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1. JRF and SRF positions in DBT Center of Excellence project for Malaria Research between Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), Bangalore and National Institute of Immunology (NII), Delhi.

Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB) (http://ibioinformatics.org/) is a premier research center for Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Computational biology. IOB has established a state-of-the-art proteomics, genomics, and metabolomics platforms that are being utilized to explore and validate candidate biomarkers in a wide array of human diseases ranging from neurological disorders and infections to cancers. Scientists at IOB are training young researchers across India in these OMICS technologies.

Dr. Prasad’s group (http://www.ibioinformatics.org/tskprasad.php) at Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB) in collaboration with Dr. Sharma’s laboratory (http://www.nii.res.in/research/pushkar-sharma) National Institute of Immunology (NII) is looking for highly motivated Junior Research Fellows (JRF; 5 positions) and Senior Research Fellows (SRF; 5 positions), to work on project entitled "Centre of Excellence on Molecular Machinery of Plasmodium"

Qualifications for JRF (5 positions):

  1. M.Sc. or M.Tech in any field of Life Sciences
  2. Candidates must have secured JRF funding from CSIR-UGC, DBT, BINC and DST-INSPIRE

Qualifications for SRF (5 positions):

  1. M.Sc. or M.Tech in any field of Life Sciences
  2. 2 years research experience and minimum 1 publication in any peer reviewed journal

Selected JRFs and SRFs will be extensively trained in sample prep and data analysis of proteomic and multi PTM experiments on Plasmodium falciparum and its interaction with human, high-resolution mass spectrometry, maintenance of HPLC and culturing of synchronized culture of Plasmodium falciparum and a number of molecular biology techniques. Fellowship amounts will be as per DBT rules and guidelines. Interested candidates needs to send their detailed CV by email to: keshav@ibioinformatics.org with a subject line either as “JRF in Malaria Research” or “SRF in Malaria Research”. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 15 days from date of application.

2. Ph.D. studentship in Human Genomics (2 positions)

Qualifications:

  1. M.Sc. in any field of Life Sciences or Bioinformatics with experience in molecular biology techniques or an understanding of building, using bioinformatics tools, databases and basis of the underlying algorithms
  2. Candidates must have secured JRF funding from CSIR-UGC, DBT, ICMR and DST-INSPIRE

Selected JRFs will be involved in ongoing collaborative research projects between IOB and other collaborating institutes. They will be trained in cutting edge technologies including wet lab training for confirmation of NGS single nucleotide variants and splice mutation at the RNA level. In selected cases to participate in functional confirmation. Training will also be given on interpreting and curating NGS. Only candidates who can relocate to Bangalore (ITPL) need to apply. Interested candidates should e-mail their detailed curriculum vitae to careers at ibioinformatics dot org with subject as "Ph.D. studentship in Human Genomics". Short listed candidates will be called for an interview. Those without any fellowship please do not apply.​

3. Ph.D. studentship in Cancer Biology (3 positions)

Ph.D. admissions in Cancer Biology (3 positions) at Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), Bangalore, which integrates multi-disciplinary expertise on biomarker research. The program involves the application of state of the art technologies to investigate biomarkers for bladder cancer recurrence and progression. This includes: identifying novel biomarkers, study the molecular pathology and understanding clinical phenotypes.

Qualifications:

  1. M.Sc. in Life Sciences
  2. Candidates must have secured JRF funding from CSIR-UGC, DBT and BINC

Candidates with experience in cell culture, molecular biology and/or mass spectrometry are preferred. Selected JRFs will be involved in cell culture, molecular biology experiments, proteomics and cutting edge technologies including NextGen sequencing. Only candidates who can relocate to Bangalore may apply. Interested candidates should e-mail their detailed curriculum vitae to careers at ibioinformatics dot org with subject as "Ph.D. studentship - Cancer Biology". Short listed candidates will be called for an interview. Those without any fellowship please do not apply.

4. Academic/Dissertation projects for M.Sc./M.Tech and B.Tech students

IOB is a premier center for Proteomics and Computation Biology. IOB emphasizes cutting edge research in Databases, Computational Genomics, Proteomics and Comparative Genomics. IOB has developed systems biology resources of international repute including Human Protein Reference Database (published in NAR and Genome Research; cited by over 2000 research articles), Plasma Proteome Database (published in Proteomics), Human Proteinpedia (published in Nature Biotechnology), a resource for human signaling pathways called NetPath (published in Genome Biology), Pancreatic Cancer Biomarker Resource (published in PLos Medicine) and Resource for Asian Primary Immune Diseases (published in NAR). Besides developing resources, scientists at IOB performed a comparative genomic analysis of mouse and human X chromosomes and identified novel protein coding regions on the human X chromosome, which was published in Nature Genetics. Another study, also published in Nature Genetics, involved construction of largest interactome based on the protein-protein interaction data available in various protein databases. 

IOB is offering to extend its expertise in proteomics and development of signaling pathway maps to M.Sc./M.Tech/B.Tech students of various disciplines of Life Sciences in India in the form of Academic/dissertation projects for 4-6 months. Selected students will be trained in i) annotation of signaling pathways leading to individual manuscripts; ii) processing of clinical samples for proteomic analysis, and iii) analysis of mass spectrometry derived data. We will also train each research trainee on the preparation of manuscripts.

A bench fee of Rs.50,000 will have to paid as DD in favor of “INSTITUTE OF BIOINFORMATICS”payable at Bangalore

Interested students should fill an online application form available at http://www.ibioinformatics.org/application.php