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Comparative Genomics Intern

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Monsanto Company

Saint Louis, MO

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Comparative Genomics Intern




Monsanto is seeking a highly talented PhD graduate student to join the Global Biotechnology organization in genomics and bioinformatics for a summer internship. This role is in Chesterfield, Missouri, which is one of the largest R&D centers of biotechnology in the world. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and apply genomics and bioinformatics techniques in an industry environment and to develop leads for a Ph.D. or postdoc project.

As a Comparative Genomics Intern, you will be responsible for:

Comparative genomics analysis of crop genomes

Analysis of resequencing long reads data (PacBio, MinIon, 10x Genomics data, etc) in addition to Illumina short reads sequencing data for structural variation detection

Building structural variation maps of crop genomes

Computational work within the AWS cloud environment

The dates for this summer internship are May 14 - August 3 of 2018.


Pursing a graduate degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, computer science or related program

Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (R, Python or Perl)

Familiarity with Linux shell scripting in a cloud environment

Excellent communication skills

Must be returning to continue or complete program of study following the summer internship


Pursuing a Ph.D. in a related field listed above

Programing skill in C/C , Java, or Scala is plus

Experience in genomics and analyzing sequencing data sets

Domain knowledge in multiple sciences (e.g. bioinformatics, genomics, computer science)


GLB Biotechnology



Comparative Genomics Intern


North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis

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Research & Development



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