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Bioinformatics Intern

Job Summary:

We are seeking a talented Bioinformatics Intern to join the Bioinformatics team.  The applicant will work closely with research scientists and the rest of the bioinformatics team.  The individual will be responsible for working on specific projects as assigned by the other Bioinformatics members. 

The ideal candidate will have a broad technical knowledge of molecular biology, experience working with complex data-sets, and experience applying computational methods to biological research. 

Essential Functions:

  • Work with internal and external genomics / sequence databases for novel projects and organism
  • Interact with the bioinformatics team to support internal tool development and advancement of bioinformatics processes
  • Interact with R&D scientists and RAs to provide bioinformatics support for internal R&D efforts
  • Participating in project teams

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Pursuing a BS or MS degree in Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or related field with/or relevant work experience in molecular biology or bioinformatics
  • Experience with public sequence databases (NCBI/Ensembl) and sequence alignment tools (BLAST/BLAT) and UCSC Genome Browser
  • Experience running command-line programs in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Strong problem solving and analytic skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team oriented outlook, enthusiasm working closely with scientists and sales staff
  • Familiarity with microarray data analysis, RNA-Seq data analysis tools, comparative genomics, and common bioinformatics software tools
  • Experience with micro-array or PCR probe design highly desired
  • Knowledge of SQL, PERL, Python, .NET or other languages a plus but not required
  • Can communicate relevant data effectively in oral and written formats
  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple tasks in parallel​
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