Applications are invited from motivated students for the position of Senior Research Fellow in a DBT-funded research project in the Synthetic Biology group at Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Bengaluru. The successful candidate will work on CRISPR-based functional analyses of arbovirus host factors in Aedes sp. which includes developing cell-based assays and generating transgenic mosquitoes. The position is available for a period of three years. The selected candidate will be provided accommodation in IBAB hostel.

Essential 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 and qualified any national level examination (GATE/NET/BET/etc.).
  2. Two years of research experience in the area of Molecular Biology/Cell Biology/Virology.
  3. Experience of working in a cell culture facility, excellent hands-on skills in culturing and maintenance of cell lines, transfection procedures and cell-based assays.
  4. Ability to maintain accurate lab records and data analyses, good organisational and prioritisation skills, team player and willingness to learn.

Desirable Experiences and Skills:

  1. Experience in virus-based assays, basic molecular biology techniques including cloning methods, microscopy and FACS analyses.
  2. Experience of working in industry.


As per DBT norms. The fellowship will be extended following an annual review of the work and satisfactory progress.

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 Informal enquiries may be addressed to Last date for submission of application is 5th May, 2023. 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