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Bioinformatics Intern

Element Biosciences
San Diego, CA
Start date
Nov 29, 2023

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Information Technology, Bioinformatics, Science/R&D
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Beach

Job Details

At Element Biosciences, we are passionate about our mission to empower the scientific community with more freedom and flexibility to accelerate our collective impact on humanity. We have built a highly efficient product-driven organization where employees can learn, grow, and thrive in a challenging but encouraging environment. We are committed to scientific integrity, collegiality, honesty, objectivity, and openness.

We are looking for a motivated Bioinformatics intern to make an impactful contribution to our Bioinformatics team this summer! As an Intern, you will be working with talented informatics professionals and software developers to build production level informatics tools that support our sequencing platforms. This is an incredible opportunity for someone with a team-focused collaborative spirit, eagerness to build, and willingness to learn and improve on their development skills.

If you possess the following and want to make a meaningful impact, we invite you to explore this role.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze Element’s data and competitor data to characterize errors and identify their sources.
  • Develop methods in Python for the analysis of sequencing data.
  • Leverage the AWS storage and compute platform to scale analyses.

Education and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university with a focus in Computer Science, Bioengineering or equivalent.
  • Expertise in Python programming including the use of notebooks and packages.
  • Experience with running workflows on AWS.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with analysis of sequencing data strongly preferred.
  • Experience with NextFlow or other workflow languages preferred.
  • Willingness to "try, fail, learn, succeed, and repeat"!

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds.


  • San Diego, CA


  • N/A

Job Type:

  • Internship

Base Compensation Pay Range:  $25/hr. - $40/hr.

In addition to base compensation noted above, you will be eligible for stock options, discretionary annual bonus, no cost health insurance plans, 401k with company match, and flexible paid time off. 

Please note: Base compensation will depend on multiple factors, including geographic location, qualifications, and experience. 

We foster an environment such that all people are afforded the freedom to pursue their passions without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.


At Element Biosciences, our mission is to empower the scientific community with more freedom and flexibility to accelerate our collective impact on humanity. Our proprietary approach to improving the signal-to-noise ratio allows us to provide groundbreaking innovations in surface chemistry, instrumentation, and biochemistry to drastically decrease the run cost and capital cost while delivering high sequencing data quality. Founded in 2017, our headquarters is located in San Diego, California, with additional operations located in the San Francisco Bay area.


Company info
(619) 353-0300
10055 Barnes Canyon Road
San Diego, CA 92121

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