Intern - Bioinformatics R&D Undergrad Summer

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



What Your Job Will Be Like We are seeking an Intern - Bioinformatics R&D Undergrad Summer As a Bioinformatics Intern, you will work on exciting research projects at the interface of biology, chemistry and engineering. You will join a multidisciplinary team and support exciting research projects using bioinformatics to address important challenges in health, biodefense and bioenergy. On any given day, you may be called up to work with a mentor on the following: * machine learning * DNA sequence analysis * measurements of gene expression * interpreting and presenting data to the team Note that COVID-19 restrictions this spring/summer may limit the opportunities for on-site intern hire. Posting Duration This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the 'posting date'. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. Qualifications We Require You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements: * Currently attending and enrolled full time (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited undergraduate program * Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major * Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 * Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer * U.S. citizenship Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position. Qualifications We Desire * Ability to program in at least one computer language such as PERL, Python, C/C++ or R * Familiarity with Unix programming environment and shell commands * Laboratory or computational research experience * Excellent communication skills combined with the ability to organize and present scientific result About Our Team The Applied Biosciences and Engineering group is research team comprised of four highly collaborative departments: Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Bioresource & Environmental Security Systems Biology and Biomaterials & Bioengineering. The team, located in Livermore, and Emeryville, CA, performs both basic and applied biological and bioengineering research with broad applications in national security. This work is carried out in partnership with the Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) as well as other external academic and commercial partners. The department is highly multidisciplinary and is comprised of researchers with expertise in many disciplines of biology, chemistry and engineering. About Sandia Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: * Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide * Extraordinary co-workers * Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world * Career advancement and enrichment opportunities * Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance* World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov * These benefits vary by job classification. Security Clearance This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date. EEO All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

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