IBSE Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2019 by IIT Madras


A scholarship worth INR Monthly emoluments of INR 45,000 and other benefits

What is IBSE Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2019?

The Initiative for Biological Systems Engineering (IBSE) at IIT Madras invites applications for IBSE Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2019. The fellowships are for exceptional doctorates who are interested in pursuing 1-2 year research to initiate long-term research goals at the interface of biology and engineering. The recipients of the fellowships can avail monthly emoluments of INR 45,000 along with other benefits.


Who is offering this scholarship ?

The fellowships are being offered by the Initiative for Biological Systems Engineering (IBSE) at IIT Madras. 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.


Who can apply for this scholarship ?

To be eligible for these post-doctoral fellowships, the applicants must-

  • Have completed their PhD within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate academic excellence


What are the benefits ?

The fellowship recipients will receive the following benefits-

  • Monthly emoluments of INR 45,000 (plus HRA)
  • Opportunity to working in a highly interdisciplinary environment, with eminent faculty in Systems Biology and Data Science
  • 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


How can you apply ?

Follow the below steps to apply-

Step 1: Visit the notification page and read instructions before applying.

Step 2: Send the applications through mail to ibse.projects@gmail.com along with the required documents.


What are the documents required for the IBSE Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2019?

The applications should be sent along with the following documents-

  • Latest CV describing the candidate's 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 the candidate is interested in


What are the selection criteria ?

After the submission of the applications, the candidates will be shortlisted based on the following 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

Note: The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed the following month.


Terms and Conditions

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


Contact details

Karthik Raman (kraman@iitm·ac·in) or Himanshu Sinha (sinha@iitm·ac·in)

5th Floor, Block-II, Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Chennai - 600 036, India

Phone: +91-44-2257-8987

Email: ibse.projects@gmail.com



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Up to INR Monthly emoluments of INR 45,000 and other benefits





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