ASPIRE Internship: Concert Genetics, Clinical Data Scientist Intern, Franklin, TN

Angela Zito
August 30, 2017
Posted in Announcements

ASPIRE Internship Opportunity:

Concert Genetics
Clinical Data Scientist Intern

810 Crescent Center Drive
Suite 280
Franklin, TN 37067


Concert Genetics (, formerly NextGxDx, is a healthcare IT company located in Franklin, TN.  Our mission is to provide tools that connect, unify, and simplify the world of genetic testing.

Concert’s internship program is designed to help graduate students and post-doctoral fellows seeking to gain experience in an early stage healthcare IT company.

Concert is looking for  well-organized,  energetic,  and  highly  motivated  individuals  to  assist  with  ongoing  projects.  Individuals will assist  with  various  projects  within  the clinical and client services  groups , depending  both  on  the  student’s  interest  and  the  needs  of  the  company.  We are  a  team-oriented  company,  and  therefore,  the  intern  will  work  closely  with  our  genetic counselors and data scientists  on  improving  our  products  offering  through  the  creative  application  of  data about the genetic testing market and analysis of policies.  Given this, we are  seeking  individuals  who  have  expertise  in  a  specific  discipline  (genetics, life sciences, bioinformatics, database management, data modeling, data analysis)  and  are  looking  for  experience  and  exposure  to  other  disciplines  related  to  working  in  a  business/healthcare /health policy /analytics/young company environment  that  operates  on  the  forefront  of  genetic  medicine. 



  • Internship will be from September- December, 2017 (~14 weeks).
  • Hours may vary, but the expectation is that the intern will be available for at least 8 hours per week.  There is some flexibility depending on the interest and availability of the student.
  • Internship will be paid at $15.00 per hour
  • This opportunity will provide exposure to national-level policy development around genetic testing, life science/ tech company environment, industry R&D and data science.
  • The intern will be working directly with our genetic counselors and data scientists on projects relevant to genetic testing market analytics, policy curation, development and analysis
  • A formal letter from Concert stating the internship goals and the intern’s accomplishments will be presented to the intern upon successful completion. This letter can be used as formal verification of the internship in subsequent job applications.
  • The intern will be  requested  to  devote  at  least  1  day  per  week  in  the  Concert office.  This is an  important  component  of  the  internship  that  will  provide  a  unique  glimpse  of  what  the  daily  activities  of  a  startup  company  entail.

We seek individuals with the following characteristics:

  • Goal-oriented and ambitious
  • Highly-motivated to learn and to experience a new field.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possess a basic knowledge of genetics/genomics.
  • Experience  with  analytic  programming  languages such as R,  Python, Matlab, SPSS, etc. is a plus, as it shows the ability to use advanced data analysis tools.
  • Experience with large datasets and database use and/or management is  a  plus.
  • Pursuit  of  a  degree  in  a  biotechnology  or  IT‐related  discipline  (Biology,  computer  science,  mathematics,  engineering, etc.)
  • Enthusiasm for Foosball a plus
  • Adaptable to changing circumstances and goals.


Applications due by midnight, Tuesday September 19th, 2017


  • Fill out the following ASPIRE Internship Application found here: (
  • Submit a resume and cover letter to Ashley Brady at (Please submit documents as pdfs with your last name_concertgenetics_Fa 2017 in the file name and with subject line: ASPIRE Internship: Concert Genetics)
  • Schedule an in-person meeting with Ashley Brady prior to the application deadline.


Your information will then be passed along to the company who will contact you directly to schedule an interview.

For further questions, please contact Ashley Brady (


Please review ASPIRE Internship FAQs: Found here
​For further questions, please contact Ashley Brady (

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must be a current Vanderbilt University PhD student or a current postdoctoral fellow.
  • All PhD students must have completed all coursework for their degree prior to the start of the internship.
  • Biomedical PhD students must also have passed their qualifying exams before the application deadline.
  • Students and postdocs may not participate in more than one internship at a time.  More than one application may be submitted at a single time, but only one position can be accepted. 
  • If you are not in a department supported by the BRET office, we will also require that you complete a form guaranteeing PI approval to participate in this program.  Please contact Ashley Brady at for more information.
  • If you are an international student or postdoctoral fellow, your visa status may affect your work eligibility. Please contact Ashley Brady ( to discuss this further.