Student Intern - Chesler Lab

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

In this position with the Chesler Lab, you will join have the opportunity to collaborate closely with data scientists, software engineers, and scientists with expertise in statistical genetics and addiction research. You will use your skills to develop, design, and deploy interactive modular visualizations of complex multi-modal data and analytical results.

About Your JAX Internship Experience
Join peers selected from educational institutions across the country for a summer of professional growth and career exploration. As a JAX Intern, you will receive a dedicated mentor in your department and connect with your fellow interns through JAX-sponsored activities.

The desired start and end date for this position is Monday, May 8, 2023 - Friday, August 25, 2023.

Key Responsibilities
Apply/refine algorithms for visualization of complex multi-modal data
Design visualization algorithms that can operate on experimental data and analytical results so scientists can interrogate and explore relationships among data elements while maintaining scientific rigor
Read scientific papers to gain a basic understanding of the biology and analytical methods relevant to the project
Work with software engineers to develop algorithms that can be used across JAX systems and data
Utilize high-performance compute cluster to carry out tasks requiring high CPU or RAM

Desired Qualifications
JAX encourages applications from a diverse mix of educational backgrounds and experiences.
Preferred qualifications include:
Must be enrolled in a college or university program
Graduate student majoring in Computer Science with a Data Visualization emphasis
Background applying data visualization principles to complex data (systems genetics a plus)
Experience deploying visualization modules in existing software (glue would be a plus)
Ability to program in R or python with intermediate or better fluency
Understanding of basic statistics (e.g. t-test, p-values) and network analysis
Exposure to college-level biology and/or systems genetics data
Familiarity with genomics data
Curiosity about biological problems and a desire to develop systems for researchers to explore large biological datasets and analytical results

Submission of a resume and cover letter is required for this position

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

EEO Statement:
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 906992

Posted On: Mar 22, 2023

Updated On: Apr 06, 2023

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