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Internship opportunities at DJS Antibodies

 DJS Antibodies are looking for summer interns. This is a great opportunity for anyone considering a move into business, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or management consulting – or just interested in a career beyond academia! IITM alumnus Joe Illingworth is a founder and CEO at DJS antibodies. More information about the company and details of the two available positions are provided below.

DJS Antibodies is a biotechnology start-up funded by Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) and Johnson & Johnson Innovation. Our novel technology unlocks the potential for discovery of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies against previously undruggable disease targets. Antibody therapies are becoming extremely important for the treatment of many diseases with the global market for therapeutic antibodies approaching $100 billion. By combining our unique technology with new and exciting biology, DJS is striving to produce the next generation of novel therapeutics for the treatment of major modern healthcare challenges.

DJS ANTIBODIES – DATA SCIENCE/DATA ENGINEER INTERN

Contact: David Llewellyn (CEO) david.llewellyn@djsantibodies.com

Position

We are looking to recruit an intern capable of building programmes to search databases and identify druggable diseases with high unmet medical needs. The successful applicant will receive competitive remuneration.

The intern will work closely with the company’s Chief Scientific Officer and a medical sciences intern, to:

  • Develop algorithms to scan databases and rapidly triage academic and industry literature.
  • Identify associations between human biology, disease, clinical processes, and economic drivers of the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Prioritise disease areas for an R&D investment.

This is an excellent opportunity for a student with experience in programming, who is interested in a career in consulting, the pharmaceutical industry, or biotechnology. The successful applicant will gain an overview of the biopharma industry while working on a project which will meaningfully influence the R&D strategy of a dynamic biotech company.

Skills

Applicants should be junior/intermediate Python developers and be comfortable with using the Python ecosystem to:

  • Interface with external APIs.
  • Perform basic data cleaning and analysis.
  • Build presentations and export results to other formats (e.g. Excel).

It would be beneficial to have experience with pandas, requests, numpy, and matplotlib. Location: Remote work
Duration: 8-12 weeks over the summer period (flexible dates)

DJS ANTIBODIES – MEDICAL SCIENCES INTERN

Contact: David Llewellyn (CEO) david.llewellyn@djsantibodies.com

Position

We are looking to recruit a motivated person with a broad interest in disease biology and drug development. The successful applicant will receive competitive remuneration. The position will involve analysing academic and industry literature to identify high value druggable pathways.

The intern will work closely with the company’s Chief Scientific Officer and a programming specialist to:

  • Build and exploit basic software tools to extract relevant information from public databases.
  • Assess relationships between biological signalling pathways and disease.
  • Establish relationships with key opinion leaders in different disease areas.
  • Develop plans for the progression of new therapeutic monoclonal antibodies through pre-clinical testing.

This position represents an excellent opportunity for a student of medicine, biomedicine, biology, physiology or biochemistry looking for experience in working on key strategic projects within a small company, or considering a move into pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or management consulting.

Location: Remote work
Duration: 8-12 weeks over the summer period (flexible dates)


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