Just as biodiversity contributes to healthy ecosystems, a diverse learning environment at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology features a wide range of thought, academic disciplines, cultures, identities, socio-economic backgrounds, and creates a robust community.

The institute seeks faculty and staff with varied perspectives, skills, professional practices, and experiences to enrich the learning and teaching experiences of students, colleagues, and others. The IBAB seeks individuals who value education, diversity, and share in our vision to maintain the high standards for which the institute is known. In addition to our competitive benefits package, which is offered to full-time employees, the institute offers an exciting array of activities and programs that employees may participate in, including library privileges, lectures, seminars, conferences and other special events.

Equal Opportunity Employer

IBAB is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic pregnancy, marital status, military, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Equal employment opportunity is extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including without limitation, recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, leave of absence, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of IBAB and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of IBAB.

Available Job Opportunities

Jobs that help you shape your career, for the good!

Project Assistant (Wet Lab) in NGS Facility, Bio-IT Centre

The Project Assistant will work in the next-generation sequencing (NGS) facility to perform nucleic acid isolations, quality and quantity analyses, NGS library preparations, and maintenance of sequencing related instruments and other related lab equipment. In addition, the candidate is expected to assist in various administrative matters including procurement, maintaining inventory of laboratory consumables etc. The person will have opportunity to get expertise in entire pipeline of NGS. After sufficient training, the person will act as a demonstrator in the workshops conducted by Bio-IT centre.

Essential Qualifications, Experiences, and Skills

  1. MSc. or B. Tech. or equivalent degree in Biotechnology or related life sciences discipline.
  2. Strong aptitude for laboratory work and should be detail-oriented person.
  3. Hands-on experience in basic molecular biology techniques.
  4. Prior experience in working in a research laboratory or industry.
  5. Basic IT skills that include familiarity with Microsoft Office packages.
  6. Ability to carry out basic maintenance of general lab equipments and laboratory resources.
  7. Ability to maintain accurate records of laboratory work.
  8. Willingness to learn, and should be a team player.

Desirable Experience and Skills

  1. Familiarity with NGS technology.
  2. Experience in preparation of NGS libraries.
  3. Familiarity with Sanger sequencing technology (capillary electrophoresis based)


Remuneration will commensurate with expertise and experience.

How to Apply

Interested applicants fulfilling the criteria may send their detailed CV and a cover letter that explains their suitability for this position, in a single PDF, to Dr. Sreekanth Reddy at careers_bioit@ibab.ac.in. Last date for submission of application is 23rd February 2019. Please mention the position applying for in the subject line of the email.

Junior Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

Applications are invited for a Junior Research Fellow in Bioinformatics under a project funded by DBT entitled “Non-transgenic crop improvement of grain amaranth (A. hypochondriacus) determinate growth, enhanced seed yield and oil by establishment of TILLING by sequencing platform

Qualification required

M.Sc in any branch of biological science or equivalent with prior experience in transcriptome / gene expression analysis, SNP discovery, genome annotation, computer programming in R, C and/or python and  strong in genomics concepts

Fellowship amount

As per DBT norms.


The position is open until the end of project. However, the position after the first six months will  be based on performance.

Application Deadline

Application will be accepted till 31st March, 2019

Application Process

Please email applications along with the a resume, prior publication to info@ibab.ac.in with subject line application for JRF position in the project entitled TILLING by Sequencing.

Applications for B4 Young Scientist Program Workshop on BioImaging: Advanced Light Microscopy

The aim of this workshop is to introduce students to advances in contemporary light microscopy through lectures and hands-on training in imaging modalities ranging from basic microscopy to super-resolution imaging.


  1. Open to Indian students currently pursuing any of the following courses in Indian institutions:
    Doctoral & post-doctoral researchers in Life Sciences / Biotechnology / Bioinformatics / Computer Science currently engaged in relevant areas of research
  2. Students currently enrolled in MBBS / M.Pharm / ME / M.Tech programs
  3. Exceptionally talented undergraduate students


The applications will be reviewed by an international panel to select 25 applicants.
Please submit:

  1. One-page CV
  2. One-page Statement of interest justifying your application
  3. Academic transcript(s)
  4. Two letters of recommendation

Direct your questions to
Savitha Gananth, Program Manager

Deadline to Apply
March 24, 2019

Selected participants will be notified by April 30, 2019

PhD positions

Applications are invited from highly motivated students for a PhD position at IBAB, Bengaluru. The successful candidate will work in an industrial research project sponsored by a highly reputed multinational pharma and life sciences company. The candidate will work in the frontier area of developing antibodies for immunotherapy in collaboration with an industrial partner.

Specialised training will be given in the project which involves engineering antibodies and development of cell-based assays. The position will be available for a period of two years initially and extendable by further three years. The selected candidate will receive a fellowship and 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/ or related subjects with at least 60% of marks or 6.50 CGPA from a recognized university.
  2. Excellent hands-on skills in basic molecular biology techniques, protein expression and purification.
  3. Good computer skills including use of Microsoft Office packages and working with online databases.
  4. Good organisational and prioritisation skills, ability to maintain accurate lab records.
  5. Ability to carry out basic maintenance of general lab equipment’s and resources.
  6. Excellent communication skills and team player, willingness to learn and enjoy solving problems.

Desirable Experiences and Skills

  1. Experience in working in a molecular biology laboratory and/or tissue culture facility.
  2. Experience of working in industry.


The student will receive a fellowship of Rs. 31,000/- per month for the first two years and Rs. 35,000/- per month for the next three years following an annual review of the work and satisfactory progress. In addition, house rent allowance and contingency will be paid as per Government of India norms.

How to Apply

Interested applicants may 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 phd_ind@ibab.ac.in. Last date for submission of application is 3rd March, 2019

Research Positions in Synthetic Biology Group

The Synthetic Biology group invites strong applications for Postdoc, PhD and Project Assistant positions for the research projects outlined above. We welcome highly motivated team players in our group who can think out of the box, learn new techniques and enjoy solving problems. Candidates with relevant experience and fellowships will be preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their motivation and a CV showing the skills and expertise as a single pdf file to careers_synbio@ibab.ac.in. Please mention the position applying for in the subject line of the email.


Sanjay Ghosh
Synthetic Biology Group
Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
Biotech Park, Electronic City Phase I Bengaluru – 560100
Email: ghosh_s@ibab.ac.in
Phone: +91 (080) 28528901/902/903 (extn 209)

Project Assistant Position

Applications are invited for the position of Project Assistant in the Bio-IT centre at IBAB, Electronic City, Bengaluru. The selected candidate will work primarily, on the analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data.

In addition, the candidate is expected to assist in conducting hand‘s-on workshops (on NGS data analysis) by IBAB/Bio-IT centre after suitable training.

Essential Qualifications, Experiences, and Skills

  1. Master‘s degree in any discipline with 1-2 years experience analysing Next-Generation Sequencing data
  2. The candidate is expected to have sufficient programming skills in at least one of the scripting languages
  3. Should be a team player with good communication skills


Remuneration will commensurate with expertise and experience.

How to Apply

Interested applicants fulling the eligibility criteria are requested to send their detailed CV and a cover letter that clearly supports their suitability for this position, to careers_bioit@ibab.ac.in.  Last date for submission of application is 31st  January, 2019