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Computational Sciences and Engineering Summer Intern (Dev Ops): Inscripta

Inscripta is developing the world’s first scalable platform for benchtop Digital Genome Engineering. The company’s advanced CRISPR-based platform, consisting of an instrument, reagents, and software, will offer a fully automated workflow that enables multiplexed, trackable editing of cells at an unprecedented scale. Inscripta’s goal is to empower scientists whose gene editing research is stifled by current technical and licensing limitations. By providing this unique platform and engaging in collaborative business practices, such as making its MAD7 CRISPR nuclease free for research purposes, the company enables scientists to realize a new era of biological discovery.

Inscripta is looking for talented computational scientists to join the team this summer as a Computational Sciences and Engineering Summer Intern.

The Department of Computational Sciences and Engineering (CoSE) works collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams throughout Inscripta. CoSE addresses a variety of genomic, proteomic, experimental design and other relevant questions by building tools, APIs, pipelines, and incorporating mathematical modeling, machine learning and similar data science approaches. We are a multi-disciplinary team made up of software engineers, data scientists, and bioinformaticians. We are looking for exceptional candidates to spend the summer working at Inscripta on infrastructure projects such as improving cloud infrastructure components, developing dashboards for security and usage of components, and expanding functionality of existing services and APIs. This summer internship will be completed remotely.

Program Requirements

  • Open to Bachelor’s, M.S., or PhD students pursuing a degree in computer science, engineering, bioinformatics, biology, biochemistry, physics, statistics, or a related field.
  • Must have completed at least 3 years of an undergraduate program to be eligible.
  • The internship will last a minimum of 12 weeks, working approximately 40 hours per week.
  • While the internship will be completed virtually, candidates in Inscripta’s home states of CA or CO are preferred. Remote work in other states may be possible but is subject to approval.

Potential project areas

Internship projects will be tailored to the skills and interests of each intern. Some example projects are shown below:

  • Develop microservices for file uploads, format validation and conversions to other formats
  • Develop dashboards for tracking uptime and resource usage of services, how often a data pipeline is run by customers and for what duration, and to monitor security events
  • Benchmark data analysis pipelines for performance issues and optimize performance using distributed computing approaches

Technical Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Python, Java, or other advanced programming languages.
  • Software development skills, such as knowledge of version control systems like git, interactive debugging, IDEs, etc.
  • Strong problem solving, statistical, and mathematical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (both written and verbal)
  • Experience working collaboratively on a team or project

How to stand out:

Projects will vary depending upon the candidate’s background. Candidates will be especially competitive with experience in any of the following:

  • Workflow management systems like WDL, CWL, SnakeMake, Nextflow, etc.
  • Experience developing interactive visualizations using Rstudio, D3.js, plotly, etc.
  • Big data technologies such as SQL and NoSQL databases and Spark infrastructure.
  • Cloud infrastructure such as AWS’ EC2, S3, ECR, and Batch environment
  • Containerization technologies such as Docker, Singularity and Kubernetes

At Inscripta we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our innovation, and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace because the more inclusive we are as a company, the better our work will be.

NOTE: While the internship will be completed virtually, candidates in Inscripta’s home states of CA or CO are preferred. Remote work in other states may be possible but is subject to approval.



Lio Tariman

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