Bioinformatics Intern

Posted on July 6, 2023 by InternPlug

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  • 1 Vacancy

Job Description

The Position

When you join us, you will have meaningful work developing an innovative technology that saves and improves lives around the world. As you collaborate with some of the best in the industry, you will make a huge difference in disease diagnostics! Our team is collaborative and fast-paced. Learn and grow in the exciting field of Machine learning/Bioinformatics.


  • Literature review in the area of Domain Adaptation.

  • Implements or modifies existing algorithms to analyze NGS data.

  • Implements software in prototyping and commercial product development environments.

  • Collaborates with other members of a project team to meet defined scientific and technical goals/requirements.

  • Identifies and documents Intellectual Property opportunities for technology and applications. Presents results to project partners, collaboration partners within the Roche group, customers, and at scientific conferences.

  • Other duties may be assigned by management in the pursuit of the operational goals of the group.

Who You Are

  • Education: MSc students OR PhD students (highly preferred).

  • Preferred majors: Computer Science, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Electrical/Biomedical Engineering or any related STEM field.

  • Actively conducting research in the following areas: machine learning and deep learning.

  • Must have at least two years of experience in conducting research, writing peer-reviewed publications, and software development.

  • Strong algorithmic problem solving and software development skills.

  • Strong coding skills in Python, Pytorch, or Tensorflow.

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with domain adaptation & generalization techniques (not required, but highly desirable).

  • Experience with Machine learning / Deep learning (used in NGS context) is a plus.

  • Experience with generative models is a plus.

  • Hands-on experience using a workflow management system such as Nextflow or Snakemake, using Docker and cloud computation resources and storage.

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to think unconventionally to derive creative and innovative solutions.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with your mentor and others in Roche on research projects.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-group, and cross-culture collaboration skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to adjust to technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Result-oriented individual that thrives in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams. Excels at incorporating feedback in a professional manner.

  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by first-authored publications in high-impact journals or at top ML conferences (ICML, NeurIPS, ICLR, AISTATS, CVPR, ICCV, etc.).

  • Participation in student organizations and/or other leadership experience preferred.

  • Complements our culture and the standards that guide our daily behavior & decisions: Integrity, Courage, and Passion.

Relocation benefits are not available for this job posting.

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Roche Pharma Canada has its office in Mississauga, Ontario and employs over 850 employees. The Mississauga facility is bright, vibrant, fosters collaboration and teamwork, and is reflective of Roche's truly innovative culture.

As of January 4, 2022, Roche requires all new employees who work in Canada to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on the date they take office. This requirement is a condition of employment at Roche that applies regardless of whether the position is on a Roche campus or remotely. If you have a valid reason for not being fully immunized, which is limited to certain specific medical reasons or other valid reasons protected by applicable human rights laws, you may request an exemption and / or adaptation measures regarding this vaccination requirement.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertised until:
Aug. 5, 2023

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