Job Title: Data Science Intern

Organization: Makerere University

Location: Kampala

Duration: 2 months


Roles and responsibilities: 

  • Read up and understand the basics of cell signaling and the role of BRAF inhibitors in cancer treatment.
  • Starting from an existing preliminary image analysis pipeline, developing a pipeline for robust segmentation of the full cell body from bright field images using segmentation tools such as Stardist and Cellpose.
  • Apply this image analysis pipeline to experimental data provided by the LSP to extract single-cell features from timelapse movies of cells treated with BRAF inhibitors.
  • Perform explorative data analysis on the provided experimental data and visualize the results to identify potential markers of drug-resistant cells.
  • The work will be mostly done using Python. Basic experience with Python, as well as basic Biology and image processing is an advantage.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2nd or 3rd year of study at Makerere University with a computing and data science background


How To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit their applications online via the link below:

Click here to apply!

Application Deadline: 12 June 2023


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