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Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Science Intern (Graduate)

Boston | Massachusetts | United States

About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives. 

The FMI Internship Program is offered to students currently registered in a degree program. It is a 10-12 week summer commitment, Full Time, 40 hours/week. Interns will gain a greater understanding of FMI through challenging project based work, Lunch & Learns with company executives, and the chance to connect with all employees by attending many other company-wide events. 

About The Job

The Intern, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Science contributes scientific and technical expertise to an interdisciplinary team focused on making large scale clinical impact through advanced analysis and science. The Intern identifies biomarkers in tumor DNA and RNA, collaborates with other scientific teams to enrich analysis, and contributes other projects as needed. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to methods and algorithms to identify alterations and biomarkers in tumor DNA sequencing and RNA sequencing data derived from clinical cancer specimens.
  • Process, analyze, and interpret high volumes of data for the development and validation of methods.
  • Present scientific and technical data to colleagues in a clear and cohesive manner.
  • Work independently and prepare deliverables and project schedules.
  • Other projects as assigned. 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing a Master’s degree or PhD in biology, computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics, or a related field.
  • Proficient with programming and scripting languages (Python, Java, or R).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology, computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics, or a related field.
  • Prior experience with next-generation sequencing data.
  • Strong scientific understanding of molecular biology and genomics.
  • Demonstrated instances of relevant independent study or projects.
  • Excellent teamwork and leadership skills demonstrated through a portfolio of graduate study related work, and/or activities.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced, dynamic, and results-oriented environment.
  • Commitment to reflect FMI’s values: Patients, Passion, Innovation and Collaboration.

Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.  (EOE/AAP Employer)

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