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Bioinformatics/Data Science Internship

San Francisco, CA Compute - Engineering & Data Science Internship
Pendulum™  is on a mission to help people improve physical and mental health by creating a new category of products that target the microbiome. We are researching, developing and commercializing a novel class of rationally-designed Live SynbioticsTM (probiotics + prebiotics) that have demonstrated clinical efficacy to treat conditions like metabolic syndrome, inflammation and neurodegeneration. 

Pendulum™  has created proprietary pipelines to build a unique discovery platform that identifies key, novel bacterial strains and the prebiotics that feed them. 

We are a highly collaborative team of scientists, engineers, physicians, marketers and salespeople interested in improving human health by using the latest research from diverse fields, such as microbiology, molecular biology, high-throughput genomics, distributed computing, pharmaceutical development and nutrition. We believe strongly in an individual’s transparency and strong communication to enable the most effective and efficient path to team success.

If you’re interested in building a new category of products that will help improve the lives of people globally and you love working in a cross-functional, collaborative, inspiring environment, please continue reading!

Pendulum is seeking a Bioinformatics/Data Science Intern with experience analyzing high-throughput biological datasets (e.g., RNA-Seq, DNA-Seq, metabolomics) to work closely with our Data Scientists, Software Engineers, and Lab Scientists to design and analyze experiments to improve our product. 
What You'll Do
  • Design, implement, and develop custom analysis pipelines
  • Release statistical software packages for internal use
  • Present to the company at the end of the internship
  • Work with an amazing team of Scientists and Engineers
  • About You
  • Master’s in Bioinformatics, Statistics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field, with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Solid knowledge of statistical techniques, e.g., EDA, regression analysis, hypothesis testing and ML methods
  • Strong programming skills: 3+ years in R or Python, 3+ years in Unix/Linux environments using Bash, Make, Github, and related Unix tools.
  • Self-motivated thinker who is enthusiastic about problem solving
  • Minimum availability of 12 weeks
  • Demonstrated track record of self-directed work
  • Ability to teach others and willingness to learn new techniques
  • Desire to be in a cross-functional, collaborative environment that also values work-life balance
  • Good team player
  • Belief in transparency, kindness, and open communication
  • Nice To Have
  • PhD or postdoc in Bioinformatics, Statistics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field
  • Strong understanding of bioinformatics algorithms, e.g., sequence assembly and alignment,  genomic annotation
  • Background in microbiology/biology
  • Experience in biomedical research 
  • Experience in parallel and cloud computing

  • Pendulum's™  team is as diverse as a healthy microbiome. We welcome all to apply.