Philippine Genome Center (PGC) Bioinformatics Training and Internship Program 2019-2020

Philippine Genome Center (PGC) Bioinformatics Training and Internship Program 2019-2020

Deadline: December 13, 2019

Applications are open for the Bioinformatics Training and Internship Program 2019-2020. The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) is inviting Filipino college students and young professionals (citizens and permanent residents of the Philippines) in science and engineering for a training and internship program in bioinformatics.

The Bioinformatics Training and Internship Program, expanded thanks to a grant by the Department of Science and Technology, is a 6-week program that provides interns with an opportunity to hone and develop their bioinformatics knowledge and practical skills in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment.

This year, the Core Facility for Bioinformatics welcomes students and young professionals in biology, molecular biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, and related fields, particularly those who are keen on pursuing research careers in bioinformatics and computational biology.


  • Accepted interns will receive training in introductory biology, genomics, and bioinformatics, and gain supervised, hands-on experience doing research or infrastructure development on real bioinformatics projects.
  • A fixed stipend of ₱19,000 will be provided to help cover travel and living expenses over the six-week internship.


All applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 units in biology, molecular biology, or a related field
  • Has experience in at least one programming language (e.g. Python, Java, R, etc.)
  • Self-motivated to study and to learn about multiple disciplines
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Preferably familiar with the Unix/Linux command line environment
  • Able to commit full-time during the course of internship
  • Must be citizens and residents of the Philippines


All applicants are requested to provide a copy of their curriculum vitae, as well as a letter of motivation addressed to Dr. Jan Michael Yap PhD, Director of the Computational Genomics and Systems Biology Programs of the Philippine Genome Center, to be submitted through the form linked below.

Applicants must in addition provide a brief, one-page proposal for a bioinformatics project, relating to their current work or area of interest. Individuals who have previously submitted an application for the previous BTIP batches and were not selected must submit a new application to follow the program’s screening protocol.

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For more information, visit PGC Bioinformatics Training and Internship.