions and analysis

Should have a working understanding of Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)

Should have a flair for teaching and must train scientists and users in RT PCR

Must be meticulous and keep extensive, regulatory quality records of all tasks and lab work

To apply, send your detailed CV to "indx-support at ccamp dot res dot in" on or before Sept 22, 2020. This is a contractual position for 6 months, which may get extended based on the requirements.


QA Scientist (Molecular Diagnostics) - 1

Applications are open for the position of QA Scientist for Indigenization of Diagnostics Program at C-CAMP

The newly launched project called Indigenisation of Diagnostics (InDx), anchored at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (CCAMP), aims to build a robust supply-chain network of Indian MSMEs capable of producing reagents that go into a testing kit as well as manufacture testing kits. The project involves identifying bottlenecks in the supply-chain network, short-falls in quality levels and gaps in the ability of these MSMEs to scale-up. The project would hand-hold MSMEs in meeting both quality and quantity such that the network would be able to put together a million indigenous kits a day.

Responsibilities:

  1. Establish Quality Management System for the INDx program and laboratory activities
  2. Draft Work flows and SOPs to ensure compliance to Quality Systems
  3. Manage Validation and Calibration of instruments.
  4. Review and approve test results and reports
  5. Train Laboratory Scientists on QMS and Compliance
  6. Train Scientists on National and International guidelines on molecular diagnostics e.g. RT PCR diagnostic test for SARS CoV2
  7. Provides support on Method and Kit validations
  8. Provide Management updates
  9. Any other as assigned

Education / Experience:

  1. M.Sc./M.Tech. in Biotechnology/Pharmacy or related stream with at least 8-10 years of experience in a QA role with Molecular Diagnostic/Biopharma Company
  2. Must be an expert in Quality Management Systems and ability to establish the systems and processes in the lab.
  3. Must have the experience of managing ISO/NABL/Regulatory Audits
  4. Must be able to train lab Scientists and ensure Compliance to the Quality Systems

To apply, send your detailed CV to "indx-support at ccamp dot res dot in" on or before Sept 22, 2020. This is a contractual position for 6 months, which may get extended based on the requirements.


Science and Technology Manager (Molecular Diagnostics) - 1

Applications are open for the position of Science and Technology Manager for Indigenization of Diagnostics Program at C-CAMP

The newly launched project called Indigenisation of Diagnostics (InDx), anchored at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (CCAMP), aims to build a robust supply-chain network of Indian MSMEs capable of producing reagents that go into a testing kit as well as manufacture testing kits. The project involves identifying bottlenecks in the supply-chain network, short-falls in quality levels and gaps in the ability of these MSMEs to scale-up. The project would hand-hold MSMEs in meeting both quality and quantity such that the network would be able to put together a million indigenous kits a day.

Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate and Coordinate with Stakeholders to understand quality testing/scale-up requirements for Molecular diagnostics for SARS CoV2.
  2. Engage and work with InDx CoEs to plan and execute the quality testing and scale up requirements
  3. Draft/Review/Approve Results, Reports, Tech Transfer documents, Workflows and SOPs
  4. Ensure adoption of best practices for Quality testing
  5. Manage Project lifecycle in coordination with all stakeholders
  6. Coordinate and mange procurements for laboratory activities
  7. Manage laboratory Scientists and ensure timely delivery of projects
  8. Train Scientists on RT-PCR and other molecular assays
  9. Provide Management updates
  10. Recruit Scientists as required
  11. Any other as assigned

Education / Experience:

  1. Ph.D. in Molecular/Cell Biology/Immunology with at least 10 years of experience working in ARD/QC department of Molecular Diagnostics/CRO/Biopharma
  2. Must have a deep domain understanding of development of Molecular Diagnostic tests and specifically with RT-PCR based tests for SARS CoV2
  3. Must be well versed with applicable guidelines for Analytical Method Validations, Bridging studies and Technology transfers.
  4. Should have excellent collaboration and coordination skills to seamlessly work with all stakeholders – internal and external
  5. Should have excellent working knowledge of Quality systems and regulatory requirements
  6. Should have excellent communication skills and good documentation practices. Will be responsible for assay transfer and training

To apply, send your detailed CV to "indx-support at ccamp dot res dot in" on or before Sept 22, 2020. This is a contractual position for 6 months, which may get extended based on the requirements.


Data Specialist (Molecular Diagnostics) - 1

Applications are open for the position of Data Specialist (Analysis) for Indigenization of Diagnostics Program at C-CAMP.

The newly launched project called Indigenisation of Diagnostics (InDx), anchored at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (CCAMP), aims to build a robust supply-chain network of Indian MSMEs capable of producing reagents that go into a testing kit as well as manufacture testing kits. The project involves identifying bottlenecks in the supply-chain network, short-falls in quality levels and gaps in the ability of these MSMEs to scale-up. The project would hand-hold MSMEs in meeting both quality and quantity such that the network would be able to put together a million indigenous kits a day.

Responsibilities:

  1. Establish connects with Manufacturers of RT-PCR based kits/reagents/components for SARS CoV2 and interview for data collection
  2. Facilitate data entry by Manufacturers of RT-PCR based kits/reagents/components for SARS CoV2 into the InDx Platform
  3. Manage validation and approval of data in InDx Platform
  4. Ensure systematic structuring and organization of InDx Platform to get valuable outcomes
  5. Liaise with InDx Regulatory and IT teams to manage refinement of Platform content
  6. Participate in Data Analysis to identify and plug gaps in the supply chains
  7. Maintaining a constant connect with the Manufacturers of RT-PCR based kits/reagents/components for SARS CoV2 to provide suggestions for new liaisons to bridge gaps in supply chain
  8. Facilitate Search & Compare feature for Manufacturers on InDx Platform
  9. Manage queries pertaining to the InDx Program & Platform from Industry & Academia
  10. Provide Management updates
  11. Any other as assigned

Education / Experience:

  1. M.Sc./M.Tech. in Biotechnology/Pharmacy or related stream with at least 8-10 years of experience in R&D role with Molecular Diagnostic/Biopharma Company
  2. Should have knowledge of Statistics & Data analysis
  3. Should have good collaboration and coordination skills to seamlessly work with all stakeholders – internal and external
  4. Should have excellent communication skills and good documentation practices.

 To apply, send your detailed CV to "indx-support at ccamp dot res dot in" on or before Sept 22, 2020.  This is a contractual position for 6 months, which may get extended based on the requirements.


Information Technology(IT) Support - 1

Applications are open for the position of Information Technology(IT) Support for Indigenization of Diagnostics Program at C-CAMP

The newly launched project called Indigenisation of Diagnostics (InDx), anchored at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (CCAMP), aims to build a robust supply-chain network of Indian MSMEs capable of producing reagents that go into a testing kit as well as manufacture testing kits. The project involves identifying bottlenecks in the supply-chain network, short-falls in quality levels and gaps in the ability of these MSMEs to scale-up. The project would hand-hold MSMEs in meeting both quality and quantity such that the network would be able to put together a million indigenous kits a day.

Responsibilities:

  1. Configure, maintain and support the software platform and portals used by the InDx project team
  2. Set up workstations with computers and necessary peripheral devices
  3. Develop and maintain local networks in ways that optimize performance
  4. Ensure security and privacy of networks and computer systems
  5. Provide orientation and guidance to users on how to operate new software and computer equipment
  6. Website updates and maintenance
  7. Assist in and plan training, development and education for new software and hardware
  8. Troubleshoot to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  9. Maintain records/logs of repairs and fixes 
  10. Maintain hardware and software inventory
  11. Any other as assigned

Education / Experience:

  1. Previous working experience as IT Technician for 3+ year(s)
  2. Degree in Computer Science, engineering or similar relevant field
  3. Problem solver and attention to details
  4. Excellent communication ability
  5. In depth understanding of diverse computer systems and networks
  6. Good knowledge of internet security and data privacy principles

To apply, send your detailed CV to "indx-support at ccamp dot res dot in" on or before Sept 22, 2020This is a contractual position for 6 months, which may get extended based on the requirements.


Current vacancies at the Office Of Technology Transfer (OTT) at C-CAMP
 
Positions:                               (i)       Senior Licensing Specialist      1
 
                                                (ii)      Licensing specialists                 2               
 
                                                (iii)     Innovation Manager                   1
 
Core functions:
 
Licensing specialists and Innovation Manager will have the primary responsibility of forging linkages between the OTT and the industry and/ or Venture Capital.   Primary aim is to project the OTT’s capabilities and link the OTT to clients seeking IP protection and licensing support; to secure funding and incubating start-ups within the OTT incubator ecosystem and build technology transfer opportunities within the OTT’s operational base. Some research and/or business experience and familiarity with contracts and material transfer agreements would be a plus, as would negotiation experience. fostering strategic relationships with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and industry partners. 
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Create Licensing and IP Management opportunities for the OTT
Work with inventors to determine technology milestones, timelines for moving technology into a commercial product.
Negotiate various agreements, including licenses or options for intellectual property rights, and manage ongoing relationships with licensees;
Help identify potential licensees and contacts within those companies.
Assess market opportunities, track market trends and convert them to in-house R&D and licensing opportunities
Participate in outreach events to promote OTT
Additional duties as assigned.
Sensitize researchers and students to technology transfer and commercialization.
Education and Experience:
 
Bachelor’s degree from a reputed university in the biological sciences, or other science related field;
Management degree from a reputed Business School
At least two to four years’ technology licensing, business development, contract negotiation, or commercial assessment experience, including execution of varied business contracts;
Working knowledge of intellectual property law, intellectual property evaluation, and contracts. Experience working collaboratively with researchers or technical staff in intellectual property matters.
 
 
Position:                                 Contracts Manager             1
 
Core duties:
 
The Contracts Manager (CM) will provide legal advice to the TTO on all matters referred to him/her. The CM will draft all agreements including Licenses, Collaborations, Consultancy and Material Transfer Agreements and ensure compliance.  CM will also assist with negotiating agreements for the TTO. The Contracts Manager will also oversee the various institutional IP policies, their amendments and implementation of the Data Protection policy where required.
 
Education & Experience
 
Must have attained a first-class law degree from a University/ Institution of high-standing.
Must be qualified to practice in a court of law.
Preferably 5 years of post-qualification experience working as legal counsel in a corporate setting
Well-versed in Law of contracts and familiar with IP Laws and their enforcement
Note:
 
The job duties listed are only a representation of the work performed by positions generally classified under this job category and are not to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties attached to that job.  Aspirants may also perform other duties as assigned. The initial offer is for three years. Further extension will depend upon the performance of the individual. Compensation offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will not be a limiting factor to deserving candidates. Please apply stating your qualifications, experience, current position and compensation drawn highlighting the vacancy you would like to be considered against to hr@ccamp.res.in by 30th September, 2020
 
The position applied for, MUST be shown in the subject line clearly.  Certificates/ testimonials need not be attached now.
 
The following skills and abilities are necessary requirements for working at the OTT:
 
Strong attention to detail, be able to understand the big picture and long-term goals.
Integrity, strong business ethics and service orientation.
Proven ability to manage a high volume workload in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities
Officers in senior positions are expected to carry a larger caseload, perform their duties with minimal supervision, and act as a mentor to newer members of the OTT staff;
Demonstrated initiative, ability to prioritize workload, follow up with diverse stakeholders, meet deadlines, and work productively both on an independent basis and as a collaborative member of a team.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.