Bioinformatics, Post-Grad Intern - Summer 2020 at Tempus
Passionate about precision medicine and advancing the healthcare industry?
Recent advancements in underlying technology have finally made it possible for AI to impact clinical care in a meaningful way. Tempus' proprietary platform connects an entire ecosystem of real-world evidence to deliver real-time, actionable insights to physicians, providing critical information about the right treatments for the right patients, at the right time.
We are seeking a highly motivated and capable Computational biology / bioinformatics intern with extensive experience and interest in translational cancer research and biomarker development. This position requires experience in scientific programming, statistical methods development and implementation, and an understanding of cancer biology cell biology and human genetics.
At a summer at Tempus, you will:
- Apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to on-the-job experiences
- Comprehensive, value-added project(s)
- Have access to senior leadership and be involved in decision-making
- Work in teams and with colleagues in a professional environment
- Develop technical skills specific to your major
- Provides opportunities for professional development by building relationships and learning about other parts of the business
- End of summer presentation to the local management team
Duration and Timing
Tempus summer associates will spend ten weeks working in our Chicago headquarters. The program will commence in May/June and run through mid-August.
What you'll do:
- Sequence quality control data analysis
- Help design and conduct studies to identify novel genetic biomarkers relevant to clinical cancer care and provide insights into basic tumor biology. These studies involve analyses of data from candidate genes and genome-wide sequence data across both DNA and RNA.
- Collaborate with engineers, scientists, and clinicians to design and perform statistical analyses and evaluate genetic associations.
- Work in interdisciplinary groups of scientists, engineers, and product developers to translate research insights into clinically actionable insights for our clients.
- Manage and contribute to building the Tempus knowledge databases
- Must be working towards a Master’s or higher degree level in bioinformatics or focused on human genetics, biostatistics, cancer biology or molecular biology related to cancer
- Experience in cancer genetics, immunology, or molecular biology
- Computational skills using R and/or Python
- Demonstrated ability to conceive, implement, and evaluate research projects for biological problems
- Goal-oriented thinking
- Great problem solving skills
- Self-driven and works well in an interdisciplinary team with minimal direction
- Experience with communicating insights and presenting concepts to a diverse audience