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Bioinformatics Intern

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. And you’ll have the opportunity for continual growth and learning in a culture that empowers your development. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $20 billion, we have approximately 65,000 employees and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve analytical challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.

Skills and Abilities

  • Microarray probe specific oligonucleotide hybridization modeling
  • Familiarity with microbial genetics, phylogeny, biological sequence data and microarray data
  • Knowledge of sequence homology and alignment tools such as BLAT, BLAST2
  • Experience in understanding outputs from bioinformatic tools and databases such as DADA2, mothur, QIIME, NCBI RefSeq, GreenGenes, RDP, silva, MetaPhlAn, PiCRUST
  • Proficiency in visualization and presentation of large scale genetic data
  • Source code revision control such as SVN, git, or related systems
  • Parallel computing experience with Torque or Hadoop clusters


  • Masters or PhD Student in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer sciences, data science, microbial ecology or a related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a statistical programming language R or general purpose programming language such as Python
  • Experience with statistical analysis of genetic data with machine learning and multivariate methods, particularly for non-linear regression models
  • Design and implement algorithms and pipelines for analysis of very large data sets from genotyping microarrays

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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