Computational Biology Intern – Illumina, Inc. – San Francisco, CA

Job ID: 6064
Job date: 2016-10-05

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Job Description:
Make a difference and be part of something bigger this summer in Illumina’s iAspire Internship Program. Our company mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let’s talk. We’ve built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. We are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives.

We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Our revenue grew from $10 million in 2002 to approximately $2.2 billion in 2015. Our growth isn’t just revenue, we’ve been hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its World’s Smartest Companies list three years running, including #1 in 2014. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you – imagine the possibilities.

The intern in this role will work on the follow tasks: 1.analyze large amounts of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and conservation data. 2. develop computational methods using those genomics data for genome interpretation. 3. evaluate performance of internal and external methods. 4. write good documentation.
Qualifications & Requirements:
Must be enrolled in a Masters or PhD program with a minimum 3.2 GPA (will be verified). Preferred course of study: Computer science, mathematics, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or similar Solid background in statistics and genetics. Fluency with at least one of software language tools including R, python, perl, or Java. Familiar with Linux and parallel computing. Familiar with basic bioinformatics tools and databases. Knowledge of deep learning is a plus. Must have strong communication skills and ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
This role is located in Santa Clara, CA. Candidates can apply to intern roles through November 4th, at which time they will be removed from posting. Please save the job description for all roles to which you applied, in order to reference once the postings are removed. Top candidates will move to our video interviewing platform as first step, in mid-November. Those selected for next steps will be contacted in late November for a technical phone interview; the phone interview will be scheduled for late November through early December . As a last step, final intern candidates are required to attend an assessment center event at our San Diego or Bay Area offices. The evening events will be held January 26 th and February 2 nd for San Diego and January 23 rd for San Francisco. Candidates for San Diego roles will attend the event in San Diego and will be notified of their assigned assessment date by December 16 th . Candidates for Bay Area roles will attend the event in San Francisco on January 23 rd . Travel accommodations will be provided for those candidates who do not reside in the city where their assessment event is being held.

The iAspire program only supports F-1 visa status; no other visa types are eligible. F-1 students must have at least 3 months of CPT or OPT eligibility to participate.

All candidates must apply at www.illumina.com/careers . For more information on iAspire, please visit www.illumina.com/iaspire .

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