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Research Intern - Biomedical Platforms and Genomics



Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Research Internships at Microsoft provide a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers, who pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.

This position is for a Research Internship - Biomedical Platforms and Genomics with the Microsoft Health Futures group at Microsoft Research in Redmond (USA). Health Futures is responsible for research, incubation, product engineering and strategic partnerships that drive cross-company strategy, as well as value creation in the health and life sciences. We are an interdisciplinary team of researchers, scientists, engineers, biotechnologists, designers, social scientists, strategists, healthcare experts and medical professionals who endeavor to develop next-generation methods and tools for health and healthcare. We offer a unique vibrant environment that features cutting-edge academic research, enterprise software development, and real-world delivery, with close feedback loops and rapid iterations among all three, much like a lean startup. Our mission is to empower every person on the planet to live a healthier future.

We are looking for a Research Intern to join the Biomedical Platforms and Genomics team within Health Futures. We are focusing our efforts into 3 main core areas—expanding a genomics research & discovery platform, enabling rapid automation and analysis at scale, and optimizing compliant and secure turnkey solutions. This role will require an interdisciplinary approach and willingness to collaborate widely with projects and stakeholders across Health Futures and the broader Microsoft organization.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


Research Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world’s best researchers, Research Interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Research Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, Research Interns are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other Research Interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the community. Research internships are available in all areas of research, and are offered year-round, though they typically begin in the summer.


Required Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Bioengineering, Computer Science, or a related field.

Other Requirements

  • Research Interns are expected to be physically located in their manager’s Microsoft worksite location for the duration of their internship.
  • In addition to the qualifications below, you’ll need to submit a minimum of two reference letters for this position. After you submit your application, a request for letters may be sent to your list of references on your behalf. Note that reference letters cannot be requested until after you have submitted your application, and furthermore, that they might not be automatically requested for all candidates. You may wish to alert your letter writers in advance, so they will be ready to submit your letter.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with :
    • Large genomic data and distributed computing
    • Genomics data annotation
    • Natural language processing
  • Experience with :
    • Deep learning platforms, such as PyTorch or TensorFlow
    • Programming (ideally Python and R)
    • Collaborating with interdisciplinary teams
The base pay range for this internship is USD $6,290 - $12,170 per month. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $8,060 - $13,240 per month.

Learn more about base pay ranges and pay equity: https://careers.microsoft.com/v2/global/en/us-intern-pay.html

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