Bioinformatics students start new jobs after record interview season, new partnerships

Just as one cohort wraps up internships with a master’s degree in hand, a new group of interns is ushered in. Students in the bioinformatics and genomics track of the Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program are eager to begin their internships this month and put their newly formed skills to the test. This year marks another successful placement of interns with the program’s many partners spanning research institutes, national labs, industry, and academic labs.

The bioinformatics and genomics track followed the strong showing from the program’s materials science tracks, where students commanded an average of 7 to 8 interviews and the majority received multiple internship offers. Materials students started their internships in January.

“These students have been an absolute pleasure to teach and it is extremely rewarding to watch them land internships using soft and technical skills they have developed in the program,” says Dr. Stacey Wagner, quantitative science track director.

This interview season has yielded six new partnerships and a total of 16 internship locations for all 25 students in the bioinformatics track. The average annualized salary for all five program tracks is $66,800.

2021 bioinformatics and genomics track students will intern with:

  • New partners:
    • Hosseinzadeh Lab at the Knight Campus
    • Modulus Therapeutics
    • NIH National Cancer Institute 
    • Salish Biosciences 
    • Schrödinger 
    • UCSF EPPIcenter
  • Returning partners:
    • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    • Galaxy at Johns Hopkins
    • Illumina
    • Los Alamos National Lab
    • Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
    • Oregon Health and Science University
    • Pacific Northwest National Lab
    • Phase Genomics
    • Providence Health and Services
    • Virginia Commonwealth University