Post Doctoral Fellow

 Chennai, Tamil Nadu


The Initiative for Biological Systems Engineering (IBSE) at IIT Madras is seeking to hire a Post-doctoral fellow 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 genome analysis, annotation, and reference genome development.

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The position would be for 2 years after a 3‑month probationary period.


₹50,000 (consolidated)


Ph.D. in Bioinformatics/​related fields.



  • At least two years of experience working with whole-genome sequencing data analysis.
  • Knowledge in graph algorithms, QTL/GWA.
  • Strong communication, data presentation, and visualization skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong Expertise in biostatistics and machine learning.
  • Candidates must have demonstrated academic excellence.

Shortlisting criteria

  1. Academic pedigree, performance.
  2. Ph.D. research area and list of publications, if any.
  3. Proficiency in programming (high-level languages, preferably Python/​R).
  4. Contribution to open-source projects will be a plus.
  5. Experience in whole-genome sequencing data analysis and statistics.

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To Apply

  • Apply to ibse.​projects@​gmail.​com with the following details: 1. CV describing your academic record with publications list, list of programming languages known, level of proficiency, and certification if any (attach a single PDF or link to Dropbox/​Google Drive/​OneDrive). 2. A research proposal (500−750 words)
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed before 10 December 2020.

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