Comparative Genomics Intern
, Missouri
December 10, 2017
Monsanto is seeking a highly talented PhD graduate student to join the Global Biotechnology organization in genomics and bioinformatics for a summer internship. This role is in Chesterfield, Missouri, which is one of the largest R&D centers of biotechnology in the world. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and apply genomics and bioinformatics techniques in an industry environment and to develop leads for a Ph.D. or postdoc project.

As a Comparative Genomics Intern, you will be responsible for:
  • Comparative genomics analysis of crop genomes
  • Analysis of resequencing long reads data (PacBio, MinIon, 10x Genomics data, etc) in addition to Illumina short reads sequencing data for structural variation detection
  • Building structural variation maps of crop genomes
  • Computational work within the AWS cloud environment
The dates for this summer internship are May 14 - August 3 of 2018.

  • Pursing a graduate degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, computer science or related program
  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (R, Python or Perl)
  • Familiarity with Linux shell scripting in a cloud environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be returning to continue or complete program of study following the summer internship
  • Pursuing a Ph.D. in a related field listed above
  • Programing skill in C/C++, Java, or Scala is plus
  • Experience in genomics and analyzing sequencing data sets
  • Domain knowledge in multiple sciences (e.g. bioinformatics, genomics, computer science)

A little about us:
At Monsanto, we believe that diverse perspectives solve big challenges and deliver a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world.

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