Employer: bluebird bio, Inc.
Data Sciences Co-Op/Full-Time Intern ABOUT THE NEST At bluebird, only two things matter – patients and our people. When you join the nest, you’re not just landing a new gig, you become a part of a flock that’s soaring to new heights. We’re 1100+ doers, thinkers and collaborators across 7 countries with a strong sense of our values and our purpose. Our innovation and sustainability are rooted in the diversity of our flock and results are achieved through cooperation and the incorporation of multiple points of view. This is personal and we approach every challenge with radical care. The time is now to rise up and recode the science, the systems, and the status quo. ABOUT THE FLOCKYou will be a member of the bluebird bio Data Sciences team. The team works across research, clinical, and manufacturing sciences to advance our cellular therapies by leveraging expertise in bioinformatics, statistics, disease biology, and genetics. Come work with a cheerful, nerdy group who loves rising to challenges, exploring exciting science, and delivering data sciences solutions to our collaborators and, ultimately, to patients! HOW YOU’LL FLYAs a Data Sciences Co-Op/Full-Time Intern bird reporting to a Data Scientist I, you will collaborate with fellow data scientists and biologists to produce data-driven insights enabling bluebird bio’s cell therapy technologies to combat cancer. This opportunity is flexible to incorporate the interests and goals of the trainee, including projects which:• Develop visualization tools and strategies to increase the access and ease of exploration of high-dimensional datasets.• Answer critical research questions by developing custom computational tools and/or performing exploratory analysis of new experimental next-generation sequencing datasets.• Mine emerging public data resources to help identify and characterize novel cancer targets.• Support the characterization of candidate cell therapies using high dimensional datasets generated by next-generation sequencing and single-cell technologies. WHAT YOU’LL BRINGYou’re the bird we’re looking for if you:· You enjoy solving problems and exploring data.· You have experience coding in Python and/or R.· You are currently enrolled in a degree program (BA/BS, MA/MS, PhD, or equivalent), preferably in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Engineering, Genetics/Molecular Biology/Immunology or a related field.· You have excellent organizational skills, are independently motivated, and can multi-task in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.· You have strong verbal and written skills and are excited to work in collaborative and multi-disciplinary teams (Data Sciences, IT, wet-lab research groups)· Possess the (Ability to work a six-month assignment, full-time – ASAP through December 17)· This position is intended to be on-site in our Seattle, WA, location, but the opportunity for remote work may exist. All our birds embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, b yourself. bluebird bio is deeply committed to fostering an environment where diversity and inclusion are not only valued, but prioritized. We believe a diverse and inclusive community empowers us to act courageously, care deeply, and dream boldly to impact people in big ways. Diverse viewpoints bring diverse capabilities which strengthen our focus and fuel our growth. bluebird is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.