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Bioinformatics Research Assistant (Internship)

What You’ll Do?

As a Bioinformatics Research Assistant, you will serve Oerth Bio through a summer internship as an innovative, inquisitive, and motivated team player with strong problem-solving and analytical skills. In this role your focus will be (1) mining and visualizing several -omics databases of E3 ligases and/or (2) implementing scripts for data analysis and processing. The latter notably includes the implementation of scripts for post-processing next-gen sequencing data from DNA-encoded library screening. In this position you will support the research in the Data Science & Modeling division, in direct collaboration with the Chemistry and Biology divisions.

This role requires excellent communication and organizational skills.

Who You Are:

  • You are majoring in Bioinformatics or Computational Genomics.

  • Preferred skills: Python / R (or any other coding skills)

  • Experience in data analysis is preferred.

  • You are familiar with Github

  • You are in the habit of documenting your code

  • Experience with phylogenetics and sequence analysis a plus

  • Experience working with non-human -omics data a plus

  • You are a team player that enjoys working closely with others.

  • You speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.

  • You communicate ideas effectively in group meetings.

  • You are detail-oriented and possess excellent organizational skills.

  • You are capable of balancing competing priorities while following protocols and adhering

    to a set experimental schedule.

    Compensation and Benefits

  • This is an hourly position and pay will range between $15-20/hour.

  • We have snacks!

  • We have incredible people!

  • We have built an amazing culture!

    Why Oerth Bio?

    Oerth Bio (pronounced "Earth"), a joint venture between Bayer and Arvinas, is a well-funded early-stage agricultural biotechnology company. The Oerth Bio team is on a mission to deliver an entirely new model for global crop chemistry, addressing one of the greatest challenges facing the world: sustainably feeding the growing global population.

    Farmers and consumers urgently need new crop protection tools. Oerth Bio leverages Avinas’ PROTAC® (PROteolysis TArgeting Chimera) protein degrader technology to create innovative and sustainable agricultural products.Our proprietary Targeted Protein Degradation platform has the potential to solve major challenges facing the global food system.

    Oerth Bio’s headquarters is located in vibrant downtown Durham, NC close to many shops, restaurants and public transportation. The holder of this position is not expected to travel significantly.

    This position will be located Durham, NC. Oerthlings are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and required to be vaccinated if they plan to work from the lab and/or office. Vaccinated employees should provide a copy of their vaccination card to Leanne Lemyre ( so that this documentation is on file. If you have not been vaccinated, we ask that you work with your manager to arrange to work remotely until such time when you are vaccinated.

    Oerth Bio, LLC is proud to be an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws.

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