Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research university that is accredited 'A' by NAAC and is ranked as one of the best research universities in India. The university is spread across five campuses in three states of India - Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with the University headquarters at Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru campus, is inviting applications for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) under the DBT funded project in the area of Big Data Bioinformatics. The position is for developing data centric approaches to drug repurposing. The candidate must have firm programming experience and a high degree of motivation to conduct research. She/ he will work in a multi-disciplinary area and work on integrating, analysing and building UIs for large data sets from x-omic, compound and other bioinformatics datasets. The candidate will be given an opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the Computer Science department, as she/he parallelly works on cutting edge research to solve problems in life sciences using machine learning/ data analytics.
KEY AREAS: Computer science, Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics
TITLE OF THE PROJECT: Drug repurposing hyper-layer: Scalable multi-paradigm ‘omics-enabled drug repositioning (computational) workbench
PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR/ PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Prashanth Athri, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru campus
ELIGIBILITY: This is a DBT funded project, hence all pre-requisite eligibility criteria as per DST guidelines have to be met. This implies all applicants should have a minimum of Masters' level degree (M.Tech/ M.S., similar) [a.k.a 'Post Graduate Degree in a Professional Course']
DURATION: Three years
Candidates fulfilling the above conditions are invited to apply for the post by sending cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online.
LAST DATE FOR APPLICATION: October 1, 2017 (If we do not find the right candidate in this round, a fresh call will be published later)