Bioinformatics Analyst

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Company Name: AbbVie

Category: Bioinformatics

Position Title: Bioinformatics Analyst

Status: Undergraduate/Graduate Hourly

Hours per week: 10 – 15 during academic year

                             35 – 40 during summer semester

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Who We Are:

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

The AbbVie Innovation Center is located in the Research Park at the University of Illinois and provides an opportunity for students and AbbVie’s Research and Development IT group to collaborate on projects to help advance our science. 

Position Description

The Part-Time Student Program at the AbbVie Innovation Center, located in the Research Park, is designed to augment AbbVie’s regular staff, and is for students who are able to work in parallel to their school schedule. Major duties include:

  • Normalizing and analyzing external bioinformatics databases for internal use
  • Building and visualizing bioinformatics databases for use in discovery research


  • Must be registered as a full-time student
  • Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0, or equivalent
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship
  • 10 - 15 hours/week during the academic year
  • 35 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester
  • Creative problem solver with ability to understand larger picture but who will focus on details
  • Experience with R programming language (especially R markdown) at the intermediate or advanced level
  • Must be able to meet with project managers in Germany early in the day (8-10am central time)

Preferred Skills: 

  • Experience with RNA-seq is a plus
  • Any prior bioinformatics experience is a plus

Note: The position will be hired through a third-party hiring agency and will begin as soon as possible over the fall semester 2019 with an option to continue through the spring, summer and 2020-2021 academic year. 

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