## IBSE Post-doctoral Fellowships IBSE offers post-doctoral fellowships to exceptional doctorates, who are desirous of pursuing a 1-2 year research to initiate long-term research goals at the interface of biology and engineering at IBSE, IIT Madras.


  • Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within the last two years
  • Candidates must have demonstrated academic excellence

Shortlisting criteria

  • Academic pedigree, performance
  • PhD research area and list of publications, if any
  • Proficiency in programming (high-level languages, preferably Python/R/MATLAB)
  • Contribution to open-source projects will be a plus


  • Work in a highly interdisciplinary environment, with eminent faculty in Systems Biology and Data Science
  • Monthly emoluments of ₹45,000 (plus HRA)
  • Access to state-of-the-art high-performance CPU/GPU computing infrastructure
  • Funds to attend a national conference every year
  • Regular colloquia by international experts and workshops

Areas of Research

  • Application of systems genetics approaches in India specific clinical datasets
  • Network and community detection in multi-omic data
  • Metabolic modelling for diseases
  • Application of Machine Learning algorithms in clinical data
  • Process analytics and systems theory for metabolic modelling and optimisation
  • Application of NLP in biological data analysis


  • Apply to with following details:
    • Latest 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)
    • A research proposal (500-750 words) listing preferred research areas
    • IBSE Faculty Mentors ( you are interested in
  • Deadline for application: 30 June 2019
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed the following month

About IBSE

IBSE is an interdisciplinary group dedicated to pioneering innovative approaches and algorithms that integrate multi-dimensional data across scales, to understand, predict and manipulate complex biological systems. IBSE comprises faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students from many departments across IIT Madras. IBSE is also an integral part of Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBCDSAI).

The interdisciplinary research at IBSE spans four main domains – Machine Learning, Network Biology, Metabolic Modelling, and Systems Theory with active partnerships with following:

  • Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI, Faridabad)
  • ICMR-National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT, Chennai)
  • National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS, Bangalore)
  • inStem Center for Chemical Biology and Therapeutics (inStem CCBT, Bangalore)
  • National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG, Kolkata)
  • Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
  • University of Sydney (through Innovations in Biomedical Engineering and Medicine Research Alliance)
  • University of Heidelberg (through Big Data Cotutelle programme)

IBSE organises symposia, colloquia, and workshops to bring together leading global scientists in the fields of systems or computational biology or genomics/large data analysis. Last year, IBSE organised its first international symposium titled “From Genotype to Phenotype: Computational Approaches to Understand Biological Systems”. Over the last two years, IBSE Colloquia has been given by Victor de Lorenzo (Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, Spain), Anurag Agrawal (CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, India), Michael Knop (Zentrum für Molekulare Biologie der Universität Heidelberg Heidelberg, Germany), and John Tsang (Systems Genomics and Bioinformatics Unit, Laboratory of Immune System Biology).