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**Organization and Job ID**

Job ID: 303782

Directorate: Fundamental & Computational Sciences

Division: Integrative Omics

Group: Train & Learn


**Job Description**

The Biological Sciences Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory focuses on research using prediction and experimentation to understand the design of biological systems, translating the genome to functional capabilities for applications to energy, environment, and health. The Computational Omics group uses advanced computational and statistical foundations to deliver algorithms, visualization and analytics, scientific data management, and distributed data processing pipelines to achieve these goals.

This internship will offer candidates the opportunity to explore research and technology career options and gain practical training in computer science and computational biology. Opportunities are available year-round, though length of appointments may vary according to the candidate's current curriculum, research projects, and program funding. Research will be conducted in close collaboration and under the guidance PNNL scientists and engineers, and will include one or more of the applied disciplines above.


**Minimum Requirements**

Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5.



Applicants with experience in one or more of these areas, or closely related topics, are encouraged to apply:- bioinformatics

- algorithm design

- Human-Computer Interaction, interface development, or graphic design

- Web 2.0 technologies

- tools and methods for collaboration

- mathematical and statistical methods for information analysis and knowledge discovery

- high performance or data-intensive computing

- distributed computing

Additionally, candidates with any skills or experience in Java, C++/C#, PHP, R, Hadoop, MySQL, or algorithm development.

Degree information: must have or be working towards a degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Statistics, or related fields.

Science interest: microbiology, genetics, cancer, biofuels, mass spectrometry, ecology


**Equal Employment Opportunity**

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.


*Directorate:* *Fundamental & Computa Sci*

*Job Category:* *Undergraduate Internships*

*Group:* *Train & Learn*

*Opening Date:* *2014-11-20*

*Closing Date:* *2015-01-19*

About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

What if you could discover dark matter... curb U.S. dependence on foreign fuel... clean up an oil spill... or save the world from acts of violence before they happenall by making a vital scientific discovery today? Better yet, what if you could improve humanity for generations to come by finding and nurturing the scientists who will discover a myriad of ways to improve the world around us? Would you? We are.

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, our mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation. Our vision: PNNL science and technology inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely. Our values of integrity, creativity, collaboration, impact and courage provide the foundation for all we do.

Located in Richland, Washington, PNNL is one among ten U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories managed by DOE's Office of Science. Our research strengthens the U.S. foundation for innovation, and we help find solutions for not only DOE, but for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, other government agencies, universities and industry. Unlike others, our multidisciplinary scientific teams are brought together to address their problems. More specifically, at PNNL we

  • provide the facilities, unique scientific equipment, and world-renowned scientists and engineers to strengthen U.S. scientific foundations through fundamental research and innovation
  • prevent and counter acts of terrorism through applied research in information analysis, cyber security, and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • increase U.S. energy capacity and reduce dependence on imported oil through research of hydrogen and biomass-based fuels
  • reduce the effects of energy generation and use on the environment.

Today, approximately 4,900 are employed at PNNL; our business volume is more than $1.1 billion. Our Richland campus includes unique laboratories and specialized equipment as well as the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE Office of Science national scientific user facility. In addition to the Richland campus, we operate a marine research facility in Sequim, Washington; and satellite offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C.

Battellethe world's largest independent scientific research and technology development organizationhas operated PNNL for DOE and its predecessors since 1965. One unique feature of Battelle's contract with DOE allows research to be conducted for private industry.

To learn more, see our video(Offsite link)Advancing Transformational Science and Technology on our video page. Thank you for visiting our web site. If you have questions or comments, pleasecontact us.

In one way or another, we hope you will join us and make a scientific discovery today that transforms tomorrow for the better.