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.

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Available Job Opportunities

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

Ph.D admission open

Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Bengaluru invites applications for research positions leading to a PhD degree under the following research categories:

  1. Molecular parasitology, population omics and CRISPR/Cas-based forward genetics for anti-malarial drug discovery.
  2. Generation of high-value yeast strains using metabolic engineering approaches.
  3. Functional analyses of Dengue virus infection using CRISPR-based approaches.
  4. Computer-aided phytodrug discovery.
  5. Computational analysis of missense mutations – Algorithm development and structural bioinformatics studies.
  6. Modeling autoimmune disease mechanisms with systems biology approaches.
  7. Gene expression regulation in the context of cancer and gametogenesis.
  8. Structure-function studies of selected enzymes involved in cell wall biosynthesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis using X-ray crystallography.
  9. Structural studies on human Zn-metallopeptidases of therapeutic importance

Master’s degree (MSc or equivalent) in any Science subject from a reputed institute with at least 55% of marks or 6.00 CGPA. Candidates must have their own fellowship from funding agencies such as CSIR/UGC/DST/DBT/ICMR etc., to apply for these positions.

For positions under category 1, MSc in Life Sciences or a related subject with a minimum of 6-month training in molecular and cell biology techniques is required. Experience in handling malaria parasite-infected human blood in a BSL2 laboratory and/or mosquito rearing will be an added advantage. Successful candidates will be trained in state-of-the-art CRISPR/Cas-based genome editing tools, high throughput sequencing methods and relevant biochemical and cell biology techniques. The candidate will also be trained in NGS data analysis pipelines and related bioinformatics tools.

For positions under category 2 and 3, MSc in Life Sciences with a minimum of six-months working experience in molecular biology/cell biology techniques is required. Successful candidates will get hands-on training in yeast genetics, DNA assembly methods, gene expression analyses and gene editing technologies.

For positions under category 4 and 5, MSc in Physics, Chemistry or Life Sciences with proven experience in computer programming and scripting is highly desirable.

For positions under category 6, MSc in Life Sciences, bioinformatics or biotechnology is required. The candidate should have interest and desire to learn computational and statistical analysis methods required for the work.

For positions under category 7, MSc in any Science subject with interest in genomics, transcriptomics and/or non-quantitative systems biology is desirable. The work may require intensive computational programming or molecular biology experimentation, in addition to extensive data analysis. Required training will be provided. No prior experience is necessary.

For positions under category 8 and 9 M.Sc in Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology or Bioinformatics is required. Prior experience in molecular cloning, protein expression and/or purification methods is preferred. Knowledge of Linux/Python scripting is a plus point. Strong interest in structural biology and willingness to learn new techniques is essential. Necessary training in biophysical methods of protein characterization and/or structure determination using X-ray crystallography will be provided.

Please note that current positions are available only to candidates having their own fellowships from CSIR/UGC/DST/DBT/ICMR or other funding agencies. Eligible candidates shall apply with their CV along with a cover letter indicating their choice of research scheme and fellowship details by e-mail to phd-admit@ibab.ac.in on or before 12th March, 2020.  

Those who have sent their applications recently or for the previous admission notice, need not apply again. Short listed candidates will have an online interview and a written test. Selected candidates will have a second round of interview in-person or online. Passing the test and interview does not guarantee admission to IBAB. The decision of the interview committee will be final. On-campus hostel facility will be provided to successful candidates.

Positions in the Molecular Parasitology lab at IBAB

Applications are invited for the position(s) of Project Assistant in the Molecular Parasitology
lab at IBAB, Electronic City, Bengaluru. The successful candidate(s) will work on diverse
projects that involved the identification of novel modes of gene regulation in the lethal
malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, developing forward genetic screens in P.
falciparum using CRISPR/Cas technologies, and/or anti-malarial drug discovery. All of
these projects use a combination of molecular biology, biochemical, cell biological, NGS
and bioinformatics techniques. While training will be provided, candidates with relevant
hands-on experience will be preferred. The position(s) 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 a PhD position. The selected
candidate(s) can avail on-campus accommodation.

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

  1. Master’s degree (M.Sc. OR equivalent) in Life Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Molecular
    Biology/ Biotechnology/ Zoology/ Genetics or related subjects with at least 65% of
    marks or 7 CGPA from a recognized university.
  2. Prior experience of working in a research laboratory or industry (min. 6 months).
  3. Strong aptitude for laboratory work; should be detail-oriented and organised with the
    ability to prioritise.
  4. Ability to carry out maintenance of general laboratory equipment and resources.
  5. Basic IT skills that include familiarity with Microsoft Office packages and statistical
    data analyses; experience with programming and NGS analysis will be an added plus.
  6. Hands-on experience in basic molecular biology techniques, maintenance of cell
    lines and transfection procedures, microscopy, spectrophotometry, protein purification
    and/or analytical methods such as HPLC.
  7. Willingness to learn, and should be a team player.

As per IBAB norms.

Application deadline:
15th February, 2021

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their motivation and a CV that
clearly demonstrates relevant practical expertise and skills as a single pdf file to
shruthivembar.ibab@gmail.com, addressed to Dr. Shruthi Vembar. The subject line of the
email must include “Application for the post of RA/JRF”. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for interview.

About IBAB:
IBAB is an autonomous institute engaged in education, research and entrepreneurial
support programs and is based at Electronic City, Bengaluru. The institute offers a unique
master’s degree program with dual specialization in bioinformatics and biotechnology as
well as an interdisciplinary PhD program. IBAB has strong research programs in various
disciplines, excellent infrastructure and an environment suitable for cutting-edge research.
For more details, visit https://www.ibab.ac.in/research/shruthi-s-vembar/