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Computational Biology / Bioinformatics Internship Program - Cantley & Elemento Laboratories

Cantley & Elemento Internship Program at Weill Cornell Medicine - Summer 2021

Sponsored by Dr. Lewis Cantley & Dr. Olivier Elemento

Position Description:
In the internship, you will take part in the development of a novel and unique system established in the Cantley & Elemento laboratories, relating to signaling pathways and kinases analysis. You will be applying different computational methods and Machine Learning technique over the unique database obtained in the Cantley laboratory. As part of the work, you will be guided by a senior computational biologist and a computational PhD student and will be working closely the experimental scientists in the laboratory. You should be passionate about developing new ways to improve our computational system, as well as integrating new data into the workflow. You should be highly motivated and enjoy close team-work.

  • Researching and applying novel and cutting-edge techniques and incorporating new databases to improve the system.
  • Communicating with the industry.
  • Conducting and maintaining systematic documentation of software development for compliance using (Git).
  • Using statistical methods and Machine Learning technique for performing exploratory analysis of the data and data visualization.

Position Requirements:
  • BSc or Incoming Senior in Computer Science, Math, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering or Related Fields. Highly talented students in an earlier stage of their studies are welcome to apply.
  • Minimum 2 years of coding experience in any scripting language.
  • Experience and proficiency in Python.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in UNIX.
  • Background in using different statistical models and Machine Learning techniques.

Advantageous Qualifications:
  • Knowledge in Deep Learning and Graph Theory
  • Knowledge in biology and/or biochemistry
  • Experience using Git.

Personal Skills:
  • Independent and a strong team-player.
  • Driven and Self-motivated. Willingness to tackle and drive execution of challenging projects. Passionate about biology and cancer research.
  • Ability to learn and deliver work in fast-paced and diverse environment.
  • Comfortable communicating and working alongside a diverse team of scientists and medical professionals.

*Internship configuration (in-person/remote) will be determined according to WCM/NYS COVID-19 regulations.*