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Bioinformatics Development Student Intern

The Organization

As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and medical engineering. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.

The Opportunity

This position is available in the Thomson Lab in Regenerative Biology, helping to develop a bioinformatics pipeline automating the analysis of RNA-Seq data. Opportunities also exist to design web interfaces for other scientific applications. You will be active in all stages of development, including requirements gathering, testing, and coding. There will be opportunities to use the pipeline to produce original research.


The ideal candidate will be fluent in Python, have a strong interest in scientific computing and agile development, and demonstrate outstanding teamwork and communication skills. Other languages, web interface development, git, algorithms, and data wrangling experience are all of interest.

We are looking for a candidate who is available to work approximately 10-12 hours per week with availability Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5pm. The hourly rate will be $12-$15 depending on experience.

To apply:

Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and python code sample (not to exceed 200 lines) as one document. The cover letter should detail interest and relevant experience.

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