Data Analyst

 Chennai, Tamil Nadu


The Initiative for Biological Systems Engineering (IBSE) at IIT Madras is seeking to hire a Data Analyst to join the Genome India Project. Genome India project is multi-institutional project started in India funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. 

The project aims at performing whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of at least 10,000 individuals representing the Indian population in order to create a detailed catalog of genetic variations. We are a data science partner in this project. Our objective is to apply Machine Learning and AI for analysis, annotation, and reference genome development.

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2 years after a 3‑month probationary period.


Monthly emoluments starting at ₹30,000 (consolidated).


● Candidates must have completed their Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics/​related fields.
● Candidates must have demonstrated academic excellence throughout their undergraduate.

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  • Experience in biostatistics and machine learning.
  • Strong communication, data presentation, and visualization skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • At least one year of experience working with whole-genome sequencing data analysis Shortlisting Criteria.
  • Academic pedigree, performance in Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience with data generated by whole-genome sequencing, statistical principles, and machine learning.
  • Proficiency in programming (high-level languages, preferably Python/​R).
  • Contribution to open-source projects will be a plus.

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To Apply

  • Apply to ibse.​projects@​gmail.​com with the following details: 1. Latest CV describing your academic record, list of programming language known, level of proficiency, and certification if any (attach a single PDF or link to Dropbox/​Google Drive/​OneDrive). 2. Cover letter.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed before 10 December 2020.

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