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Friday, 24 October 2014

PhD Fellowships in Bioinformatics & Bioscience @ QBM,Munich, Germany

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Welcome to the Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM). This newly established School is designed to prepare young life scientists for the emerging era of quantitative, systems-oriented bioscience. It provides an innovative, integrated PhD training program that is international in outlook and brings together a range of diverse disciplines, from biochemistry and medicine to bioinformatics, experimental and theoretical (bio-)physics, and applied mathematics. Both student research projects and classroom teaching are highly interdisciplinary, with a thematic focus on the problem of gene regulation in all its facets. The School is a joint initiative by leading scientists from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich as well as from the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry and the Helmholtz Center Munich.

PhD Program

QBM offers an integrated interdisciplinary PhD program that consists of three main components:

  1. An interdisciplinary research project jointly supervised by two PIs from different fields.
  2. A substantial program of formal course work with a general and an individual component, centered around an interdisciplinary core course that covers key problems in bioscience from multiple perspectives.
  3. Further activities to enhance students’ communication and other transferable skills.
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Key components of the PhD program and course of study

Beyond the formal curriculum, QBM offers its students a multi-facetted mentoring and support structure to help them grow into independent scientists. Aside from their research advisors and lab colleagues, they are able to call upon assistance and advice from their thesis advisory committee. The QBM central staff, in particular the two lecturers (one from an experimental, one from a theoretical discipline) are available to informally advise and coach students as they navigate the complex demands of interdisciplinary research and communication. The administrative staff assists students with all matters relating to relocation and living and working in Germany. QBM students will also have many opportunities to interact with one another, in their courses and through attendance of lecture series, annual retreats and other events.
  • The QBM doctoral program is fully Bologna compatible and leads to a PhD degree. Students submit their written thesis to a thesis evaluation committee, composed of their TAC (thesis advisory committee) and one external reviewer. The PhD defense consists of a public presentation and an examination in closed session with the committee.
  • QBM students receive an attractive compensation package that is competitive with other top graduate schools in the life sciences in Europe. The comprehensive financial support includes a fellowship package totaling 1700 €/month in take-home pay. In addition, the School provides financial support for educational and scientific activities such as conference travel, as well as relocation and child care expenses. The School does not charge tuition or other fees.

Research

The aim of an integrated quantitative analysis of biological systems is to accurately describe the outcome of a multitude of molecular interactions and to forecast system behavior under various internal and external perturbations. To achieve this goal, it is necessary on the one hand to measure the status and behavior of all participating components as precisely as possible, ideally at high resolution, time-resolved, and at genome-scale. This requires new technologies and experimental methods: many types of approaches, such as biochemical or in vivo binding and kinetic assays, have yet to be made sufficiently quantitative or scaled to permit high-throughput testing.
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  • On the other hand, the complex data sets resulting from such experiments need to be evaluated and integrated, posing profound challenges for statistical data analysis, mathematical modeling and theory. Genome-scale experiments (microarrays, deep sequencing, mass spectrometry, high throughput assays, high content microscopy) often produce noisy data, and the dynamic range, error, and limitations of the different methods vary significantly, making comparisons difficult. New inference methods need to be developed for the intelligent analysis of such data sets, to extract information about the underlying biochemical networks.
  • More demanding still is the next step: integrating the data to create predictive quantitative models that realistically capture the underlying biochemical and biological processes; the conceptual and mathematical approaches for this task are only beginning to be developed. To make progress in these areas, established disciplines are no longer able to function autonomously; rather, scientists from diverse fields such as biochemistry/structural biology, molecular and organismal genetics, biophysics and physical chemistry, statistics, bioinformatics, theoretical physics and mathematics have to interact and collaborate.

Requirements

We invite MSc graduates from any relevant discipline (biochemistry, biophysics, (physical) chemistry, theoretical physics, mathematics, statistics, (bio)informatics) and any country who are interested in interdisciplinary research to apply; we particularly encourage the application of women.
  • Please note that you need to have completed your Master's degree by the time you start the QBM program, but not necessarily at the time of application.

Applicants have to submit:

  • academic record (high school, Bachelor and Master’s transcripts)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 2 brief essays – one describing the student’s prior research experience, the other describing the reasons for their interest in the QBM program and research goals
  • an indication of their specific research interests
Highly promising students who do not have a Master’s degree will be offered the option of qualifying by passing an entrance exam.
  • The Application Tool is now open (application window for the class starting in September/October 2015).
  1. Application deadline is January 5, 2015 (12pm CET).
  2. Deadline for references is January 10, 2015 (12pm CET).
  3. Candidates will be notified by January 30, 2015.
  4. The Interview week in Munich is scheduled for February 23-27, 2015.

How to apply:

Requirements

For detailed information about our application requirements see:http://www.qbm.lmu.de/requirements/
Please note that you need to have completed a Master's degree or equivalent in a relevant field prior to starting the PhD program.  In exceptional circumstances, highly promising students with a Bachelor’s degree can qualify by passing an entrance exam; please contact us directly by email.

Registration

  • In order to apply for the program, you need to register first. You will have to enter your name and choose a username and password. You will then immediately receive a confirmation email with an activation link that will give you access to our online application tool.

PhD research

  • In your application, please select up to four research groups you are interested in. You can find details about research areas and participating research groups on our webpage: http://www.qbm.lmu.de/research/

Letters of recommendation

To process your application, we need at least two letters of recommendation from scientists familiar with you and your work (e.g. Master or Bachelor advisor) . A third letter of recommendation is optional. You will be asked to provide email addresses of your referees, they will then be invited to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. You can monitor receipt of the letter within the online application tool; it is your responsibility to make sure that the referees submit their letters by the application deadline.

Please take note of the following rules:

  • You have to apply using our online application tool; applications submitted by mail or email will not be considered
  • You have to submit your application in English
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Please remember to formally submit your application by clicking the “Submit” button once your application is complete. Applications that are not submitted will not be considered
  • We do not charge application fees
  • The maximum file size per uploaded document is limited to 5 MB
Applications will be independently reviewed by multiple QBM members. The most promising candidates will be selected for personal interviews in Munich, based on academic qualification, research experience, motivation, scientific background and the letters of recommendation .

Selection Procedure

Based on their written application, selected candidates will be invited for a one week visit to Munich to explore the mutual interest. The week consists of brief scientific presentations by the PIs of QBM, 4 interviews of each candidate with PIs whose research they expressed interest in, subsequent visits to the labs and further discussion of potential projects with PI and appropriate co-PI. At the end of the week, both candidates and PIs have to declare their prioritized interests; candidates who have met our criteria and are matched with an interdisciplinary PI/co-PI pair will be invited to join the program. We expect to admit 25 students per year on average.
Travel expenses and accommodation for the interview week will be covered by QBM.

Contact

  • For further information or questions do not hesitate to contact us!

Professor Dr. Ulrike Gaul (speaker of QBM)
Alexander von Humboldt-Professor
Gene Center of the LMU
Department of Biochemistry
Feodor-Lynen-Strasse 25
81377 Munich
Germany
phone: +49.(0)89.2180.76878
fax: +49.(0)89.2180.76704
gaul@genzentrum.lmu.de
Professor Dr. Erwin Frey (co-speaker of QBM)
Faculty of Physics
Theresienstr. 37
80333 Munich
Germany
phone: +49.(0)89.2180.4538
fax: +49.(0)89.2180.4154
erwin.frey@physik.lmu.de
Dr. Michael Mende (Administrative Coordinator)
Gene Center of the LMU
Department of Biochemistry
Feodor-Lynen-Strasse 25
81377 Munich
Germany
phone: +49.(0)89.2180.76841
fax: +49.(0)89.2180.76799
mende-qbm@genzentrum.lmu.de

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Bioinformatics Jobs @ NEHU,Shillong,India

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North-Eastern Hill University was set up by an Act of Parliament and notified on 19th July 1973.
The objectives of the University, as laid down in the act, are "to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit; to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of the hill areas of the North-eastern region, and in particular, the intellectual, academic and cultural advancement".

#1:JRF(3 nos.) & Project Assistant (1)

Applications with complete bio-data from candidates possessing the required qualifications are invited for the posts of Junior Research Fellow (3) and Project Assistant (1) in DBT, GOI-funded research project “Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)- based de novo assembly of expressed transcripts and genome information of Orchids in North-East India” in DBT’s Twinning programme for NE, sanctioned for a period of 3 years.

(i) Posts: JRF (3 nos.)

  • @ Rs. 16,000/- plus 10% HRA p.m. for the 1st and 2nd year and SRF @ Rs.18,000/- plus 10% HRA for the 3rd year - applicable only if JRF/SRF is NET/GATE/BET/BINC qualified, otherwise it shall be @ Rs. 12,000 + 10% HRA p.m. for the 1st two years and Rs.14,000 plus 10% HRA for the 3rd year for SRF.
  • Qualifications: M.Tech/M.Sc in Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics.
  • Desirable: Aptitude for Bioinformatics and Computer Programming/ Next generation sequencing data analysis

(ii) Project Assistant (1) @ Rs. 8,000/- p.m.

  • Qualifications: The candidate must be a graduate in science.
  • Desirable: Experience of working in a Life Science/Plant Biotechnology lab. and familiarity with computers and field work viz. collection of samples.
The applications through email bicnehu@gmail.com or post must reach the undersigned within 15 days from the date of publication of this advertisement. The advertised posts are purely temporary for the duration of the project and subject to availability of the funds from DBT. The appointment does not confer any entitlement or right over the posts for absorption in the University service.

#2:Senior Research Fellow

Advertisement for the post of a Senior Research Fellow in a DST-SERB funded Research Project Applications are invited for the post of One Senior Research Fellow to be appointed in a DST-funded major research project entitled “Biochemical and functional properties of Synechocystis Glutathione S-transferase(s)” sanctioned to Dr. Timir Tripathi, Molecular and Structural Biophysics Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, NEHU, Shillong.
  • Stipend: Rs. 18,000/- + 20% HRA per month.
  • Essential Qualifications: M.Sc. or equivalent with a good academic record and 2 years research experience is a prerequisite. Student should have atleast 2 publications in journals of national/international repute.
  • Strong experience in bioinformatics/computational biology is essential.
Interested students can email their detailed bio-data including mobile number and recent photograph to msb.biochem@gmail.com, latest by 03.11.14. The hard copy of the application is not required at this stage. The date of interview will be informed after primary scrutiny of the applications. No TA/DA will be paid if called for interview.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

JRF in Bioinformatics @ IIT,Delhi

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Candidates of Indian nationality are invited to appear for the Walk-in test / interview for project appointments under the following project. Appointment shall be on contractual basis on consolidated pay renewable yearly or upto the duration of the project, whichever is earlier.
Title of the Project
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) – Based De Novo Assembly of Expressed Transcripts and Genome Information in North-East India (RP02943)
Funding Agency
Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
Name of the Project
Investigator
Prof. D. Sundar
Deptt/.Centre
Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology
Duration of the Project
Upto:06.08.2017
Post (s) Consolidated Pay-slab Qualifications
Jr. Research Fellow Rs.16,000/- p.m. plus HRA @ 30%
          Or
Rs.12,000/- p.m. plus HRA @ 30% (without NET/GATE qualified candidates)
Essential: Candidates having first class B. Tech. /
M.Sc. Degree or equivalent in Bioinformatics / Biotechnology / Life Sciences / Molecular Biology      or any other related field with NET/GATE qualification.
Desirable: Candidates having computer skills
(Linux, Perl, Java, MySQL) and / or experience in advanced Molecular Biology, next generation sequencing data analysis, MD Simulations will be preferred.
Walk In Test / Date of Interview      Time of Interview             Venue
11/11/2014 03.00 p.m.
Committee Room No. 230, Block-I, Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016.
Ph: 011-26591061
The candidates who fulfill the above qualifications/experience should appear for the interview. Kindly bring your formal application on Form No. IRD/REC-4, which can be downloaded from IRD Website (http://ird.iitd.ac.in/rec) through proper channel along with complete information regarding educational qualifications indicating percentage of marks of each examination passed, details of work experience and a recent passport size photograph, along with original certificates (both academic & professional) for verification on the date of interview. No candidate, who is already employed at the Institute / IRD shall be interviewed unless his/her application has been duly forwarded by their concerned establishment/sections. 5% relaxation of marks may be granted to the SC/ST Candidates. In case of selection of a retired/superannuated government employee, his/her salary will be fixed as per prevailing IRD norms.
  • In case any clarification is required on eligibility regarding the above post, the candidate may contact Prof. D. Sundar at his e-mail id: sundar@dbeb.iitd.ac.in

Application Form for Selection under IRD Sponsored Projects/Consultancies


Jr. Research Fellow @ INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DELHI


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Monday, 20 October 2014

Australian Laureate Fellowship PhD Scholarships

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Professor Ian Paulsen, Professor of Genomics and Deputy Director of the Macquarie Biomolecular Frontiers Centre has been awarded a prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowship. Paulsen will receive $2.7 million in new funding to boost his research into bacteria and its effect on the marine food web.
“When people think of bacteria, they usually just think of them as germs that cause disease,” says Paulsen. “But bacteria actually play crucial roles in all sorts of systems – they were responsible for the original oxygenation of earth’s atmosphere and without bacteria there would be no life on the planet.”
Paulsen’s research has focused on understanding microbial physiology and evolution, in particular in utilising ‘big picture’ or global approaches such as genome sequencing, metagenomics and systems biology. This new project “Building virtual cyanobacteria: moving beyond the genomics era” will continue his investigation.

Macquarie University - Australia's number 1 modern university

Australian Laureate Fellowship PhD Scholarships

We are looking for motivated candidates with excellent academic records to join our ARC Laureate Award funded research team. Our group is located in a state-of-the-art research facility which is part of the Biomolecular Frontiers Research Centre within Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Our dynamic research team has a wide range of expertise in microbiology, molecular biology, oceanography, bioinformatics, systems and synthetic biology. We currently have a number of scholarships (both Masters and PhD) that span the following research areas:

#1. Ecogenomics, evolution and interactions in natural environments


  • This research project will involve fieldwork at coastal sites and on Australia’s new research vessel RV Investigator, working in blue water from the tropics to the Antarctic ice-edge. Techniques include single cell genomics and Stable-Isotope-Probing to unravel interactions and trace the flow of cyanobacteria-derived compounds and energy through the ecosystem.

#2. How marine cyanobacterial adapt to environmental change


  • Many variable factors, biotic (microbial competition, infection, predation) and abiotic (seawater chemistry and physical parameters), influence the distribution and survival of marine cyanobacteria. A range of interdisciplinary projects will use a combination of "omics" tools (e.g. comparative genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics) to study the molecular responses of these microbes to relevant environmental factors.

#3. Building virtual cyanobacteria


  • Developing computational models at both a single cell and ecosystem level. This project will create and model metabolic processes, and generate working virtual cell/ecosystem units supported by experimental data. This research will deliver the first model of marine phototrophic organism and address fundamental questions such as ‘what defines the minimal set of genes required for a free living photosynthetic organism?’

#4. Cyanobacterial transporter characterisation


  • Membrane transporters have a central role in determining the success of an individual in any given environment; essential for nutrient import, waste export and maintenance of osmolarity. This project will have an informatic focus, involving developing tools for handling large datasets, algorithms for transporter characterisation and visualisation. Transporter characterisation is a long-term interest and strength of the Paulsen group and this project will integrate closely with the cyanobacterial modelling work.

#5. Synthetic Biology, building a molecular tool kit

  • Novel gene circuits that respond to signals in a predictable way can be built experimentally by modelling metabolic and regulatory networks in silico. This project will identify and optimise vital molecular pathways within cyanobacteria and develop genetic tools to undertake high-throughput mutant screens, validate models and enable us to optimise cyanobacteria for bioengineering.

Application process:

Interested individuals are invited to discuss these projects with Laureate Fellow Professor Paulsen (ian.paulsen@mq.edu.au). Initial expression of interest should contain a CV and short statement of your research interests. There is potential for additional projects which connect to the overall research focus of the group to be considered and developed together with prospective candidates.

Contact Details

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Professor Ian Paulsen 
Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2109
Email: ian.paulsen@mq.edu.au
Phone: 61 2 9850 8152
Fax: 61 2 9850 8313





Why choose Macquarie

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Internships for Bioinformatics & computational biology students

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Each node will host student interns interested in pursuing a research career in mathematical or computational biology at institutions located in its region.
Eligibility: Bachelors (3rd or 4th year) and Masters students
Average duration: 3 months (could be more in certain cases). These internships can be availed at any time during 2015 subject to consent from the faculty mentor.
Fellowship amount: Rs. 10,000 per month. In addition, outstation interns can receive up to Rs. 5000 per month for accommodation and Rs. 3000 for travel (by II A/c train) from and to their home place.

Contact Information:

National Network for Mathematical and Computational Biology
Department of Mathematics
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012
Tel: 080-2360 5390
Email: nnmcb@math.iisc.ernet.in

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is eligible to apply for this programme?
  • Bachelors (3rd or 4th year) and Masters students in science and engineering. They should be currently enrolled as a student.
Where and when exactly will the internship be conducted?
  • Anytime in 2015, depending on the mutual convenience of the host scientist and you.
Which is the host institute?
  • The institute the person you want to work with is associated.
What type of projects will be held?
  • A research or study project, decided by the host scientist who you intern with, based on your background and the kind of work she/he is engaged in.
Who will be training the interns?
  • The host scientist and her/his group.
What is the duration of the programme?
  • At most 3 months
Is there any fees to apply for this programme?
  • No
Can commerce graduates also apply?
  • No

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LIST OF MENTORS FOR THE YEAR 2015

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Announcing the Bioinformatics SIB Awards 2015

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The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is happy to announce the SIB Awards 2015. These awards consist of three categories:

Key dates:

  • Call for entries: 15 October 2014
  • Closing date for entries: 31 January 2015
  • Awards presentation: 8-10 June 2015 at the [BC]2 Conference in Basel

#1:SIB International Young Bioinformatician Award 2015

This award recognizes the excellent and promising young career of a scientist, or a project he/she has carried out, or a paper he/she has published in the field of bioinformatics or computational biology.
General Conditions

1. Terms and Conditions

  • The award is open worldwide to a young researcher (graduate student or having finished his/her PhD within the last six years preceding the closing date for applications set out in article 7), who has carried out outstanding research centred on bioinformatics or computational biology (hereinafter “the Candidate”).

2. Application requirements

Applications may be submitted by:
  • Any professor working in the field of bioinformatics or computational biology;
  • The Candidate;
(hereinafter “the Applicant”).
Applications must include the following mandatory components:
  • Documentation supporting the application (accepted publication, or two to five page summary of the project/career);
  • For applications submitted by the candidate: a letter of support of the project/PhD supervisor, Head of Department or equivalent;
  • A CV including list of publications.
Applications can include the following optional component:
  • PhD or Master thesis.

All application materials must be submitted in English. Documents must be submitted in PDF format only and the maximum size of the files is 2MB.

3. Selection Criteria

  • The jury will base its selection criteria solely on the scientific excellence of the Candidate.

4. Exclusion Criteria

  • SIB will exclude applications that contradict the present General Conditions.

5. Jury

  • An international jury of high-ranked experts will review the applications and designate the award laureate (hereinafter “the Laureate”). The jury is autonomous and can decide not to attribute the Award. The jury’s decisions are final and without appeal.

6. Award

  • The Laureate will be announced during the 12th [BC]2 Conference in Basel, Switzerland, on 8-10 June 2015 (hereinafter “the [BC]2 Conference”) and is therefore expected to attend the [BC]2 Conference.
  • The Award carries a cash prize of CHF 10,000, an award certificate, and travel expenses for the Laureate to attend the [BC]2 Conference. The usage of the prize money is unconditional.
  • The Laureate will be invited to give a plenary talk during the [BC]2 Conference.

7. Timeline and Closing Date for Applications

  • Call for entries: 15 October 2014
  • Closing date for entries: 31 January 2015
  • Awards presentation: 8-10 June 2015

8. Address

Applications have to be submitted online via the application-tool of the SIB website (http://www.isb-sib.ch/index.php?option=com_chronocontact&chronoformname=sib_award_2015_iyb).

9. Data Protection

  • The Applicant accepts that his/her personal data may be retained by SIB and may be used for SIB’s own communication or organizational purposes.

10. Governing Law

  • These General Conditions shall be interpreted in accordance with and governed by Swiss law.
The submission form for the SIB International Young Bioinformatician Award 2015 is available here

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#2:SIB International Bioinformatics Resource Award 2015

This award recognizes a bioinformatics resource (database, infrastructure, code-base, analysis framework, visualization tool, etc.) that is breaking new ground conceptually and/or technically.

General Conditions

1. Terms and Conditions

This Award recognizes a bioinformatics resource (database, infrastructure, code-base, analysis framework, visualization tool, etc.) that is breaking new ground conceptually and/or technically (hereinafter “the Resource”).
The Award is open worldwide to any new bioinformatics resource or any very major new release of a resource
  • that is available online and
  • that has been formally published for the first time within five years preceding the closing date for applications set out in article 7.

2. Application requirements

Applications may be submitted by:
  • any professor (user of the resource) or
  • the Principal Investigator of the resource or
  • a team member of the resource
(hereinafter “the Applicant”). 
Applications must include the following mandatory components:
  • publication on the resource;
  • two to five-page summary describing the resource and its scientific impact, and containing a short, forward-looking statement on how the resource can be maintained over the coming years;
  • the name and contact details of the Principal Investigator of the resource.

All application materials must be submitted in English. Documents must be submitted in PDF format only and the maximum size is 2MB.

3. Selection Criteria


  • The resource should have an important impact on the life science community, or show the clear potential to have such an impact.

4. Exclusion Criteria


  • SIB will exclude applications that contradict the present General Conditions.

5. Jury

  • An international jury of high-ranked experts will review the applications and designate the winning resource (hereinafter “the Laureate”). The jury is autonomous and can decide not to attribute the award. The jury’s decisions are final and without appeal.

6. Award

  • The Laureate will be announced during the 12th [BC]2 Conference in Basel, Switzerland, on 8-10 June 2015 (hereinafter “the [BC]2 Conference”). The Principal Investigator of the resource or one team member designated by the Principal Investigator (hereinafter “the Team Member”) is therefore expected to attend the [BC]2 Conference.
  • The award carries a cash prize of CHF 10,000, an award certificate and travel expenses for the Team Member to attend the [BC]2 Conference. The cash prize is given to the Principal Investigator but is meant to support the entire team behind the bioinformatics resource; it should be used for the benefit and further development of the resource.
  • The Team Member of the resource will be invited to present the resource and its scientific background during the conference.

7. Timeline and Closing Date for Applications

  • Call for entries: 15 October 2014
  • Closing date for entries: 31 January 2015
  • Awards presentation: 8-10 June 2015

8. Address

Applications have to be submitted online via the application-tool of the SIB website (http://www.isb-sib.ch/index.php?option=com_chronocontact&chronoformname=sib_award_2015_ibr).

9. Data Protection

  • The Applicant accepts that his/her personal data may be retained by SIB and may be used for SIB’s own communication or organizational purposes.

10. Governing Law

  • These General Conditions shall be interpreted in accordance with and governed by Swiss law.

The submission form for the SIB International Bioinformatics Resource Award 2015 is available here

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#3:SIB Best Swiss Bioinformatics Graduate Paper 2015

This award recognizes a paper in the field of bioinformatics or computational biology published by a scientist currently carrying out a PhD or having obtained his/her PhD degree recently.Read more

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Bioinformatics Jobs @ National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases

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The Biomedical Informatics Centre (BMIC) at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata was established in July, 2006. This is the one of the nine centers created by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Govt. of India.
To ensure balanced and integrated development of information dissemination, application development and R&D in biomedical informatics, this centre will facilitate the development of an interdisciplinary approach through independent and collaborative research activities.We will organize training courses, workshops and seminars in biomedical informatics to encourage and motivate scientific and research community.
  • The following post is to be filled up on purely temporary basis under the project entitled "Second phase of Task Force Biomedical Informatics Center of ICMR" under Dr. Santasabuj Das, Scientist 'D' of this Institute:-
Sl. No. Name of the Post No. of Vacancy Qualification and Experiences Consolidated Salary Age
01. Scientist II 01 Essential: Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences from a recognized university along with a minimum of 2 years of research experience in Bioinformatics as evidenced by publications in the peer reviewed journals.
OR
Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics from a recognized university.
OR
M.Sc. in Bioinformatics from a recognized university along with a minimum of 3 years of research experience in Bioinformatics as evidenced by publications in the peer reviewed journals.
Desirable:
  1. Thorough Knowledge about In silico genome analysis and comparative genomics.
  2. Experience with in silico identification of novel virulence factors of pathogens, host-pathogen interactions and Systems Biology.
  3. Additional Postdoctoral research experience in relevant subjects from a recognized institutions.
Rs. 47,880/- p.m.
plus 30% HRA
Below 40 years
Applications along with Bio-Data containing detail work experience and full list of publications may be sent via email to santasabujdas@yahoo.com  latest by October 27, 2014. Short-listed candidates will be called via email for an interview to be held at the institute in the second week of November, 2014.
(Subodh Karmakar)
Administrative Officer
for Director-In-Charge

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Simons-Berkeley Fellowship in Bioinformtics @ the Safra Center for Bioinformatics

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The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing is an exciting new venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science and related fields. The Institute is housed in Calvin Lab, a dedicated building on the UC Berkeley campus, and provides a vibrant and welcoming environment for visiting researchers. In each academic semester the activities of the Institute are largely focused on specific research programs, each of which attracts around fifty long-term participants ranging from senior scientists to graduate students. The Institute, created in 2012 through a ten-year grant from the Simons Foundation, opened its doors in Fall 2013 and has hosted four research programs in each of its first two years of operation.

That's Berkeley

In its third year, 2015-16, the Institute will host four further research programs on the following topics: in Fall 2015, "Fine-Grained Complexity and Algorithm Design" and "Economics and Computation," and in Spring 2016, "Algorithmic Challenges in Genomics" and "Counting Complexity and Phase Transitions."  Descriptions of these programs and other information about the Institute can be found at simons.berkeley.edu. The Institute invites applications for Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowships for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowships are intended for exceptional young scientists (within at most six years of the award of their PhD at the start of academic year 2015-16).
  • Applicants who already hold junior faculty or postdoctoral positions are welcome to apply. In particular, applicants who hold, or expect to hold, postdoctoral appointments at other institutions are encouraged to apply to spend one semester as a Simons-Berkeley Fellow subject to the approval of the postdoctoral institution. The Institute expects to award about 30 Fellowships in 2015-16; the majority of these are for one semester, but several appointments for a full academic year are expected to be made. In each semester of residence each Fellow will normally participate in at least one of the ongoing programs at the Institute.
  • In addition, the Institute co-hosts joint fellowships in which a fellow spends a period (typically one semester) as a Simons-Berkeley Fellow and is also appointed to a postdoctoral position at a partner institution. Partner institutions include:
Applicants interested in such a joint fellowship should apply to the partner institution directly at the indicated link. Salaries and benefits are competitive and assistance with visas and housing will be provided.

The Institute particularly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Application Instructions

Each applicant for Fall 2015 or Spring 2016, or both, should prepare the following documents in a single PDF file:
  • Cover letter, briefly describing your interest in the Institute and its programs
  • Curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications
  • Research statement
In addition, applicants must submit the names and email addresses of three recommenders.
All of this information should be submitted via the application form, available at: simons.berkeley.edu/fellowship-application-form. When you submit this form, each recommender will receive an automatically generated request for a letter on your behalf. Applicants may wish to check with their recommenders before the deadline that they have submitted their letters.
  • The deadline for receipt of complete application materials (except letters) is December 15, 2014.
  • The deadline for receipt of recommendation letters is December 31, 2014.

Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowship Application Form 2015/2016

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Accommodation for Simons Institute Visitors

The city of Berkeley and neighboring communities offer a variety of attractive hotel options as well as furnished short-term and long-term housing opportunities. Long-term visitors are advised to make arrangements for their accommodation as early as possible. The Institute provides assistance in securing rental accommodation for long-term participants.

Berkeley hotels and Bed and Breakfasts for short-term visitors (sorted by distance to Calvin Lab)

Berkeley furnished rentals for long-term visitors

  • We have compiled a list of tips for your Berkeley housing search here.
  • You can find a description of Berkeley neighborhoods here.
  • Rental prices per month can range as follows:
    • Private room in a shared apartment or house ($1,000 - $1,500)
    • Studio apartment ($1,200 - $2,000)
    • 1-BR apartment or house ($1,500 - $4,000)
    • 2-BR apartment or house ($2,250 - $5,000)
    • 3-BR apartment or house ($4,000+)
  • Please note that the price ranges above represent approximate costs for furnished rentals in good neighborhoods.

You may use the following resources to find accommodation

Other useful resources

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