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1. Research Scientist Position at Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore with a 2-Year Training Phase at Mayo Clinic, USA

A Research Scientist position is available at the Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore ( As part of this position, the candidate will be funded to undertake a 2-year training phase in Dr. Akhilesh Pandey’s laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. During this training phase in the USA, the candidate will be paid a competitive salary commensurate with experience (minimum $44,000/year). At the end of training phase, the candidate is expected to take up a Research Scientist (Faculty) position at the Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore and an undertaking regarding the same has to be provided by the candidate at the time of selection.

The Institute of Bioinformatics is a non-profit systems biology research institute carrying out pioneering research in the fields of cancer biology, neurological disorders, infectious diseases and inherited genetic disorders using a number of platforms including genomics, proteomics and computational biology.

Dr. Pandey’s laboratory (currently at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA; combines molecular biology, proteomics and genomics to investigate protein-protein interactions and signalling mechanisms underlying pathogenesis of various human diseases including cancer. The selected candidate will perform highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research working with human cell lines, mouse models, and CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing. Interested candidates should send a single PDF document including a motivation letter, CV and names of three referees to careers [at] ibioinformatics [dot] org.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or a related field
  2. Strong experimental background in molecular biology, cell culture and in vivo cancer models
  3. Strong track record of scientific productivity as evidenced by first authored publications in peer-reviewed journals
  4. Very good communication and interpersonal skills
  5. Knowledge in genomic and proteomic data analysis will be a major asset


The salary for the 2-year training phase in the USA will be commensurate with experience (minimum $44,000/year). Upon return to the Institute of Bioinformatics, the salary will be as per institutional norms in India for a Research Scientist (Faculty position).

Last date for application: May 31, 2018.


2. Ph.D. Fellowships for Physician Scientist Training Program

Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore ( is a non-profit, interdisciplinary research institute. In collaboration with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, the Institute of Bioinformatics has established a Physician Scientist Training Program with the specific mandate of training physicians in the basic biomedical sciences. We are offering Ph.D. positions to physicians with MBBS or advanced medical degrees who are interested in pursuing basic research. This is for full-time research and will generally require 3 years.

This is an exciting opportunity for physicians to obtain excellent training in state-of-the-art techniques in molecular biology and interdisciplinary sciences that will include the use of genomics, proteomics and computational biology platforms to pursue questions to study a broad variety of human diseases with special emphasis on cancer biology, neurological disorders, infectious diseases and inherited genetic disorders.

The Ph.D. thesis work for the selected physicians will be tailored to suit their academic background and research interests and will be carried out at the Institute of Bioinformatics. There are excellent opportunities to interface with clinicians at a number of hospitals and academic medical centers that have ongoing collaborations with the Institute of Bioinformatics including Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology in Bangalore, National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore and Kasturba Medical College in Manipal. The Ph.D. degree for this unique program will be awarded by the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal.

Interested candidates should send one PDF document including a motivation letter, CV, publication list and contact information for at least three referees to careers [at] ibioinformatics [dot] org.

Required Qualifications:

  1. MBBS alone or with specialty training (e.g. DNB, MD degrees)
  2. Strong interest in pursuing basic research
  3. Candidates with prior research experience and publication record will be preferred
  4. Candidate with specialization in pathology, microbiology or biochemistry will be given special consideration
  5. Good communication and interpersonal skills


Candidates will receive Rs. 50,000/month or higher based on their qualifications/experience.

Last date for application: June 30, 2018.


3. Ph.D. Studentships in Computational Biology

Applications are invited from talented and passionate candidates to work on several next generation sequencing (NGS)-based research studies as well as proteomic studies and pursue their Ph.D. in Computational Biology at the Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB) in Bangalore ( The selected candidates will be enrolled for their Ph.D. at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal. The thrust areas of IOB include infectious diseases, neurological disorders, cancer biology and computational biology. The selected candidates will undergo excellent training in next generation sequencing methods as well as Big Data analysis with opportunity to work on data generated from next generation sequencing methods such as whole genome/exome sequencing, transcriptome sequencing and small RNA sequencing. IOB is also internationally known for mass spectrometry-based proteomics, which provides opportunities to work on multi-omics studies such as proteogenomics, metabolomics, pathways and interaction networks.


The applicants MUST HAVE:

  1. M.Sc/M.Tech in Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology
  2. Experience in coding with Python and R
  3. Experience in PHP or other web technologies and MySQL
  4. Experience working in a Linux environment and be able to do shell scripting
  5. Fair knowledge of statistics
  6. Experience in NGS data analysis

Candidates who has secured fellowships from the State/Central Government agencies such as BINC, CSIR-UGC, DBT and DST-INSPIRE will be preferred.

Send your CVs to: careers [at] ibioinformatics [dot] org and write "Ph.D. Studentships in Computational Biology" in the Subject field of your e-mail.

Last date for application: May 31, 2018.