Student Worker – Data Science

Data Science & AI Posted date 16 October 2020 LyngbyDTU

Do you want to write unique open source code that will contribute towards enabling Big Data and AI in the life sciences?

If your areas of interest and competence are data science and python, and you are looking to gain experience while working on projects that will make an impact on the world, this is your chance. Your personal efforts will enable and accelerate our work towards development of new environment friendly products, better and less energy consuming manufacturing processes, new medical treatments, climate friendly farming, etc using by applying the tools of Big Data and AI towards the life sciences. All code that you will develop will have a permissive open-source license (e.g., MIT), hosted on GitHub, and will be promoted at the international level via publications and conferences.&

Skill acquisition opportunities
At a more personal level, you will get the opportunity to learn the latest and greatest algorithms related to personalized medicine and synthetic biotechnology. You must be open to learning new information within the biology domain, and be open to contributing with your software engineering and data science expertise and ideas at our regular meetings in the group. We anticipate that by working with us, you will develop or hone the following skills:

  • Programming in python using modern machine learning, deep learning, and data visualization frameworks
  • How to develop modern build/test/deploy infrastructure using continuous integration
  • Developing Big Data workflows that integrate with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • State-of-the-art algorithms in deep learning and biochemical modeling

The projects and tasks
Your mission is to develop and optimize a new software platform that can automate handling of large and heterogeneous data sets (i.e., Big Data) from biotechnology experiments. You will do so by helping to develop an infrastructure consisting of a database
ackend, core library of state-of-the art optimization and machine learning techniques, and web-based front-end. You will

  • Develop and maintain core software business logic and workflows that are written in python making use of modern informatics modules
  • Develop and maintain build/test/deploy continuous integration infrastructure scripts
  • Develop and maintain scripts for deploying the software on both end-user devices and HPC infrastructure
  • Prototype workflows in Jupyter notebooks
  • Translate Jupyter notebook workflows into a web-based front-end

Ideal competencies required for the projects
We are looking for a student worker that has experience within the python data science ecosystem. You must be also willing to work in an international environment with colleagues and partners from all over the world. Added to this, your CV comprises:

  • Experience programming in Python
  • Experience working with databases and writing SQL
  • Experience using version control with e.g. GitHub
  • Experience setting up and working with continuous integration tools and frameworks
  • Experience within and/or motivation for working with agile methods

If you do not have all of the competencies and experience listed above, and you have initiative, are motivated, and eager to learn, then you are good to go: we anticipate that you will develop these skills fast enough while working within our team.

  • Posted date 16 October 2020
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