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    Boehringer Ingelheim Vienna is seeking a Bioinformatics Summer Intern to provide support for our drug discovery efforts at our Vienna, Austria location. The intern will work with a bioinformatics scientist on one of our ongoing oncology programs, providing the opportunity to gain valuable scientific experience and learn more about research within a pharmaceutical company.


    Under general supervision, the candidate will perform well-defined research assignments to improve and extend an in-house computational analysis pipeline for next generation sequencing data.

    Main responsibilities for the student:

    Writes software and uses analytic tools to solve specific scientific problems related to Next Generation Sequencing data.
    Identifies and evaluates open source packages appropriate to scientific project.
    Reads scientific publications relevant to work and summarizes key points.
    Attends weekly bionformatics group meetings and periodically presents progress on assigned research project.

    Presents work at end of internship.


    Exposure to molecular biology concepts is important as well as a familiarity with computational genomics is preferred.

    Qualified applicants must have taken at least 2 years of computer science and biology courses.
    Strong verbal and written communication skills a plus.


    Unix/Linux experience is required as well as an ability to program in scripting language such as Perl or Python. Familiarity with R, PHP, or Java a plus.
    Familiarity with one or more online genomics tools such as Entrez/PubMed, UCSC Genome Browser, COSMIC.
    Demonstrates basic knowledge of scientific principles, procedures and techniques.
    Knowledge of the basics of cancer cell biology or genomics is a plus.


    This is a minimum two month *paid* internship for the summer term (starting around end of June).

    Contact information:

    Send CV and cover letter to German Leparc ([email protected])
    Last edited by NGSfan; 02-24-2011, 07:32 AM.