NGS Bioinformatics Intern

Durham, NC, United States
Mar 27, 2021
Bio NC
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) team at Precision BioSciences is looking for a creative and self-directed individual to develop an analysis pipeline for a newly adopted assay, SITEseq. SITEseq is an NGS assay that tracks the sites of possible off-target cutting during gene editing and can help us understand the specificity and safety of our gene correction platform. The applicant will be responsible for both the preprocessing and alignment pipeline as well as downstream evaluation of the assay itself. The intern can also expect to be involved in general NGS housekeeping tasks such as comparing software versions, quality metrics, etc. This internship is expected to be full-time, working 40 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks in the summer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.
  • Develops SITE-seq analysis pipeline. This may be done using Bash, Python, Galaxy, or a workflow system
  • Evaluates SITE-seq data; regularly communicating with wetlab team
  • Uses scripting best-practices and version control (i.e. Github)
  • Assist with other department projects as needed


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.
  • Prefer current student in Bioinformatics, Genetics, Biology, Computer Science, or similar programs
  • Applicant should be very comfortable in at least one common bioinformatics programming language such as R, Python, or Unix shell scripting
  • Basic genetics knowledge is essential; previous NGS experience is a plus

  • This is a primarily office-based position associated with the main headquarters in downtown Durham, NC. For the time being, this role will be able to function remotely in accordance with company safety guidelines throughout the duration of the pandemic but is subject to change as needed.

Precision BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTIL), is a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to improving life (DTIL) with its novel and proprietary ARCUS genome editing platform. This isnt just a statement supporting the products that were developing its a statement that speaks to our collective desire to do our part in improving the lives of those around us. ARCUS is a highly specific and versatile genome editing platform designed with therapeutic safety, delivery, and control in mind. Using ARCUS, Precision is developing allogeneic CAR T and in vivo gene correction therapies for cancer and genetic diseases. Our team includes pioneers in genome editing, leaders in business, and a full staff of talented and committed people who are excited to be a part of medical and scientific breakthroughs. For additional information, please visit www.

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