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Intern, Bioinformatics

Company: Sound Agriculture
Location: Emeryville
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Why you should join us: At Sound Agriculture, we believe our food system can nourish consumers, farming communities, and the planet. Through a deeper understanding of plant and microbial biology, we are leveraging the natural power of plants to make agriculture more agile and resilient. Our work focuses on developing nutrient efficiency products and modernizing plant breeding to improve the way we farm and the food we eat. Sound is a Series C startup funded by leading investors in food and agriculture such as Leaps by Bayer, Northpond Ventures, S2G Ventures, Fall Line Capital, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Cavallo Ventures and Syngenta Group Ventures. What you'll do:The Intern, Bioinformatics works with the data science team to integrate RNA-seq data with our database for optimizing the On Demand Breeding (ODB) platform. They will use public and in-house RNA-seq datasets to uncover transcriptome-wise tissue and developmental stage-specific patterns in relation to ODB treatments. This position reports to a Research Scientist and is based in-office in our Emeryville, California headquarters. Responsibilities:

  • Augment our On Demand Breeding program by organizing and analyzing RNA-seq data from developmental stages and tissues for several crops
  • Employing hierarchical clustering methods to organize transcriptomics data into relevant networks for tissue-specific and developmentally-specific datasets
  • Develop queries to pull, analyze and visualize subsets of genes based on transcriptomics and other genomic data
  • Use AWS for bioinformatics analysis. Targeted Skills/Experience:
    • Upper division undergraduate work studying a biological science
    • Some bioinformatics work, focused on genomics and/or transcriptomics
    • Basic scripting ability, preferably in python or R. This role demonstrates our core values of
      • Boldness , by jumping into large datasets and wrangling them into shape, learning new skills (with our help!) to operate more effectively.
      • Ownership , by understanding the overall scientific goals and working until you and the Data Team are satisfied that the data are in good enough shape to achieve those goals
      • Respect , by working as a great collaborator with multiple members of our diverse team
      • Creativity , by helping to think of new ways to think about our data, bringing in new tools or methods to help us all work better. What we offer:
        • Opportunity to work in an early-stage, disruptive startup with a talented, experienced, and growing team of dedicated individuals
        • Competitive compensation package
        • Performance bonus structure
        • Comprehensive health care plans that include Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
        • Flex Spending Account (Healthcare, Dependent Care & Commuter Benefit)
        • 401k Plan
        • Flexible paid time off
        • Regular team events and engagement activities (we actually like hanging out with each other!) Sound Agriculture does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. We will not respond to unsolicited requests to submit candidates.Equal Employment Opportunity We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. Sound participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Sound is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before Sound takes any action, including terminating your employment.

Keywords: Sound Agriculture, San Francisco , Intern, Bioinformatics, Other , Emeryville, California

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