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)
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