Internship : Single-cell omics data integration, Belgium - 2020

    • Wavre, Belgium

Site Name: Belgium-Rixensart
Posted Date: Feb 12 2020
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Education required: You are enrolled in a Master degree or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Genetics or a similar discipline (with a strong focus on analysis and biological interpretation of single-cell multi-omics data) in an Educational Establishment located in Europe.

Language requirement: good communication skills in English in both scientific writing and oral presentations

Other requirements: The internship must be done in the framework of the curriculum, for which an agreement must be signed between GSK, the student and the sending university.

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Our department :

Patient-focused Research and Development (R&D) is the heart of our business. Our R&D department seeks to discover and develop new vaccines, to protect against diseases where vaccines are not yet available and to improve on those vaccines that already exist.
When it comes to developing the vaccines of the future, we're looking for real experts in their respective fields who are interested in working in the stimulating environment of an international healthcare company.

What will you do? Your duties might include:

  • Performing customized and state of the art Bioinformatics analyses and results interpretation on locally-generated or publicly-available single-cell omics data
  • Improving or developing new methodologies for high-dimensional and multi-source data clustering and supervised machine learning applicable to single-cell omics data generated from 10X Genomics platform
  • Providing input in the integration and analysis of the experimental results from 10X Genomics single-cell multi-omics data applied to the vaccinology field
  • Developing and implementing innovative computational methodologies for single-cell multi-omics data
  • Conception and implementation of single-cell bioinformatics analysis approaches

Why you?
Basic Qualifications:
  • The successful applicant needs to show strong will to follow-up the internship to develop integrative analysis workflows with an emphasis on single-cell multi-omics data, which can potentially lead to a Ph.D. program in collaboration with university partners
  • Integration of theoretical and experimental data to support gene expression, protein expression and immune repertoire analysis for single-cell data
  • Ability to understand, improve and develop unsupervised and supervised machine learning methodologies applied to integrate and analyze heterogeneous and high-dimensional data
  • Experience with R scripting and developing R packages
  • Scripting and programming languages such as Python, Perl and shell is a plus
  • Knowledge of C/C++ would also be an advantage
  • Knowledge of immunology and cellular biology will be an asset

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with NGS, microarray data, proteomics, and other high-throughput assays
  • Ability to acquire general knowledge in relation to vaccine rational design
  • Proactively identify, evaluate and implement new technologies or innovative concepts specific to his/her field of expertise
  • The incumbent should have an open, proactive personality essential to work within an international researcher's community
  • The incumbent should be well organized, have a user-orientated spirit
  • Committed to solving biological problems and communicating these solutions

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If you have a disability and require assistance during the course of the selection process, you will have the opportunity to let us know what specific assistance you require in order to make suitable arrangements.

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