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/.