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.

Remuneration:
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/