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Computational and Structural Biology Research Intern


Last Updated: 1/23/22

Job Description


Location: Remote and/or Fort Collins, CO

Internship Summary:

The goal of the internship is to initiate the establishment of a platform to aid antibody affinity maturation efforts through the prediction of biophysical and biochemical characteristics using novel in silico methods such as molecular dynamics using neural networks and QM/MM simulations, with emphasis in prediction of changes in ddG upon mutation. Furthermore, this effort will be benchmarked using publicly available datasets and communicated in a report and/or presentation format to an internal group.

Internship Job Duties:

  • Initiate setup and implementation of in silico methods for prediction of changes in ddG during antibody affinity maturation using molecular dynamics based on machine learning and/or QM/MM
  • Parameterize, generate, analyze, and report results as well as troubleshoot potential issues
  • Fully document work in detail as well as frequently interface to update project strategies and deliverables.
  • Communicate and present data to our internal team.
  • Strong remote work, time management and communications skillset are considered critical.

Internship Qualifications:

  • The candidate is pursuing a Bachelors, MS or a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Computational Biology, Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, or equivalent field
  • Experience in molecular dynamics, quantum mechanics or an equivalent computational chemistry method focused on protein dynamics modelling is strongly desired but not required
  • Experience in a programming language is preferred but not required
  • Is comfortable with being remotely managed and reporting results to an internal team
  • Enrolled in a degree program during the Spring term preceding internship
  • Completion of at least one year of undergraduate studies and a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • At least 18 years of age and authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Successfully pass a background check and drug screen
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, problem solving & analytical skills

Full time

Intern (Trainee)


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Company Details

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.