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The purpose of this paid internship is to provide training/experience to a student who would like to pursue a career in research. The intern will work under the supervision of the Dr. Yapeng Su for a few research projects in the Gottardo lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The research projects includes multiple data-driven projects on murine and human cancer immunotherapy settings and support work in analysis of single-cell RNA-seq and ATAC-seq data which is needed for the project on epigenetic analysis of T cell exhaustion. This position will allow the intern to gain hands-on experience specifically in biomedical data science research, with training in computational analysis of high-dimensional datasets, including bulk and single-cell transcriptomic and epigenetic datasets.
The intern will also have opportunities to participate in figure generation and scientific writing for research papers. This is an office-based internship that helps process the raw sequencing data, doing data analysis based on Dr. Yapeng Sus specifications, and helps generate plots for hypothesis generation. Some Universities/Colleges will apply credit for the work and we are happy to help complete required documents please check with your individual institutions for their requirements.
The intern will be trained in a range of skills and techniques, depending on the projects assigned. Under the guidance of the Dr. Yapeng Su, the intern will learn research fundamentals and some of the following skill sets:
Basic workflow for processing bulk RNA-seq, ATAC-seq and CUT&TAG data
Basic workflow for processing single-cell RNA-seq and ATAC-seq dataset from 10X
Advanced analysis for bulk RNA-seq, ATAC-seq and CUT&TAG data
Advanced analysis for single-cell RNA-seq and ATAC-seq dataset from 10X
Skills for writing scientific papers
Skills for preparing figures for scientific paper
Skills for oral presentation of the scientific research project
Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
Completed of at least 1 year of undergraduate level science courses
Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a professional setting as a paid employee or volunteer
Good communication skills and an interest in learning
Ability to work independently as well as in a team
Strong attention to detail
Previous coding experience and experience in analyzing sequencing data
Good numeracy, literacy and organizational skills
A cover letter is required with this application
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.