Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology seeking for Project Assistant

Applications are invited for the position(s) of Project Assistant / Junior Research Fellow in the Molecular Parasitology lab at IBAB, Bengaluru. The successful candidate(s) will work on diverse projects that involved the identification of novel modes of gene regulation in the lethal malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, developing forward genetic screens in P. falciparum using CRISPR/Cas technologies, and anti-malarial drug discovery. All of these projects use a combination of molecular biology, biochemical, cell biological, NGS and bioinformatics techniques.

The position(s) will be offered initially for 6 months and extended based on performance and satisfactory progress until project funding is available. Meritorious candidates may be considered for a PhD position.

Essential Qualifications 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 65% of marks or 7 CGPA from a recognized university.

2. Prior experience of working in a research laboratory or industry (min. 6 months).

3. Basic IT skills that include familiarity with Microsoft Office packages and statistical data analyses; experience with programming and NGS analysis will be an added plus.

4. Added plus: hands-on experience in basic molecular biology techniques, maintenance of cell lines and transfection procedures, microscopy, spectrophotometry, protein purification and/or analytical methods such as HPLC.

Remuneration :– As per IBAB norms.

Application deadline :– 31st January, 2022

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are advised to visit the lab webpage ( and familiarise themselves with the ongoing research in the lab. Then, they should send a cover letter outlining their motivation and a CV that clearly demonstrates relevant practical expertise and skills as a single pdf file to, addressed to Dr. Shruthi Vembar.

The subject line of the email must include “Application for the post of PA/JRF”. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

The selected candidate(s) can avail on-campus accommodation.

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