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Research Intern, Bioinformatics (Temp-Nutley)
Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Location: Nutley, NJ
Employment Type: Temporary
Date Posted: 02/08/2023
Expire Date: 04/08/2023
Job Categories: Finance/Economics, Executive Management, Environmental
Job Description
Research Intern, Bioinformatics (Temp-Nutley)

The Research Intern, Bioinformatics, will work in the lab of Dr. Binfeng Lu. Dr. Lu’s research area includes tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy. His lab investigates ways to harness T cell-mediated anti-tumor immune responses to treat cancer. His team has performed molecular characterization of tumor-associated Treg cells with the discovery of TIM3+ Treg cells in the tumor immune suppressive microenvironment, established key transcription factors, such as Tbet and Eomes, that regulate tumor-specific memory stem T cells, and ushered in novel cytokine-based cancer immunotherapy based on tissue alarmin cytokines, such as IL-33 and IL-36. At CDI, the Lu lab studies fundamental molecular mechanisms underpinning anti-tumor immune cellular networks, leveraging data science, cutting-edge immunological techniques, clinically relevant mouse cancer models, and a rich collection of human cancer specimens. The Research Intern, Bioinformatics, will work on cutting-edge research projects and gain hands-on experience in the field of bioinformatics. They will assist with the analysis of large-scale genomic and single cell RNA sequencing data sets. Conduct literature searches and stay up-to-date on the latest bioinformatics techniques and tools. As well as collaborate with lab members on new data interpretation and project planning. The Research Intern, Bioinformatics will participate in lab meetings and presentations to share progress and insights.

The Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), was established by Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) as an academic basic and translational research enterprise to rapidly translate science innovation to the clinic to improve outcomes for patients with cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disease and other acute and chronic diseases. The CDI has grown rapidly since its origins in 2019, and now has 18 labs, 150 scientists and support personnel, who are supported by more than 85 grants and contracts. Areas of expertise include genomics, epigenetics, drug resistance, stem cell biology, drug discovery, diagnostics and biomarker development, and pharmacology.


A day in the life of a Research Intern, Bioinformatics at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

Assists Department team members with daily operations as assigned. Assignments will vary in nature depending on the research laboratory or office the Research Intern is placed.
Works on various projects as needed while gaining a working knowledge of the laboratory and its functions.
Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies
Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program related to bioinformatics, computer science, or a related field
Strong computational skills, including proficiency in at least one programming language (Python, R, Perl, etc.)
Familiarity with bioinformatics software and databases such as BLAST, Clustal, or Gene Ontology
Contact Information
Website: https://careers-hackensackmeridianh...
Company Description:
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 17 hospitals, including three academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals, nine community hospitals, two rehabilitation hospitals, and more than 450 patient care sites and physician offices. Hackensack Meridian Health has over 36,000 team members, more than 6,500 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
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