Summer Intern, Genomics and Data Science
54gene
Lagos
4d ago
source : BetaJob

Location : Remote

Employment Type : Contract

Industry : Biotechnology

Job Description / Requirements

Are you passionate about increasing the representation of diversity in genomics? Come join the Genomics and Data Science group at 54Gene.

Our mission is to deliver on the promise of precision medicine for African populations and to use genomic insights to benefit populations across the globe.

We are looking for enthusiastic and engaged undergrad, masters or PhD students to fill several internship positions, commencing June 2021.

The positions will be 8 week paid internships and will provide successful applicants with valuable experience with some of the key tools and concepts around the processing, analysis and interpretation of genomic sequence and genotyping array data.

We are seeking candidates with strong analytical skills, some programming experience (e.g. C++ / Python), and experience with at least one statistical software package (e.

g. R). Familiarity with *nix environments, basic bioinformatics techniques, and concepts in data science is preferred. Familiarity with GWAS and statistical genetics would also be preferred.

Potential Projects Include :

Population genetics of genetic groups in Nigeria, including machine learning based approaches to classification of ancestry and quantification of admixture

Genome-wide and phenome-wide association studies

Rare variant annotation and interpretation

Implementation and application of best-practices pipelines for alignment and genotyping of whole-genome sequence data

Design of cloud-based pipelines to QC and process genotyping array data

Imputation of genotyping arrays into an African whole-genome sequence reference.

Remuneration

The positions will be 8 week paid internships and will provide successful applicants with valuable experience with some of the key tools and concepts around the processing, analysis and interpretation of genomic sequence and genotyping array data.

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