The ISCB Student Council is pleased to announce an internship at Janga Lab - Indianapolis. This internship is exclusively arranged for graduate (Masters or PhD) student from a developing nation.
About the Janga Lab
The Janga Lab of Genomics and Systems Biology develops computational approaches to mine complex and heterogeneous data sources publicly available in biomedical sciences, with the goal of understanding how the regulation, structure and dynamics of biological systems shape the phenotypic landscape of an organism and its relevance to disease conditions. To achieve this overarching goal we exploit diverse sources of data, resulting from the ever increasing number of high-throughput technologies, to convert it into knowledge.
About the internship project
- The position requires a minimum of 6 months and preferably one year stay.
- Start date is in October 2012 or later.
- A payment of 1300USD/month as stipend will be granted.
- Three students will be selected for interviews and the PI will have the final decision after a virtual interview
- The International Office of the Janga Lab will take care of the visa processing. The student will be processed a J1 visa for this internship.
Applications should be sent until September October 3rd <- Extended deadline!
- Student should be a citizen of a developing country and pursuing a degree program in a university located in a developing country. If you are not sure of your countries classification, please check the IMF website here.
- Currently enrolled as a full time student.
- Applicant should be a Graduate student (masters in-course or above) in Computer science or Statistics with relevant biological course work.
- Alternatively, a Graduate student (masters in-course or above) in biological sciences with extensive programming experience in Perl.
- Recommendation letter from Supervisor. The letter on the official University letterhead, should clearly state that the student is enrolled as a full time student in the University and will continue to maintain the same status during the period of internship.
- Two reference letters are needed.
- Statement of Purpose (max 500 words). It is expected that the student briefly talks about his/her past experience in computational biology showcasing the skills he/she has learned.
- Either the candidate should have a computational background with sound knowledge of molecular/cellular biology concepts or biological background with extensive programming experience in Perl.
- Prior research experience in computational and systems biology is a plus.
- Ideal for doing a masters thesis project at Janga Lab.
How to Apply?
- You will need an account on the ISCB Student Council website if you don't already have one. You can create it for FREE by visiting the membership page.
- Create a Resume under your user profile.
- While creating resume please make sure you upload all the following files. We accept files in text, acrobat PDF or Microsoft Word format.
- Resume or Curriculum vitae (Mention citizenship, programming languages known and programming experience)
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Letter of recommendation from adviser on university letterhead
- Proof of enrollment such as a letter from university or department
- Two reference letters
- Your adviser may also email the recommendation letter directly to email@example.com before the deadline. Please make sure your name is clearly mentioned in the subject of the email.
- Please do NOT mail applications directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please click on the "Apply for this job" link on the bottom of this page after you have uploaded your resume.
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