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Summer Intern/ Cheminformatics


Department Description:

Our department consists of data scientists aligned to molecular modalities within research. We support Chemogenomics, medicines design, cellular imaging, and high-throughput and high content screening platforms. To support these drug discovery technologies, we develop and deploy cutting edge machine learning techniques and data science solutions and work closely with other scientists within inter-departmental matrix teams. Our work requires us to both understand the scientific challenges the teams we work with face and be able to craft the correct computational solutions.

Job Description:

We are seeking a 3-month intern to work on a machine learning method that leverages internal and external data to predict associations between small molecules and potential targets. This intern will be working within the data science department and collaborating with individuals across the chemical biology, protein design and informatics, and AI/ML departments.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering, computer science, or related physical or life sciences discipline.
  • Must be able to work full-time (35-40 hours/week) throughout the duration of the assignment.
  • Must have an active student status and/or within 12 months post-graduation from a BS or MS degree program. Post-doctoral candidates are not eligible.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Ph.D. in computational chemistry, cheminformatics, protein informatics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, computer science, machine learning methods or related discipline.
  • Experience with machine learning.
  • Proficient in python.
  • Knowledge of protein sequence and structure and/or chemical structure representation.
  • Knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry.
  • Experience using high performance computing clusters for job submission.


  • While GSK embraces a flexible work environment, we do require certain positions to be onsite. Candidates who are hired for an on-site role or hybrid role, and reside outside of 50-miles from their assigned work location, are eligible for relocation stipend. This is a one-time payment to help offset housing & relocation expenses. Please refer to the position details for the requirements of each position. 
  • GSK Interns and Co-ops are offered a competitive hourly pay rate and benefits. Please note, benefits eligibility determined the month following date of hire.

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must successfully pass a drug screen and background check prior to assignment target start date.  
  • If your skillsets are a match for this role, you will be contacted by our recruitment team with next steps to complete our internal World of GSK Assessment.
    • Please note, you must receive a passing score to move forward in the interview process. Once your assessment is complete, a recruiter will review your results and be in touch with next steps.