Career in Bioinformatics

At present, Bioinformatics is a fast emerging and progressive field with ample and highly remunerative employment opportunities in most of the countries of the world. Its annual growth rate is over 15%. Hence, we are offering an exclusive article dedicated to this rapidly prospering field in the world over, with inclusion of comprehensive information about the bioinformatics careers and various bioinformatics jobs in india.

Bioinformatics is the scientific field which combines the things of molecular biology with techniques and technologies of the computer science or information technology. Today's highly developed computer information technologies are now increasingly being used for collecting, integrating, managing, analyzing, and visualizing genetic and various other pieces of biological information, to give birth to and build the field of bioinformatics. The biological data commonly dealt with by bioinformatics are gene expression data, protein structures and expression, mass spec data, results of mutagenesis and screening experiments, and so on.

Thus, the main and ultimate objective of bioinformatics is to use the latest computer technologies to collect, store, integrate, and analyze, rich and varied biological information, in order to promote further and refined research and developments in the fields of biotechnology, agriculture and horticulture, health and medicine, environment, energy, etc, which in turns, makes the life of human beings better and easier. Bioinformatics is preferably being used for inventing and producing better preventive or curative medicines, high-yield and low maintenance varieties of seeds, identifying waste cleaning bacteria, more nutritious and delectable species of fruits and vegetables, and various other creative purposes.

Bioinformatics Careers Jobs in India

Illustrious and lavish bioinformatics jobs are now available in countries all across the whole world, including India. The majority of these jobs are ever-present in the fields of biotechnology, agriculture and horticulture, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, in related industries, hospitals, and numerous research and development institutions, and also in academia.

Today, degrees in the highly progressive field of Bioinformatics are available at graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. Most prominent and appreciated among these qualifications are B. Tech/M. Tech in Bioinformatics, Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics, and higher Doctoral degrees in bioinformatics from well-accredited and hugely reputed institutes. For an illustrious career in bioinformatics, graduate or postgraduate degree in any related disciplines of Chemistry, Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Information Technology, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology, Medicine (MBBS/BHMS/BAMS), Agriculture, Horticulture, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science, etc., is highly suitable and profitable. However, strongest is the demand for those candidates who have degrees in both life sciences and computer science or information technology. Candidates with IT background and deep and strong interest in molecular biology or life sciences, are highly appropriate for making careers in bioinformatics. The most significant areas of bioinformatics are - Sequence Assembly, Genomic Sequence Analysis, Functional Genomics, Proteomics, Database Design and Maintenance, Administration, Genotyping, Sequence Analysis, Clinical Pharmacologist, Informatics Developer, Computational Chemist, Bio-Analytics, and so on.

For exquisite and highly prolific bioinformatics courses in india, the following are the most reputed and popular institutes:
  • The Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh
  • Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore
  • The National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi
  • The Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
  • The National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore
  • The Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
  • Most of the old IITs
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
  • Bioinformatics Center, University of Pune, Pune
  • DOEACC Society, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  • Center for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Anna University
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad and Hyderabad
  • University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), at Bhopal and Rourkela
  • West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata

The most important and vital skills employers seek in candidates in the field of Bioinformatics are - Informatics problem-solving skills with experience and expertise in Computer Science and Genomic; Database Administration and Programming skills; knowledge of Genomic Sequence Analysis and Molecular Modeling Programs; and other necessary information and experience in pivotal areas of bioinformatics.