Advertisement for the position of Research Scientist at Bio-IT centre, IBAB

Applications are invited for the position of Research Scientist in the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) facility of the Bio-IT centre at IBAB, Bengaluru. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in using Illumina platforms, including library preparation, sequencing, and data processing. The candidate will operate, coordinate and manage the NGS facility and its activities including training students, faculty and researchers. Interested candidates will also be encouraged to participate in IBAB’s research activities. The position is available for a period of one year initially, which is further extendable, based on performance.

Essential Qualifications:

  1. PhD in Life Sciences/ Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology/ Zoology/ Genetics or related subjects
  2. Excellent hands-on skills in NGS including cloning, library preparation, sequencing.
  3. Minimum two years of experience in the operation and maintenance of Illumina platforms
  4. Good IT skills including use of Microsoft Office packages and working with online databases.
  5. Ability to provide training to students, faculty, and researchers
  6. Candidates with experience in downstream NGS data analysis will be given preference
    Remuneration: Remuneration will be commensurate with expertise and experience

How to Apply: Interested applicants can send their CV along with a cover letter (demonstrating relevant practical expertise and experience) and three reference letters by e-mail ( The last date for submission of application is 15th March 2020.

About IBAB: The Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) is a unique institute engaged in education, research, and entrepreneurship and is based in Electronic City, Bengaluru. IBAB’s mission is to catalyze the growth of the biotechnology and bioinformatics industries in India. IBAB has an interdisciplinary Master’s degree program with dual specialization in these domains, a Big Data in Biology diploma program, and a burgeoning Ph.D. program. The institute has a strong track record in research in various disciplines, as evidenced by the publications and grants of the Faculty members. It has excellent infrastructure and an environment suitable for cutting edge research. For more details, please visit

About Bio-IT, IBAB: The Bio-IT center comprises a state-of-the-art NGS facility, with high throughput sequencers that can generate >500 GB data in 10 days. Other equipment in the facility include Hi-Scan (Illumina bead-array) for genotyping, and Qubit, C-bot, Covaris, Bioanalyzer and Tape-station for the processing of DNA and RNA samples. Services are provided in collaborative program mode or on fixed rate contract basis.