Biological Data Science Intern

  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Biological Data Science Intern

Job description

Nostos Genomics leverages machine learning and synthetic biology to improve the lives of the 400 million people around the world who have a genetic disease. We are building a platform to decipher how changes in our DNA lead to disease and use it to give more people a clear and fast diagnosis. We are an early-stage company based in Berlin, backed by leading scientists and investors.


Your role

We are looking for a data science intern who will process and analyze biological data sets (such as genetic variant annotations and data from high-throughput biological experiments). You will present scientific data and communicate results to colleagues in a clear and understandable way. You will work in an interdisciplinary team to support the development and validation of our algorithms and will be mentored directly by our CTO. After a successful internship, this role can be extended to a full-time position.

Job requirements


  • MSc or PhD in human genetics, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, computational biology or a similar field
  • Good understanding of molecular aspects of human disease
  • Previous hands-on experience working with genetics or genomics data:
    • Familiarity with commonly used resources in genetics (e.g. ENSEMBL, UCSC, gnomAD)
    • Pre-processing and curation of biological data
  • Intermediate level of Python or R
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Scientific writing and presentation skills
  • Willing to learn and open to feedback



  • Previous experience in database management (e.g. MySQL, MariaDB)
  • Understanding of the basic concepts of machine learning


What we value in our team

Our team reflects the interdisciplinary collaboration required to solve this big challenge – ranging from software and data science to genetics and health care. We are a proudly diverse, international group of creative problem-solvers and humble learners that care about having a positive impact on society and are also aware of the trust placed in us. This is why we value transparency and kindness, taking ownership and we encourage your personal growth:


  • Develop your personal skills and knowledge with resources like books and courses to learn continuously
  • Dynamic and flexible work environment that you can design (incl. remote work options)
  • Participate in our success: equity options in full-time position after successful internship
  • Possibility to grow with the company and influence our direction
  • Regular social activities: participate only if you feel like it


We see diversity as a core feature of our team and encourage you to apply especially if you are from an underrepresented group.