Thermo Fisher Scientific Deep Learning Intern - R&D in South San Francisco, California

Job Description

Summary of Internship

The Deep Learning Internship position provides an opportunity for STEM students who are currently enrolling a postgraduate program in computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, or similar, to get hands on experience working with scientists and engineers in a multidisciplinary and fast-paced environment. The intern will apply the state-of-the-art deep learning techniques to solved a complex and unexplored problem for improving the Ion Torrent Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) platform. The position starts in June, paid working 40 hours per week through August. Opportunity exists for this position to continue through the academic year on a part-time basis to allow for class schedules.

Essential Functions

  • Understand the fundamentals on the sequencing technology

  • Explore the problem and proposal a data-driven solution to tackle the problem

  • Develop a pipeline that converts the idea from abstract to practice

  • Validate the pipeline and demonstrate the feasibility of the approach from massive amount of data in real world

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team

  • Solid backgrounds on machine learning, deep learning, statistics

  • Proficiency in Python, R and/or C+* Hands on experiences in deep learning software such as TensorFlow, Keras, MXNet

  • Familiar with CUDA is a plus


  • M.S. or PH.D. student in computer science, electrical engineering, bioinformatics, statistics, data science, applied mathematics, or similar discipline

  • Strong knowledge about modern machine learning techniques and expertise in quantitative analysis

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