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Biosciences and Biotechnology Student Intern

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Students & Faculty
Job ID: 102088
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Note:   These are Temporary Student Intern appointments.  Assignments are for either a full-time position during the summer academic break; a co-op position, full-time during the academic semester/quarter, or a year-round part-time position during the academic year and full time during academic breaks. Refer to the Scholar Program website at additional student employment information. 

Selected applicants will be required to provide transcripts.

We have multiple openings for undergraduate and graduate level students, and recent Bachelors or Masters level graduates within one year the opportunity to engage in practical research to further their educational goals. Opportunities include both computational and experimental research on problems associated with bioenergy, microbial communities, biodefense, and innate immunity.
Essential Duties
At the Undergraduate Level (Non-exempt):
- Students will work with biologists, biochemists and computational scientists engaged in research on specific projects, including co-culture of bacteria to breakdown cellulose and produce hydrogen, bacterial biofilm formation and interactions with semiconductor materials for hydrogen production, microbial enzyme catalyzeddeconstruction of lignin and cellulose for biofuel processing, biochemical pathway inference from fenomic sequences, and computational modeling of protein structure from sequence information.
- Under close supervision, will participate in research in assigned area.
- Gather and analyze data and perform literature searches in support of scientific research.
- Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
At the Graduate and Recent Grad Level (Exempt):
- Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area.
- Report and translate data using common software packages on a PC and/or Macintosh computer.
- Performs technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects.
- Present work through presentations and/or poster sessions.
At the Undergraduate (Non-exempt):
¿- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, biophysics, computational biology, or a related field.
- Ability to apply basic scientific principles to solve technical problems.
- Demonstrated effective communication skills.
- Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
- Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Ability to work in a team environment.
At the Graduate and Recent Grad Level (Exempt):
- Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or a recent Bachelors or Masters graduate degree within one year of completion.
- Demonstrated academic achievement in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or a related field.
- Experience applying basic scientific principles to solve technical problems.
- Ability to operate PC and/or Macintosh computers to translate and report scientific data.
Desired Qualifications
- GPA of 3.0 or above.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level:  None.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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