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Summer Intern, Stuffer Sequences, Bioinformatics, Vector Biosciences

Company: Integrated Resources, Inc
Location: Northbrook
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Intern Position Summary
This intern will work on the development of an in silico pipeline to identify AVV stuffer sequences.
The pipeline will follow previously established and newly introduced stuffer sequencing criteria. This will include:
Conduct a comprehensive literature review to list all the criteria to determine stuff sequences and establish new criteria if needed.
Find the appropriate genomic dataset from the public repository to run the analyses
Code and run scripts on the AGT AWS system
Knowledge of a programming language (R or Python or Perl preferable)
Opportunity to network and learn from research (next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies)
Opportunity to shadow, train, and contribute to NGS data analyses
A presentation/poster and report output. Depending on the results, the identified stuffer sequences will then be validated by collaborators in vitro, as well as their project Product may expand to other constructs and programs

Intern Job Responsibilities/Deliverables
Month 1: Overview and training on the AGT AWS system Review relevant publications on stuffer sequences Based on the literature search, list the stuffer sequences criteria to computationally predict sites in the human genome Weekly 1:1 meeting with mentor Gaia Andreoletti
Month 2: Identify and download the genome reference data to use for the analyses Write scripts to apply the established stuffer sequences criteria Identify newly sequences across the genome
Month 3: Report and presentation of findings at Vector Bioscience meeting

Intern Qualifications and Skills
Pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in life sciences
Must have an interest in pursuing a career in Life Sciences/Biotech/Pharmaceuticals
Ability to manage workload effectively including planning, organizing, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines
Field of interest Bioinformatics, Life science, Bio Engineering, Computer Science.
Ability to program in R and/or python

Keywords: Integrated Resources, Inc, Chicago , Summer Intern, Stuffer Sequences, Bioinformatics, Vector Biosciences, Other , Northbrook, Illinois

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