Science Intern

Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Author

FitnessGenes

Who are we?

We’re a friendly, curious and determined bunch of science, tech and fitness enthusiasts who are passionate about creating personalised health, nutrition and fitness solutions to support our customers in achieving their fitness goals. We are results focused, but enjoy having fun along the way, whether that be a team sprint or a lunchtime run! We pride ourselves on our scientific approach and use of technology to continually grow and drive the business forwards.

 

What will you be doing?

With us, you’ll be gathering research on genetic and lifestyle factors, building and developing recommendations; from high vs low volume weight lifting to a high protein breakfast.

With our summer internship, you’ll experience work and life with FitnessGenes, from science team meetings and product launches to running clubs and social evenings. You'll get a taste of what it’s like to work at a fast growing science based start-up.

 

Why join us?

  • Be part of a world leading team for interpreting DNA, genetic traits, and environmental data
  • Learn, grow and excel with our close-knit expert teams
  • Work in a supportive culture with lifestyle healthy hours
  • Our office is just a short walk away from Hyde park, Oxford Street and the Science and Natural History museums
  • Free FitnessGenes test and use of the service
  • Flexible working supported
  • Free tea, coffee, biscuits and good beer & cider
  • A fitness benefits package
  • In-house showers bike lock-up and ping-pong tables
  • Regular networking and social events in the building

 

 

What are we looking for?

  • Studying a science (preferably but not exclusively biology, physiology, psychology) or sports based degree
  • Enthusiasm for fitness, nutrition and/or sports
  • In your penultimate or final year of an undergraduate degree (second year students in an integrated masters degree are accepted)
  • On course for a 2.1 degree
  • Able to commute to our office in Paddington, London

 


To Apply
If you are interested please send us your CV along with 200-800 words describing how you would plan one of the following projects by May 17th:

  • Diet (e.g. 5:2, Atkins, low carb) recommendation based on genetics, physiological data and any other user input (e.g. lose fat, gain muscle, run faster).
  • Behavioural change techniques to help different groups of people achieve their fitness goal based on genetics, physiological data and any other user input (e.g. lose fat, gain muscle, run faster).
  • A training, nutrition and lifestyle (sleep, supplements etc) plan for an elite athlete in either cycling or powerlifting to improve their performance over an 8 week period. Evidence sources for your recommendations is encouraged!

 

Designing one or more surveys of 1000 people to answer the following questions:

  • What is their most common fitness goal?
  • What is their most common reason given for not reaching a fitness goal?
  • Is there any relation between genetic or lifestyle factors and fitness goals or level of goal achievement?


Note: Bullet points, diagrams and any other ways to present your information are welcome!

 

How to apply

If this sounds like you, then please send your CV to us at: nicola.hanson@fitnessgenes.com.

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