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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']

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. BTech degree in Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics preferred, or Computer Science (other disciplines with above-average programming skills)
  2. Undergradute/ Post Graduate degree in bioinformatics, biotechnology or cheminformatics, will be given strong preference.
  3. Proficiency in at least one language like Java, C++ or Python and RDBMS (MySQL,..) is required
  4. Experience in R, UI development, HADOOP stack will be considered a plus
  5. Co-authors of peer reviewed journal articles (with IF >2.0) are preferred
     

SALARY

  • 1st & 2nd year: 3.9 lakh/year [renewal based on annual appraisals]
  • 3rd year: Will be considered for SRF position at a salary of 4.36 lakh/ year [subject to annual performance review]
     

DURATION: Three years

Candidates fulfilling the above conditions are invited to apply for the post by sending cover letter and resume to a_prashanth@blr.amrita.edu 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)

Contact Details: 

Dr. Prashanth Athri,
Associate Professor,
Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering,
Amrita School of Engineering - Bengaluru
Amrita University (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham)
Email: a_prashanth@blr.amrita.edu

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