Data Science Intern

  • abcam
  • Discovery Drive, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 0AX, UK
  • 06/10/2023
Full time Data Science Business Intelligence Statistics Biostatistics

Job Description

Company Description

For over 20 years, Abcam has been providing tools the scientific community needs to enable faster breakthroughs in critical areas like cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders.

We believe that to continue making progress, we need to work together in new ways. We need your own unique perspective as well as this of our people to make an always greater impact on the world. This community needs people like you: dedicated, agile and above all audacious so we can truly bring progress forward.

Job Description

Would you like to experience working on machine learning and bioinformatics challenges in a fast growing company? Are you passionate about contributing to life-changing discoveries and working with life scientists to achieve the next breakthrough? Then read on!

We have an exciting opportunity for an Intern in our Machine Learning and Bioinformatics team in Cambridge.

We work on next-generation solutions to fundamental questions like antibody development and cell engineering, as well as classic data science problems like prediction and recommendation. At Abcam, we are in a unique position, with strong data and technology offerings, advanced labs and expert teams. We work with internal and external partners, using algorithms and technology to continuously improve in order to scale and accelerate. Are you enthusiastic and diligent and would you like to further improve your skills and contribute to interesting projects? Then we look forward to receiving your application and to working with you in our team for 3 months.

In this role you will:

  • Experience work as a full member of the Machine Learning and Bioinformatics team at the forefront of innovation in life sciences

  • Deliver on a project with clear aims

  • Take part in partner meetings for review of new tool features and continuous improvements of tools

  • Work in Python and in a CI/CD + MLOps environment for scalable deployment of AI applications

  • Collaborate with different teams, e.g. Data Engineering, lab scientists, software engineers, etc

  • Learn and develop by pro-actively participating in diverse ML and bioinformatics activities across the team and at Abcam


We would love the hear from people with:

  • Experience in Python and relevant Python libraries (data science, bioinformatics)

  • Experience in machine learning and/or bioinformatics algorithms

  • Experience in using AI cloud tools

  • A background in computer science, mathematics, physics, cognitive science, or other areas related to machine learning, computational modelling, and statistics

  • A background in life sciences / biology (e.g. genomics)

  • Attention to detail and a drive to deliver quality solutions

  • An appetite for tackling diverse and complex data problems

  • An interest to pursue a career in this area

And we are particularly keen if you also have:

  • Skills in software development

  • Knowledge of Bayesian statistics

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in operating in an MLOps environment

  • An innovative and growth mindset, you are self-motivated and proactive, a team player with a can-do attitude, who wants to help and be your brilliant self

Please keep in mind that this description reflects the background we believe would best fit the role. However, we would love to get to know you if many of these points match your skills and you are strongly interested in learning about the others.

If you’re interested in this role, please apply, we’d love to read your application.

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why, in addition to market competitive salaries, we offer you a flexible benefits package which is tailored to your unique needs and support your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks fully paid maternity leave, 6 weeks fully paid paternity leave as well as highly flexible working and much more. Besides, your development will be integral to your experience here. You will grow alongside other talented minds, in ways you may often find unexpected.

When people come together, incredible things happen. Here you’ll work in a safe environment where you can be who you truly are. We’ll champion and celebrate your uniqueness throughout your journey with us. This is how we excel at partnering with the scientific community no matter the challenge, ultimately helping solve the world’s most critical diseases. Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at Abcam.