Vacancy Announcement : Position of Executive Director

The governments of the United States of America and India, through an inter-governmental agreement, jointly established the Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) in the year 2000 as an autonomous bilateral organization located in New Delhi, India. Its mission is to promote science & technology (S&T), innovation and entrepreneurship collaborations between the United States and India.

About IUSSTF and the Executive Director Position:

Organization Vision:

Excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation space through collaborative initiatives between India and the United States of America

Organization Mission:

Act as a catalyst to promote long-term scientific collaborations between India and the U.S. through partnerships amongst individual scientists, scientific institutions and the scientific community at large. Establish platforms and mechanisms to connect the S & T eco-systems of both the countries to act as a fertile ground to foster individual and institutional partnerships in a natural and sustainable manner.


  • Create awareness through exchange and dissemination of Information and Opportunities in S&T cooperation.
  • Capitalize and build on the scientific and technological synergy leading to long term partnerships on shared values.
  • Support an exciting program portfolio that leads to sustainable interactions and strengthens strategic partnerships.
  • Nurture contacts between young and mid-career scientists to develop mutual trust, foster excellence and explore new frontiers
  • Encourage public-private partnerships to foster elements of Innovation, Application and Enterprise.

Position Responsibility:

The operation of the IUSSTF under the leadership of the bilateral IUSSTF governing board and its co-chairs, is managed by the Executive Director (ED). The ED is responsible for the administration of scientific projects/grants/activities, fiscal oversight, coordination of its activities, along with the fund raising activities, and other services.

IUSSTF invites applications for the position of Executive Director as per the details given below:

  • The applicant should be an Indian or U.S. citizen only. Dual citizens are also acceptable.
  • Essential Qualification: Ph.D or Masters in the Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
  • Desirable Qualification: Degree in Management.
  • Tenure of appointment: 3 years with possibility of extension(s).

More details can be assessed at ED-IUSSTF Position Description Document

Age Limit: The Age of the applicant should be up to 56 years at the time of notification of the position. The cut-off date for determining the age limit shall be November 30th, 2018.

Compensation Package: Annual Compensation Package ranging between INR 4.5 million to 5.5 million per annum (INR 45-55 Lacs) depending upon qualification, experience and other credentials, and corresponding to the position of Scientist “G” or “H” prevailing in Scientific Ministries / Departments in India. It is inclusive of Benefits such as leased accommodation (Housing) in Delhi or House Rent Allowance (HRA) in lieu of, Medical Health & Accidental Insurance, Medical Allowance, Leave Travel Allowance, Official Transport, Employee Provident Fund, and Gratuity as per the rules of IUSSTF

The selected candidate will be offered appropriate position corresponding to either Scientist “G” or “H” depending upon qualification, experience and other credentials.

Application Procedure: Interested persons should send their applications in the prescribed format Template Application Format to with a 500 words Vision Statement on the future of the IUSSTF along with at least 3 references. FAQ’s for the position application can be accessed here.

We encourage women in science to apply