The ISCB Student Council is pleased to announce an internship at Schneider Group at EMBL-Heidelberg. This internship is exclusively arranged by the Student Council in collaboration with Dr Schneider for a student from a developing nation. The goal is to train an undergraduate student in Data Integration and Knowledge Management in Computational Biology.
About Schneider-Team @EMBL, Heidelberg
The principal aim of the group is to capture and centralize the knowledge generated by the scientists in the several divisions, and to organise that knowledge in such a way that it is easily mined, browsed and navigated. You can find more information at the lab website. This position will be located at the EMBL, Heidelberg campus. The group is involved in the following areas:
- Data schema design and technical implementation
- Metadata annotation with respect to experimental data
- Design and implementation of a scientific data portal
- Providing access to data-mining tools (e.g. text-mining)
Internship will be funded at Euros 400/month for 6 months. Student will be provided with free accommodation during his/her stay at Heidelberg. The cost of the travel to and from the home country to Heidelberg will NOT be covered by the host lab and shall be borne by the student in full.
- Last date for Application Submission : Jan 15 (Now closed)
- Acceptance Notification : Feb 8, 2010
- Student should be a citizen of a developing country. If you are not sure please check the IMF website here.
- Currently enrolled as a full time undergrad student residing in a developing country.
- 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.
- Statement of Purpose (max 500 words). It is expected that the student briefly talks about his/her past experience in the computational biology showcasing the skills he/she has developed.
- Exposure to different life science databases
- Experience with scripting languages like Perl or Python
- RDBMS like MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL
How to Apply?
- You will need an account on the ISCB-Student Council website if you dont 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
- Statement of Purpose(SOP)
- Letter of recommendation from your supervisor
- Your advisor may also email the recommendation letter directly to email@example.com before the deadline. Please make sure your name is mentioned clearly in the subject of the email.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org