Job:Bioinformatics Internship Position, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Genentech, South San Francisco
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An internship at Genentech is a great way to get exposure to scientific research in an industry setting and meet industry folks from various departments at Genentech.

The intern will focus on analyzing a large-scale sequencing data set in patients with lupus (an autoimmune disease that affects millions of people worldwide). The primary goals are to:

  1. compile a database of public non-coding RNAs from various sources
  2. explore existing R statistical methods and/or develop statistical methods to query differential expression of non-coding RNAs
  3. apply the database and the appropriate statistical methods to analyze differences in expression of non-coding RNAs across various subsets to further understand disease pathogenesis
  4. use (if time permits) public and in-house computational methods to understand function and pathways


  1. Proficiency in high-level programming languages is essential (preferably in R), and a working knowledge of the UNIX operating system and version control systems (e.g. SVN) is desirable
  2. Strong knowledge of biology required, immunology a plus
  3. Experience with next generation sequencing data is preferred
  4. Ph.D. candidate in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or related field

All interested candidates should send their CV to

Christina Chaivorapol, Ph.D.
Genentech, Inc.
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
phone: 650-225-6903

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