Centre Manager

The Centre for Networked Intelligence at the Indian Institute of Science , Bengaluru is an industry-sponsored research Centre focusing on developing next-generation networking methodologies and concept solutions that can derive knowledge from evolved networks of the future.

We are looking for a Centre Manager, who will actively advance activities that support the Centre’s efforts. He/she is expected to manage research grants and collaborate with stakeholders within IISc and also with external sponsors and partners to enable successful and timely execution of programmes.

The desired candidate should be task-oriented with excellent attention to detail while being capable of understanding and advancing broader strategic themes.

CNI is an equal opportunity employer, and candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Envisage and seek research projects.

  • Write and follow-up on grant proposals, including budgets.

  • Programme management: track various project activities, work with stakeholders to ensure smooth project progress, and oversee the Centre’s operations.

  • Write reports and make presentations on the projects and grants received.

  • Hiring: hire and mentor project staff.

  • Collaborate with partnering organisations.

  • Organise the Centre’s CSR (corporate social responsibility)-oriented outreach activities (hackathons, workshops, seminars).

Essential qualifications:

  • BTech/MTech/PhD in engineering with 3+ years of experience in industry or in research/educational organisations.

  • Effective communication skills and ability to prepare research reports/proposals.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading technical teams for research, software/product development or IT (information technology) service delivery.

Desired qualifications:

  • Work experience in research or academic laboratories.

  • A management degree or experience in grant management.

Duration: The duration is initially for a period of one year and may be renewed annually.

Location: Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

How to apply:

Please fill in the form to apply.