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Bioinformatics/Computational Biology Internship

Philip Morris

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Bioinformatics/Computational Biology Internship



Bioinformatics/Computational Biology Internship

Are you inquisitive and self-driven? Will you make a difference to our company and your colleagues around you? If the answer is yes, then we’d like to hear from you. We are looking for passionate individuals at present studying for a MSc in Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Physics or in Biology. This internship is an opportunity for scientists to familiarize themselves with the rapidly expanding discipline of computational biology. You have a background in computer science, mathematics, and physics, to place the emphasis on the quantitative methods for the development of algorithms and computational tools. You hold previous experience in biology that has prepared you to interpret large-scale omics data and to work at the interface with computational scientists. Students will gain training with different emphases depending on their backgrounds.


Philip Morris Products S.A. is seeking a talented professional to join our  Biological Systems Research unit as an intern, within Research & Development, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Fluency in a wide range of disciplines is particularly important in biology where the latest innovations in science and technology are closely linked to novel developments. Our research facilities include an integrated high-performance scientific computing environment enabling us to generate, analyze, and store extensive data, as well as to operate at the cutting-edge of computational science and bioinformatics. Students will be able to experience our state-of-the art research facility and work closely with scientists in other expertise. Furthermore, individuals will be able to develop key skills enabling them to communicate across multiple disciplines.

Project Overview:

Students will have an access to large multi-omics (unpublished) datasets to apply state-of-the-art interpretation tools and develop novel computational approaches addressing specific questions defined in agreement with the supervising scientists. Our in-house developed systems biology-based methodology offer multiple directions that can be explored in the framework of a student project. A particular emphasis will be given to integrative approaches combining several transcriptomics datasets and multiple sources of prior biological knowledge in order to more precisely characterize the biological processes relevant in the experiments.


Our company offers you a fresh perspective in a highly motivated and multidisciplinary environment. We take on-the-job learning to another level, giving you every opportunity to develop your career and reach your full potential. This internship will advance your experience with innovative technologies, services, and processes. You will work in a professional setting in close collaboration with experts in disciplines such as computational biology, bioinformatics, genetics, and molecular biology, and have access to cutting-edge multi-omics technologies.


Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the leading international tobacco company, with six of the world’s top 15 international brands, including the number one cigarette brand worldwide. PMI’s products are sold in more than 180 markets. In 2014, the company held an estimated 15.6% share of the total international cigarette market outside of the U.S., or 28.6% excluding the People’s Republic of China and the U.S. PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, see
www.pmi.com .

If you match our profile and you are interested in joining our dynamic team of professionals,
please apply online.

A valid Swiss work permit or Swiss or EU-25/EFTA citizenship is required for this position.

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Job ID CH-CF-RD-02538