RGCB Internship Program in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) has released the notification for One-Year Internship Program in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics.
This one-year internship program is a platform for highly motivated students to explore bioinformatics through practical experience. It provides a solid base to the use of bioinformatics by providing theory and hands-on training in methods and resources appropriate to all major fields of biological research.
The internship provides best strategies for undertaking bioinformatics analysis, computer programming, statistical analysis, data management and reproducibility. All participants will have close and correct mentoring by RGCB faculty.
The RGCB Academic Committee will screen all applications and potential candidates will be invited for personal interview (or online interview). In case more than 15 candidates are being shortlisted after the screening of applications, an online test will be conducted before the selection interview.
During this one-year period, participants will gain insights about:
- Bioinformatics as science
- Fundamentals of computer& R programming
- Designing & performing bioinformatics analysis
- Handling of important bioinformatics tools and resources
- Best strategies to analyze high throughput NGS data (DNA, RNA & Proteins)
- Data management of reproducibility
- Applications of bioinformatics in biomedical research
The total fee amount of 60,000 INR. No certificate will be issued without fulfillment of the curriculum & payment of the total fee. Program fees include admission, study materials, access to internal computational facilities and consumables used in the computational biology laboratory. It does not cover your travel and local accommodation.
RGCB Hostel facility will be limited. Assistance will be provided to find suitable local accommodation if hostel rooms are not available.
Who should apply?
This internship course is aimed at people with a background in biological sciences who have little or no experience in bioinformatics. Applicants are expected to be at an early stage of their career with an interest to develop their bioinformatics skills. Essential qualifications include a first-class bachelor’s degree in medical/engineering sciences or a masters degree in any branch of life science. Previous knowledge of computer programming is not required for this program.
Submit your online application at www.rgcb.res.in/training. Please note, your application will not be considered without a Statement of Purpose (Why you want to train in this specialization?) & resume.
- Program Period: 16 Sep 2019 to 31 Aug 2020
- Course Fee: INR 60,000
- Trainers: RGCB Scientists, Teaching Assistants & Visiting Faculty
- Selection: Based on personal interview.
- Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2019
- Accommodation: RGCB hostel is provided based on the availability
For more information on the internship please contact Prof. Jagadeesh Chandran Office of Academic Affairs Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) Trivandrum, Kerala- 695014. Phone +91 471-2529655, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org