A project assistant position is available to start immediately in the group of Dr. Jayashree Nagesh, Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) Bengaluru to work on the project “Photoprotection and weak noncovalent interaction networks in crystallins”. The broad aims of the project will be to investigate photoprotective pathways in aromatic amino acid clusters in gamma-crystallins and to characterize the cooperative role of weak interaction networks in local structural stability in such proteins. Applicants are required to have a physical chemistry background. Experience in coding and molecular dynamics simulations is highly desirable, minimal background in biology is sufficient.

The position will be offered initially for 6 months and based on performance and satisfactory progress; the position will be extended until project funding is available. Meritorious and enthusiastic candidates may be considered for the IBAB-PhD program based on their willingness, suitability, and eligibility. Selected candidates may also avail on campus hostel accommodation.


Master’s degree (or Equivalent) in Chemistry or Physics with an inclination towards exploring biological problems. Students should have at least 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA from a recognized university. Students with research fellowship from any central/state government agencies such as CSIR, UGC, DST, DBT etc would be preferred.


Based on qualification, experience and IBAB norms.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their motivation and a CV that clearly demonstrates relevant expertise and skills as a single PDF file to jnagesh@ibab.ac.in on or before April 30 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Please include names of two referees in your CV.

Selection Procedure:

Interview for shortlisted candidates

About the Institute:

The Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) is a unique institute engaged in education, research, and entrepreneur support programs and is based at Electronic City, Bangalore. IBAB’s mission is to catalyze the growth of the biotechnology and bioinformatics industries in India. IBAB has a unique master’s degree program with dual specialization in Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology and an interdisciplinary Ph.D program. The institute has strong research programs in various disciplines such as Cancer Biology, Infectious diseases, synthetic biology, genomics, Big Data Biology, computational biology and bioinformatics as evident by the track record of well-trained and experienced faculties. IBAB has excellent infrastructure and environment suitable for cutting-edge research. For more details about IBAB, visit www.ibab.ac.in.