2021 Experiential Internship Computational Oncology

Lake County, Illinois
Apr 08, 2021
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Project involves developing a statistical framework to assign tumor cells identified from single cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) to cancer subclones. The project will leverage mouse and human scRNA-seq data generated internally, and also any available public datasets for method development and testing. A strong background in statistics and method development are desired. Fluent knowledge of R or Python programming languages is required. Ideal candidate is experienced in both method development and genomic data analysis.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Statistics background
  • R/Python programming experience
  • Genomics experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum GPA = 3.0/4.0
  • Returning to university for at least one semester
  • Currently enrolled in university, pursuing a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Math, Statistics, or a related field
  • Demonstrated leadership skills (i.e. extracurricular activities or projects)
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship (students on an F1 visa with CPT may be accommodated)

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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