Job Category: Research

Senior Research Fellow (SRF) – Plant Genomics & Bioinformatics

Job Category: Research

Position: Senior Research Fellow (SRF)

Number of Openings: 1

Project Duration: 3 Year

Location: Mahindra University, Hyderabad, India

Department: Centre for Life Sciences

Salary: Rs. 42,000/ month + hostel accommodation

Project Funding: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India

About Us:

Mahindra University’s Centre for Life Sciences has major focus in research undertaken by faculty trained in modern technologies such as personalized medicine, genome editing, metabolic engineering, GMOs, molecular diagnostics, nanobiotechnology, bioprocess modelling, biosensors, green products, stem cells & regenerative medicine, biomaterials, biomedical devices, computational biology, clinical informatics, etc.

Position Overview:

The Research Scholar will be involved in developing and implementing genomic approaches and bioinformatics tools/pipelines for capturing trait-specific genes in a nutraceutical plant species. Opportunity will be to collaborate with the ICAR-NBPGR research station and G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Retrieval of whole genome datasets for a nutraceutical food crop (Fagopyrum spp.)
  • Generation and analysis of NGS transcriptomic data sets from different genotypes
  • Mining genomic and transcriptome datasets for genes controlling nutritional traits
  • Integrating genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolic datasets towards building biological networks
  • Undertake GWAS analysis on populations to capture SNPs associated with economically important traits


M.Sc or M.Tech having qualified CSIR-NET/GATE or national level examination by the  DST/DBT/DRDO/ICMR/IIT/IISc/IISER with 2-years post-PG experience

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency in molecular biology and genomics of plants
  • Experience in handling high throughput genomic datasets
  • Hands-on experience in performing basic molecular biology techniques in plant systems

What You Will Gain: As a SRF, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Register in PhD programme at Mahindra University
  • Publish research papers and/or file patents
  • Translational research of industrial importance

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to e-mail their applications, which should include a CV, the names and contact information of 1-2 referees, and a cover letter, to Ms. Nirmala ( via email. Please use the subject line “SRF Application – Centre for Life Sciences”.

For More Information:

For inquiries related to the position and the project, please contact:

Prof. Rajinder S. Chauhan:

For Institute and Application-related Information, please reach out to Mr. Anil Kadali (

Join us in advancing the field of genomics and making a meaningful impact. We eagerly await the addition of passionate and dedicated individuals to our vibrant research team at Mahindra University.

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