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Bioinformatics Intern

Basel, Switzerland
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023

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Life Sciences, Bioinformatics
Position Type
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Job Description

6000! That is the number of associates across the globe in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

The Genomics Sequencing Technology group, within the Chemical Biology & Therapeutics department in NIBR Basel Switzerland, is seeking a highly motivated and collaborative intern to work on an exciting project in the space of targeted genomics. As part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of biologists and data scientist, you have the opportunity to gain insights into cutting-edge technologies in the field of genomics, like gene editing, will have the opportunities to work with colleagues from different platforms and disease areas across NIBR, and will get the chance to develop a general understanding of drug discovery and development, and especially to learn about how we power early-stage drug discovery research with data science.

Timing: Latest start date 01.06.2023

Duration: 6 months

Your responsibilities:

• Design and implement a standardized workflow for targeted genomic sequencing analyses
• Explore and structure the requirements of different sequencing strategies
• Benchmark existing solutions
• Generate structured and informative reports

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Recent Bachelor/Master graduate (less than 6 months relevant work experience) or currently enrolled in a master’s degree with a quantitative background (Bioinformatics, Applied Mathematics, Physics or related field)
• Solid programming skills in R and/or Python
• Hands-on experience with Linux
• Understanding of genomics
• Excellent oral and written English

Desirable requirements:

• Knowledge of gene editing mechanisms
• Ability to implement algorithms/methods for reliable workflow integration
• Experience with Git (or an alternative version control tool)
• Strong data visualization skills

Why consider Novartis?

236 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2022, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!


At Novartis, we are reimagining medicine.

Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives. We use innovative science and technology to address some of society's most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible.

Novartis has one of the industry’s most competitive pipelines. Many of these projects, which include new molecular entities as well as additional indications and different formulations for marketed products, are for medicines that could significantly advance treatment standards for patients worldwide.

We have entered an exciting era in health and biomedical innovation. Powered by our incredible colleagues, supported by our flexible-hybrid working model, new AI powered learning, personal growth and career platform and a refreshed commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, we are well-poised to help lead this transformative moment for our industry and for ourselves. Join Us!

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