External: Internship
Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

We are looking for graduate students in M.S. or Ph.D. programs that are interested in a 3 month internship appointment at Biogen, a leading biotechnology company, working in the area of bioinformatics and systems biology. In this position, the trainee will work side-by-side with Biogen Computational Biology and Therapeutic Area scientists to analyze large scale genomic and phenotypic data sets, leveraging computational, mathematical, and statistical approaches to address important scientific issues in novel therapeutic target discovery. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to watch the drug discovery process in action, and to contribute towards Biogen’s efforts to discover novel therapies for neurological and immunological diseases. The candidate will have an opportunity to work on functional genomics projects, analyzing and interpreting RNA-Sequencing datasets. They will contribute in a number of interesting ways, including establishing analysis pipelines, running network biology methods, and integrating different omics datatypes.


  • Experience in the application of computational, mathematical, and statistical approaches towards understanding problems in biology is required.
  • Training in statistics and machine learning is desired. Experience with network analytics is desired.
  • Experience with NGS data analysis, especially RNA-Seq, is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of either R or Python programming is required.
  • The candidate should have strong ability to learn and adapt to work on new tasks and projects that he/she may not have worked on previously.


B.S. degree in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, or other relevant scientific field is required. Active participation in a relevant M.S. or Ph.D. program is required.


Eligibility for employment from May/June through September/October 2018 is required. International students may need to apply for authorization to work in the U.S.

TO APPLY: Visit https://www.biogen.com/en_us/careers.html