Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis Internship – Spring 2019

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SimBioSys, Inc.

Champaign, IL


Status: Part time



SimBioSys ( is seeking an energetic, responsible intern with acute attention to detail to join our organization for Spring 2019. In this position, you will be applying statistical and engineering analyses to computational modeling approaches. Fostering your analytical, statistical, and programming skills, this internship will provide you real world experience solving problems, while allowing you to contribute to the fight against cancer.


Intern Duties and Responsibilities

  • Run computational experiments with a proprietary simulation code

  • Analyze dependencies between function inputs and outputs, and ranges of applicability

  • Apply statistical methods to determine the confidence bounds for results and to reduce error in predictions

  • Work closely with research scientist team members


Requirements and Qualifications

  • Junior-level or higher Bachelor’s (or Master’s) candidate in Statistics, Mathematics, Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, or a related degree

  • Strong computer skills

  • Proficient in Python, R, and/or C++

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet project goals


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience performing computational experiments

  • Experience with computer simulations

  • Working knowledge with Linux computer systems


About SimBioSys

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, requiring some combination of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, or surgery. Half of second opinions will differ radically from the first. This is not the fault of the clinicians; rather, limitations in current diagnostics often result in ineffective, inaccurate prognoses.


SimBioSys is developing technology for exploring the economy of tumor microenvironments (aka a TumorScope). Integrating the gamut of health data available for a patient, the novel capabilities within the TumorScope not only provide predictions for treatment outcomes, they provide the reason why a treatment will succeed or fail. As a first target, SimBioSys is calibrating the TumorScope for the war on breast cancer.


Empowered with an understanding of how a patient’s tumor responds to different therapies with quantitative measures of the likelihood of success doctors can de-risk their decision making, standardize their treatment approach, and provide confidence and certainty to their patients.


SimBioSys, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.