Bioinformatics / Data Analyst Intern

  • Illumina
  • Cambridge, UK
  • Sep 27, 2019
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Are you seeking a company that will offer you rewarding, challenging work and a chance to make a difference? Then you should consider Illumina's iAspire Internship Program. Our mission? To help improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome

Each summer, over 75 undergrad, Masters and PhD students embrace these internship roles. No matter your background you are able to take up a position at Illumina; you have the option of positions from the highly technical to the more corporate functions: Finance, Bioinformatics, Engineering, Research & Development, Marketing, and Software, among others.

Our 12-week program, iAspire, focuses on meaningful project work, professional and personal development, in addition to providing networking opportunities. 

Internships in the Bioinformatics and Data Analysis at Illumina’s UK site just outside Cambridge offer an excellent opportunity to work on cutting-edge DNA sequencing technology in a fast-paced interdisciplinary environment. 

Roles and Responsibilities 

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment where biomedical sciences intersect with clinical applications and to contribute transforming the way information from whole genome sequencing is harnessed for the benefit of patients. 

Past intern projects have included:

  • Cancer sequencing
  • Cloud Software
  • Improved detection of structural variants in DNA
  • Improving the quality of human sequencing
  • Automating cohort-scale genome analysis 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Currently studying a Bachelors or Master in Computer science, Bioinformatics or a Scientific course which has included modules in bioinformatics, data analyses or computer science
  • An interest in cancer genomics and clinical applications of genome sequencing.
  • Some experience in programming, ideally Python or R.
  • Experience in next generation sequencing data analysis is advantageous. 

The selection Process:

Once your application has been submitted, our dedicated recruitment team will perform an initial review, and if successful we will invite you to complete a digital video interview. The culmination of our selection process is for the finalists to attend an assessment day at our offices at Granta Park, south Cambridge. 

Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed to applicants invited to an assessment day. 

Applications will be accepted until 1st December 2019 with the assessment centres planned for the last two weeks of January 2020. 

Internships are due to start July 2020

Experience level of the applicant we want

Undergraduate, College / Sixth form, High School