We have an exciting opportunity for an intern to work with us here at the "Plant Breeding and Genetics Lab" of the FAO/IAEA joint Division in Seibersdorf/Vienna, Austria. "Functional Crop Genomics" describes best what we do. By assisting in Data Analysis, the intern will directly contribute to addressing plant breeding challenges in the developing world and hence help to improve food security. The internship is paid and, with a duration of (up to) 12 months.
Plant Breeding is becoming mostly a digital enterprise. Our main mandate is to develop protocols for broad community use. For this internship we are accepting applications from students and recent graduates with solid skills in computer programming, python scripting, and repository management with github. The intern will join a strong interdisciplinary team of experts in plant breeding, plant tissue culture, molecular biology, and (bio)informatics. A large part of the work will be adapting and developing reproducible computation workflows for current and future R&D. (Our current workflows are mostly in snakemake). If inclined we also have machine learning problems, mostly related to clever analysis of 3rd generation DNA sequencing data.
The intern will get the opportunity for collaborative work in an international environment with staff and fellows from around the world who work on a large variety of traits and crops ranging from banana and coffee to Sorghum, and Yam. There is considerable amount of data to analyse with ample opportunities to contribute to scientific publications.
Candidates should apply online here ("Internship Data Science”), deadline is May 19th: