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Variant Science Intern (Academic Year 2018/2019)

| Chicago

Passionate about making a difference in the world of cancer genomics?

Tempus is on a mission to connect an entire ecosystem to redefine how genomic data is used in cancer clinical settings. With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally measure and process our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we believe the greatest promise for the detection and treatment of cancer lies in the deep understanding of molecular activity for disease initiation, progression, and efficacious treatment based on the discovery of unique biomarkers.

We are seeking a highly motivated and capable knowledge database intern with extensive experience and interest in translational cancer research and biomarker development. This position requires experience in and an understanding of cancer biology cell biology and/or human genetics. 

Tempus is accepting resumes for paid full time summer internships (and unpaid internships for students receiving academic credits for internship).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research for the Tempus cancer genomics knowledge database (KDB) and related tasks including: therapeutics, prognosis, diagnosis, variants, etc.
  • Annotating articles, gene annotation, gene statements, therapy matching, therapy research
  • Help to build a process around creating and powering an automated therapy recommendation engine

Requirements:

  • Any degree level in Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Genetics, or Cancer Biology related discipline
  • Experience with critical literature review and familiarity with human mutation databases, genome browsers, and oncology therapies
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with project leader and present findings to a diverse group of peers
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Location

600 WEST CHICAGO AVENUE, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of Tempus

What makes someone successful on your team?

We value creativity in ideation, autonomy in execution, and a healthy tendency to always question the status quo.

Ash

Lead Data Scientist

What are Tempus Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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