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Bioinformatics Co-Op

Department: 106 Data Sciences

Location: Waltham, MA

Company Overview:

Dyne Therapeutics is a clinical-stage muscle disease company focused on advancing innovative life-transforming therapeutics for people living with genetically driven diseases. With its proprietary FORCE™ platform, Dyne is developing modern oligonucleotide therapeutics that are designed to overcome limitations in delivery to muscle tissue seen with other approaches. Dyne has a broad portfolio of programs for serious muscle diseases, including candidates for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). For more information, please visit, and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Role Summary

Dyne is seeking a highly motivated Co-Op to participate in research on innovative oligonucleotide therapeutics for rare neuromuscular disease. You will apply your computational skills to the engineering and analysis of data in our drug discovery programs. In partnership with biologists, bioinformatics and platform scientists, you will work with complex drug discovery, multi-omics, and preclinical datasets. Using methods for data transformation and visualization, you will enable insights about novel therapeutic strategies and their potential to impact disease. The successful candidate will be collaborative, detail-oriented, enjoy learning new skills and working in a fast-paced environment. Dyne’s Co-Op program offers students the opportunity to learn and work at a cutting-edge company in the biotech industry. This an exceptional opportunity for student to be exposed to many facets of the company and learn about drug discovery from Dyne’s muscle disease programs.

This role is based in Waltham, MA without the possibility of being a remote role. This role will be for a 6 month period beginning in January 2023.

Key Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Preprocessing and analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) datasets.
  • Integration, and visualization of preclinical data sets generated by biology and platform development teams.
  • Development of extensible methods to capture therapeutic design and activity data to enable search and use by scientists.
  • Mining of bioassay data about potency, stability, and manufacturability of DNA- and RNA-based therapies.
  • Development of computer-based methods with regular communication of progress to the project team and accurate records of technical work.
  • Presentation of learnings and findings to the team at the end of the Co-Op term.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student in a relevant field, such as bioinformatics, cheminformatics, applied mathematics, or computer science or equivalent experience
  • Programming experience in R and/or Python; familiarity with code management and notebook IDE such as jupyter
  • Hands-on analysis experience with biological data types, such as transcriptomics and proteomics
  • Understanding of biochemical assays such as HPLC, western blot, ELISA, etc.
  • Understanding of relational databases, SQL, json, or other data management structures
  • Familiarity with statistical learning methods, such as supervised and unsupervised modeling
  • Strong organizational skills and solid written and oral communication ability



The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time.  The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned. All Employees are expected to adhere to all company policies and act as a role model for company values.

Dyne Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.