Applications are invited from motivated students for the position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) leading to PhD degree in IBAB-Biocon collaborative research project under the supervision of Dr. Sanjay Ghosh in the Synthetic Biology group at IBAB, Bengaluru. The successful candidate will work on a translation project tilted “Engineering yeast strains for production of biologics” and will be admitted to IBAB PhD program based on progress and academic performance. The project funding is available for 5 years from Biocon and accommodation in IBAB hostel will be provided.

Qualifications, Experiences 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 60% of marks or 6.50 CGPA from a recognized university.
  2. Experience in yeast genetics, basic molecular biology and cell biology techniques including cloning methods, microscopy and FACS analyses.
  1. Ability to maintain accurate lab records and data analyses, good organisational and problem-solving skills, team player and willingness to learn.
  2. Experience of working in industry.


As per DST norms. The fellowship will be extended following an annual review of the work and satisfactory progress till project funding is available.

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 Last date for submission of application is 15th February, 2024. 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 and