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Intern - Bacterial Genomics and Computational Biology, R&D Undergrad Year Round

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0, U.S. citizenship, and proficiency in scripting, microbiology, bioinformatics, and Linux. Experience with genome engineering and a strong interest in computational biology is desired.
  • You will devise computational approaches for genomic island expansion, collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, and communicate research findings through scientific papers. Work remote with hybrid options.

Off-cycle Internship

Research & Development, ScienceLivermore


  • Are you looking to do creative research that addresses civilizations’ major challenges such as climate change and infectious disease? Would you be excited to work in a multidisciplinary team, interacting with world class scientists across multiple national labs and universities?
  • Sandia California’s Systems Biology Department is seeking bioinformaticians/computational biologists to join our research team. The selected applicant will engage in fundamental work improving the characterization of mobile elements and horizontal gene transfer across bacteria, and help develop applied technologies derived from this knowledge base such as new synthetic biology and gene editing methods and vectors, and advanced phage therapy. Remote work is acceptable, with adequate communication.


  • 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 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 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
  • U.S. citizen, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Qualifications We Desire:
  • Major in bioinformatics or computational biology, or, in biochemistry, microbiology, evolutionary biology or a related field coupled with strong experience in bioinformatics or computational biology. Alternatively, a major in computer or information sciences with an academic foundation in biology and strong interest in developing bioinformatics skills.
  • Strong scripting skills (e.g., knowledge of python or Perl)
  • A strong background in microbiology, including studies of microbiomes, genome evolution, microbial communities and bacteriophages.
  • Bioinformatics skills and familiarity with related software tools for phylogenetics, comparative genomics, genome assembly and genome annotation.
  • Familiarity with Linux and slurm job launching
  • Experience with genome engineering and synthetic biology
  • Computational biology skills.
  • Familiarity with prokaryotic genomics, genetics and molecular biology.
  • Protein Engineering Postdoctoral Appointee Careers

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Work remote with hybrid options
  • Devise innovative computational approaches to expand and annotate the world’s largest well-curated database of microbial genomic islands
  • Work collaboratively to execute, track and refine project plans with an integrated multidisciplinary team that may include members from national labs, universities and industry
  • Contribute to communicating your research through writing scientific papers


Work type

Full time

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