Vacancies at IRMRA
  Terms of Appointment :
The Director shall normally be appointed for a term of five years.
  Qualifications :
He should be a Technologist with a PhD / Post Graduate qualification preferably in Rubber / Polymer Science & Technology from reputed institutes like IITs having original published technical papers in reputed journals in the field of Elastomeric materials/related technologies and its application. An MBA and / or a qualification in Operations / Human Resources Management from reputed B-Schools.
  Experience :
He should have an overall experience of at least 15-20 years out of which at least 4-5 years in successfully heading the Management and Administration of multidisciplinary Research organization.
The experience shall include Research & Development, Product development, Project proposal and report writing, knowledge on analytical instruments, Analytical Testing of Rubber / polymers and allied chemicals. Training and consultancy services, Research publications, project planning and management etc .
  Age : The candidate should not be more than 50 years (but for exceptional candidates, the age should not exceed 54 years.).
  Pay Scale : In the pay scale of Rs.37400-67000 with –GP-12000.And allowancesas applicable to IRMRA employees.
  The roles and Responsibilities of Director are to provide Research Leadership, which includes :
  • Promoting and facilitating leading-edge research, including collaborative and interdisciplinary research, in Rubber and allied technologies and acquiring Research funded projects from Financial institutions
  • To motivate & provide sufficient support for, a community of innovative researchers to enhance research capacity at the Institute and to increase internal and external research opportunities for scientists / technologists, Research fellows;
  • To develop networks between IRMRA and researchers in the field in the public and private sectors, locally, nationally and internationally; where applicable, developing mutually beneficial linkages with industry in order to develop partnerships and collaborative research;
  • To transfer knowledge to society through outreach and, where applicable, through technology transfer (e.g. collaborative research; contract work; and commercialization of intellectual property);
  • To identify and acquire latest equipment which will substantially improve IRMRA capabilities. To drive indigenization of rubber & allied products to support Indian Rubber end user industries by way of import substitutes
  • To upgrade capabilities of SMEs by continuously conducting industry oriented training programs / technical workshop / seminars / conferences etc
  • To manage and continuously upgrade Quality Accreditations & certifications as per National / International standards
  • To uphold and enhance the formidable reputation of IRMRA as a Premier Research organization in the Rubber and Allied field
  Director is responsible for providing Administrative Leadership, which includes :
  • Provide overall effective leadership to the Institute’s Research and Development and Testing activities
  • Design and implement a comprehensive strategy to increase revenues as per projections in
    • R&D projects
    • Product development
    • Testing
    • Training and consultancy services
  • Reduce & optimize overall operational costs by managing all available resources
  • Design and implement effective Human Resource strategies
  • Design policy and promotional initiatives that will enable IRMRA to become the leading R&D Institution in its field globally
  • Leading strategic planning for IRMRA to ensure that the objectives are aligned with the Strategic Planned objectives;
  • Overseeing the proper discharge of administrative duties of the research centre including supervising personnel, financial management, and operations;
  • Managing the research plan effectively and efficiently, ensuring that accepted standards of research and ethical behavior are met;
  • Ensuring all statutory compliances on time
  The candidates fulfilling the above criteria are required to send their application in sealed envelopes on and before 30th June 2014  
  Interested candidates are advised to send their applications to
  The following address :
The Sr. HR Officer,
Indian Rubber Mfrs. Research Association,
[ An NABL Accredited Lab]
[Aff. to Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GoI],
Plot No. 254/1B, Road No.16-V
Wagle Industrial Estate,
Thane [West] 400 604, Maharashtra.
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