A Ph.D. position (University Fellow) is available at the Yenepoya Research Center (YRC) in the Translational Neuroscience laboratory headed by Dr. Arnab Datta. The Datta lab combines various preclinical models (such as OGD and MCAO models) and comparable clinical samples to discover potential therapeutic targets and biomarkers for neurological disorders using a systems biological approach. Stroke is the most debilitating among all neurological disorders and the predominant cause of adult morbidity with limited treatment options. They seek to understand how perturbations in protein expression, protein secretion, and post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation mediate neurovascular dysfunction in brain injury and repair. In the pursuit, they use a combination of biochemical, flow cytometric, proteomics, bioinformatics, and molecular biological tools. It is expected that as a member of this lab, one will have an opportunity to be exposed to all these areas. They value a vibrant and collaborative environment where lab members share ideas, reagents, and expertise and desire to work on understanding the pathophysiology of ischemic stroke.
The current project is related to the development of a web application to assist validation of biomarkers for stroke and related neurological disorders using a Bayes approach.
M.Sc/M.Tech. in bioinformatics/data science/life science/pharmacy
Qualification in GPAT/CSIR-NET/DBT-JRF/ICMR-JRF/UGC-JRF/GATE
Experience in proteomics data analysis, data Science, informatics related projects will be an added advantage.
Having publications in peer-reviewed journals will be an added advantage. Other requirements include the ability to work independently following training, strong verbal and written communication skills in English, strong motivation, and most importantly a high level of creativity and enthusiasm for science.
Interested applicants should send a CV, names of 2 references, and a brief summary (max. 1 page, font: 11, Arial) of their future career goals to Dr. Arnab Datta: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “JRF application” in the subject header.