PhD Position in Computational Biology

 Bengaluru, Karnataka


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 the 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.

Comment: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Initially work from home will be allowed.

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


M.Sc/M.Tech in Bioinformatics/​Biotechnology/​Genomics/​Medical Genetics/​Computer Science/​IT with good understanding Bioinformatics and Genomics


  1. Programming Experience in Python and R
  2. Experience in PHP or other web technologies and MySQL
  3. Experience working in a Linux environment and be able to do shell scripting
  4. Fair knowledge of statistics
  5. Good understanding of genetics and genomics
  6. Good standing of human diseases
  7. Experience in NGS data analysis

To Apply

Send your CVs to: with Subject: Ph.D. Studentships in Computational Biology”

Computational Genome Biology team is focusing on

  1. Research Area #1: Application of genomics to human diseases
  2. Research Area #2: Genomics of drug-like molecules from fungi
  3. Research Area #3: Evolutionary Genomics
  4. Research Area #4: Biodiversity Genomics
  5. Research Area #5: Viral Genomics starting with SARS-CoV‑2

We are constantly looking for strong candidates to focus on one of these areas.

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