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D. E. Shaw Research seeks early-career scientists and engineers to join our New York–based team as summer interns. Roles are available for applicants of varied backgrounds and experience levels, from rising sophomores in college to graduate students. Successful candidates will have impressive records of academic achievement in computer science, applied math, and/or the natural sciences. Programming experience in Python and/or C/C++ is required.

D. E. Shaw Research develops and uses advanced computational technologies to understand the behavior of biologically and pharmaceutically significant molecules at an atomic level of detail, and to design precisely targeted, highly selective drugs for the treatment of various diseases.

Interns spend 12-15 weeks working closely with members of our hardware, computer science, or chemistry and drug discovery teams on a substantial engineering or research project. Past interns have contributed to projects such as software development for our ANTON® supercomputers; development of machine learning models for drug discovery, biomolecular simulation, and biophysics; large-scale data management and analysis tools; visualization software; and simulation software for commodity clusters and GPUs. Throughout the summer, interns are invited to participate in a seminar series led by members of our technical team and in lively social programming. We provide our interns with above-market compensation and a generous housing allowance.

If you are interested in exploring groundbreaking research topics with the mentorship of our world-class, interdisciplinary team of biologists, chemists, and computer scientists, please use the link below to submit your application materials: (We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year)

D. E. Shaw Research is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a diverse workforce. We welcome inquiries from all exceptionally well-qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, caste, gender identity, pregnancy, caregiver status, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, disability, or status in any other category protected in this regard by law in any jurisdiction in which we operate.