Computational Biologist Job Opening @ LifeBytes, Bangalore

Computational Biologist @ LifeBytes 

LifeBytes India PvtLtd 
Bioinformatics service provider 
Bangalore, KARNATAKA 


The LifeBytes Consulting is seeking a highly motivated Computational Biologist with diverse skill base to join our R&D team in Omic data analysis. LifeBytes provides wide range of bioinformatics services including nextgeneration sequencing (NGS), bioinformatics tools, database development and omic data integration. 

We are looking for a PhD level candidates to join our team to work on exciting research projects. 

In the new role you will: 

 Develop and implement methodologies and tools as needed, keeping abreast of industry trends and new technologies, and recommending potential solutions based on the latest technical developments. 
 Lead projects as the principal bioinformatician to ensure they are managed in a timely and efficient manner, appropriately documented, and provide follow up support services after initial project completion. 
 Provide analysis support for research in NGS data (e.g. genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, metagenomic) analysis and further interpret the results with high-end statistical or integrative approaches. 
 Analyze, interpret, evaluate, and discuss the results of studies with clients as part of the planning process for subsequent studies. 
 Communicate with clients and help them strategically plan the project initially. 
 Author documentation of samples, data and project details and also user guides, documentation of scripts/pipelines developed for the same. 
 Provide automation-related technical expertise as a member of a cross-functional team 
 You will use the community best practices, to prototype, develop, execute, test and roll out production level Bioinformatics analysis pipelines. To be fit for this role you need the following: 


 Candidates should have a Ph.D., in Bioinformatics / Computational Biology/any life science domain with demonstrated experience in bioinformatics & programming [PhD is mandatory]. 
 Candidates with papers published in reputed journals which exhibits the capabilities of data analysis skills. 

Programming Skills: 

 Functional fluency in at least one programming language like Perl/Python/Ruby. 
 Experience in R and Shell scripting, ideally to the level of handling NGS datasets. 

Analytical Skills: 

 Experience in analyzing large volume datasets of various NGS application data. 
 In-depth knowledge in setting up workflows and performing the analysis such as variation calling, structural variants, epigenomics, metagenomics and integrating multiple applications data. 

Desired Skills: 

 Experience in one of the following will be given priority: mathematical modeling, statistics, multi-omics integrative analysis, machine learning experience or knowledge in interpreting biological data. 
 Excellent team player in cross-functional environments with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
 Ability to write well and, a strong interest in biology (for computer scientists) is highly desired. 
 Basic/Advanced experience in any of the following: MySQL or web designing or Java or Structural bioinformatics. 

In your new role you will get: 

 Highly competitive salary, 8-15 lakhs/annum, depending on the experience/skills. 
 To work on variety of highly reputed lab’s NGS related projects, multi-omics and improve your exposure. 
 Training and guidance in the areas that you might need improvements. 
 Exciting on-site opportunity with regular international visits for client interaction and training. 

Start date: Jan 2019 

Job Location: Bangalore, India 

How to Apply 

Please send Cover Letter, your CV and a one page statement of research interests to 

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

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