Just as biodiversity contributes to healthy ecosystems, a diverse learning environment at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology features a wide range of thought, academic disciplines, cultures, identities, socio-economic backgrounds, and creates a robust community.

The institute seeks faculty and staff with varied perspectives, skills, professional practices, and experiences to enrich the learning and teaching experiences of students, colleagues, and others. The IBAB seeks individuals who value education, diversity, and share in our vision to maintain the high standards for which the institute is known. In addition to our competitive benefits package, which is offered to full-time employees, the institute offers an exciting array of activities and programs that employees may participate in, including library privileges, lectures, seminars, conferences and other special events.

Equal Opportunity Employer

IBAB is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic pregnancy, marital status, military, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Equal employment opportunity is extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including without limitation, recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, leave of absence, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of IBAB and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of IBAB.

Available Job Opportunities

Jobs that help you shape your career, for the good!

Faculty Position in Computational Biology/Data Science at IBAB

IBAB seeks to appoint a faculty in the area of Computational Biology with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Quantitative Genomics for its innovative Masters Programme in Big Data (in) Biology

The applicant should have an inclination to develop research programme in the areas mentioned above with a strong focus on analysing genomic, imaging and clinical data and to develop algorithms and tools for the analysis of such data.

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include

  • Teaching various courses in the new M.Sc. programme in Big Data in Biology including Computer Programming in Python, JAVA, etc., application of AI and ML techniques to biological and clinical data analysis
  • Developing strong, extramurally funded and collaborative research programmes in computational biology, genomics, imaging and in AI and machine learning for biological and clinical data
  • Active involvement in institutional activities

Eligibility

  • Ph.D. in Computational Biology/Genomics/Data Science/Computer Science
  • Strong publication record in disciplines related to the position
  • Experience in scripting and implementation of algorithms in programming languages including Python, Java, R, etc. and the applications of AI and ML for analysing biological and clinical data
  • Experience in the analysis of data from Next Generation Sequencing experiments
  • Relevant post doctoral/ industrial experience would be an added advantage
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple audiences
  • Evidence of commitment to teaching and training

Remuneration: Remuneration will be commensurate with expertise and experience

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply with their CV (with the names and details  of atleast three referees), a cover letter and  a brief description of the research programme they would like to initiate at IBAB  to the Director, IBAB by email bdbfaculty@ibab.ac.in  on or before 10th June 2022.

Shortlisted candidates would be invited for a teaching session followed by a presentation of their research program and a personal interview.

About IBAB:

The Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB)is a unique institute engaged in education, research and entrepreneur support programs and is based at Electronic City, Bangalore. IBAB’s mission is to catalyze the growth of the biotechnology and bioinformatics industries in India. IBAB offers a distinctive master degree programme with dual specialization in bioinformatics and applied biotechnology and a PG Diploma in Big Data Biology besides its interdisciplinary PhD and Post Doctoral programmes. An innovative Masters Programme in Big Data (in) Biology is being initiated from the next year. The objective of the programme is to train the students in emerging areas of Genomics, Algorithms and application of AI and ML for the analysis of biological and clinical data. The institute has strong research programs in various disciplines as evidenced by the publication track record of the faculty. It has an excellent infrastructure and an ambience suited for advanced research in the areas mentioned above. For more details, please visit www.ibab.ac.in

Research positions in Synthetic Biology group at IBAB

Applications are invited for research positions [Project Assistant (PA)/Junior Research Fellow (JRF)/Postdoctoral fellow (PDF)] in the Synthetic Biology group at Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Bengaluru. Projects are available in the following areas:

1) Functional genomics of host-virus interactions using CRISPR technology

2) Metabolic engineering and Flux analyses in cyanobacteria

3) Protein biochemistry, Structural biology and Drug discovery

The positions will be offered initially for 6 months and extended based on performance and satisfactory progress until project funding is available. Meritorious candidates may be considered for PhD program based on suitability. Hostel facility within the campus is available.

Essential Qualifications, Experiences and Skills:

Project Assistant

B.E/B.Tech or Master’s degree (M.Sc. OR equivalent) in Life Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology/ Zoology/ Genetics/Bioinformatics or related subjects with at least 65% of marks or 6.50 CGPA from a recognized university.

Junior Research Fellow:

Master’s degree (M.Sc. OR equivalent) in Life Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology/ Zoology/ Genetics/Bioinformatics or related subjects with at least 65% of marks or 6.50 CGPA from a recognized university. Applicants with NET-JRF/DBT-JRF/INSPIRE fellowship will be preferred.

Post-Doctoral Fellow:

Ph.D. in Life Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology/ Zoology/ Genetics or related subjects from a recognized university.

All applicants should have the following essential skills/experiences:

(a) Excellent experimental hands-on skills in basic cell biology, biochemistry and molecular

biology techniques; a minimum of 1 year working experience in a research laboratory or

industry in the relevant area.

(b) Technical experience in one or more areas –

Project 1: Gene editing technologies, cell culture, virus assays, flow cytometry

Project 2: Computational biology and/or analytical methods such as GC, HPLC, etc.

Project 3: Protein purification methods, protein crystallography and bioinformatics

(c) Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, motivated and team player

Remuneration:

As per IBAB norms.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their motivation and a CV that clearly demonstrates the relevant practical expertise and skills as a single PDF file to careers_synbio@ibab.ac.in. The subject line of the email must include “Application for the post of (PA/JRF/PDF) in the project area (1/2/3)”. Last date for submission of application is 3rd July, 2022 or until the positions are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

About IBAB:

IBAB is an autonomous institute engaged in education, research and entrepreneur support programs and is based at Electronic City, Bengaluru. The institute offers a unique master degree program with dual specialization in bioinformatics and applied biotechnology as well as an interdisciplinary PhD program. IBAB has strong research programs in various disciplines, has excellent infrastructure and environment suitable for cutting edge research. For more details visit www.ibab.ac.in/ and www.ibab.ac.in/niche-programmes/synthetic-biology/.

Curator Position Anti-Venom Research and Development Centre

Advertisement for Curator Position at
Anti-Venom Research and Development Centre,
IBAB, Bengaluru

Applications are invited for the position of Curator at the Anti-Venom Research and Development Centre (AVRDC)to be established at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Bengaluru. This is a collaborative project between the Evolutionary Venomics Lab (IISc) and the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied (IBAB) funded by Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS), Government of Karnataka. The curator will be responsible for supporting the establishment and overall management of the centre including liaising with appropriate authorities for approvals and permissions, preparing and implementing future activities of the centre as well as training manpower in handling venomous snakes. The position will be offered initially for 6 months and extended based on performance and satisfactory progress until the project funding is available.

Duration of the Project: 5 years

Essential Qualifications, Experiences and Skills:

  1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any subject from a recognized university.
  2. Excellent hands-on skills and experience in handling snakes, husbandry and breeding of reptiles, comfortable with and passionate about animals.
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organisational skills, motivated, meticulous, hardworking, team player and eager to learn.

Desirable Experiences and Skills:

  1. Ability to effectively organize and communicate with multiple audiences.
  2. Excellent project management and organizational skills
  3. Leadership skills
  4. Ability to work independently as well train others.

Remuneration:

As per IBAB norms

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their motivation and a CV that clearly demonstrates the relevant expertise and skills as a single PDF file to careers_avrdc@ibab.ac.in. The subject line of the email must include “Application for the post of Curator at AVRDC”. The last date for submission of the application is May 31, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

About IBAB and AVRDC

IBAB is an autonomous institute engaged in education, research and entrepreneur support programs and is based at Electronic City, Bengaluru. The institute offers a unique master degree program with dual specialization in bioinformatics and applied biotechnology, a postgraduate diploma program in Big Data Biology as well as an interdisciplinary PhD program. IBAB has strong research programs in various disciplines, has excellent infrastructure and environment suitable for cutting edge research. For more details visit www.ibab.ac.in

Anti-Venom Research and Development Centre (AVRDC) is being established on the campus of IBAB in Bengaluru Helix Biotech Park as a collaborative initiative between the Evolutionary Venomics Lab, Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and IBAB with funding from the Government of Karnataka. The centre will have a state-of-art serpentarium which will house various species of snakes and other venomous animals from India and around the world in their natural habitats with a mandate to develop highly efficacious next generation antivenom therapy using latest technological platforms. The other broader objectives of AVRDC includes quality assessment of venom for the manufacture of lifesaving antivenoms, efficacy testing of commercial Indian antivenoms, resource development for antivenom strategies, snake venom-related wildlife forensics, snakebite education, biotechnological innovations and supporting entrepreneurship in this area..