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Biological Sciences Graduate Internship Program at Los Alamos, Apply Online

Biological Sciences Graduate Internship Program at Los Alamos, Apply Online

Req. Number: IRC129254

Organization: B-GEN

City, State: Los Alamos, New Mexico

Recruiter Name: Schmidt, Haley Wray

What You Will Do

Do something that matters and make a real difference at one of the World’s most prestigious and innovative multidisciplinary research institutions!

The Biological Sciences Graduate Student (GRA) Program offers paid summer and year-round internships for graduate students in a variety of Biological Science projects. The program provides mentoring, hands-on technical experience, and professional development opportunities through a formalized work plan complementing the student’s chosen area of study.

Examples of LANL projects in Biological Science include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of cutting-edge bioinformatics tools that solve challenges in genome assembly, annotation, variant calling and transcriptomics;
  • Understanding telomere biology in plants and algae;
  • Adaptation of microfluidic techniques bacterial cell capture;
  • Exploring the role of the vacuolar proton-pumping pyrophosphatase, AVP1, on starch accumulation in the microalgae Picochlorum soloecismus; and
  • Designing, building, and testing microfluidic platforms for single cell sorting and analysis.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience working with DNA sequencing technologies, bioinformatics pipeline development or software engineering.
  • Experience in genomics data analysis, such as transcriptomics, genome assembly, genome annotation, or variant calling analysis pipelines.
  • Experience working in command line environments and with computational cluster submission tools (such as SLURM).
  • Lab, coursework, or experience in molecular biology or microbiology.

Education: Currently enrolled in an accredited graduate degree program in any Biological Science discipline. Examples of Biological Science disciplines of greatest interest include: Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Ecology, Forestry, Life Science, and Wildlife Biology. Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours (or full time equivalent). Candidate must currently have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

Desired Qualifications:

Students selected for GRA internships in Biological Sciences are most competitive when they possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • Computer programming in support of scientific data acquisition or analysis in bioscience;
  • Experimental techniques currently used within your selected biological science subfield(s);
  • Laboratory experience demonstrating an attention to detail and commitment to safe work practices;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written) well in a professional scientific context; and
  • Commitment to achieving results in a complex social and organizational setting.

Work Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

Note to Applicants:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

U.S. Citizenship: Many Laboratory positions will require or eventually require a security clearance, which typically requires U.S. Citizenship to obtain, except in extremely limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page at
Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Free basic life and disability insurance
  • Paid childbirth and parental leave
  • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
  • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
  • Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)
  • Onsite gyms and wellness programs
  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Link to apply: Apply Here

Keywords: Biological Sciences, Graduate Internship, LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, Research, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Experimental Techniques, Communication Skills

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