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*Internship at University of Luxembourg: Developing web resource for
enzymes of unknown function.*

The ISCB Student Council is pleased to announce a 6-month internship
position with the Schneider group at Bioinformatics Core, Luxembourg Centre
For Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), University of Luxembourg. The internship is
expected to start in October and it is available to Masters and PhD
students in computational biology or related areas from developing
nations.

*About the group*
Bioinformatics Core at (LCSB) facilitates efficient data flow between
experimental theoretical and medical groups which involves handling,
storing, categorizing huge amount of data as well as developing techniques
for cost and time efficient data analysis. Composed of computer scientists
and biologists covering a broad spectrum of disciplines, the group aims to
provide new insights and to generate new hypotheses regarding the
functioning of complex biological systems.

*Stipend / Accommodation / Visa Information*
A stipend of 850 Euros/month will be provided to the selected intern. The
student is going to be responsible for covering the travel and
accommodation expenses. University of Luxembourg accommodation service can
provide guidance on finding accomodation. Visa information will be provided
at the time of interviews.

*Eligibility Criteria*
The student should be a citizen of a developing country and pursue a degree
program in a university located in a developing country (if you are not
sure of your country classification, please check the IMF website available
at this link:
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2009/02/weodata/groups.htm#oem).
Look under “Emerging and Developing Economies” to see if your country is
listed here.

The applicant should be either doing or have finished a Masters degree in
computational biology or related disciplines and should be able to provide
proof of her/his enrollment status.

*Prerequisite skills:*
- Exposure to different life science databases
- Experience with scripting languages like Perl ot Python
- Proficient in use of Linux OS
- Knowledge of MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL
- Good communication skills in English

*How to Apply*
Send all the following documents as a single zip file attachment to mailto:
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1. *Resume or curriculum vitae.* Please include citizenship, programming
languages known and programming experience, courses taken, research
experience and publications if any.
2. *Statement of Purpose (max 500 words).* It is expected that the student
briefly talks about his/her past experience in computational biology
showcasing the skills he/she has learned and their relevance to the
advertised position. Either the candidate should have a computational
background with sound knowledge of molecular/cellular biology concepts or
biological background with programming experience.
3. *Proof of enrollment, such as a letter from university or department.* The
letter should be on the official University letterhead and should clearly
state that the student is enrolled as a full time student in the University
and will continue to maintain the same status during the period of the
internship.
4. *One recommendation letter.*

We accept files in txt, PDF or .doc/.docx format.

*Selection process*
Applications will be reviewed by volunteers of the ISCB Student Council
Symposium and four students will be selected for phone interviews (Skype)
with the group offering the position, that will have the final choice in
selecting the successful candidate.

*Applications will be accepted until March 29, 2015.* The candidates
selected for an INTERVIEW will be contacted by April 20, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact us at mailto:
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ISCB Student Council Education and Internships Committee

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