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Job Title: PhD Intern - Biosurveillance App Development Competition (NSIP)
Job Number: 306927
Organization: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Posted: 11/8/2017
Type: Internship
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Other
Number of Openings: 3
Location: Richland,  WA    USA
Compensation: Paid 40 hr/week 10 week program with cash bonuses
Position Description: PNNL is hosting its 4th Annual Summer Biosurveillance Web-based Application Development Competition to foster novel and creative approaches for enhanced biosurveillance. Intern teams, comprised of Public Health/Biostaticians, computer software engineers/scientists, and user design students, will be responsible for identifying the target user (surveillance analyst) and usage scenarios, in addition to designing and developing the application. Interns will be encouraged to leverage and adapt existing algorithms, models, tools, and other methods to support the analytic needs of the target users. Over the course of the 10-week program, each intern team will develop and produce a fully functional disease surveillance-related web application. The experience will include mentorship from various field-related experts along with networking and exposure to working in a national laboratory environment with governmental sponsors. At the conclusion of the program, a panel of domain experts will judge the intern apps and the winners will be awarded with cash bonuses. The competition will be managed to provide both a positive educational experience for the interns as well as a high-quality software product.

PNNL will organize and provide support and guidance for a solid design and implementation process. Teams will be chosen to contain a suitable representation of experience, including software engineering, human-computer interaction, social media, epidemiology, biosurveillance, and mathematical modeling and simulation. Additionally, interns will exhibit a strong desire to work collaboratively in a team and the ability to effectively communicate and present their ideas.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a PhD program at an accredited college. Minimum GPA of 3.3 is required. . Preferred Qualifications - Web application development - Software engineering / computer science - Epidemiology / Public Health - Use Experience Design Preferred Education - Currently enrolled in a PhD program in: computer science, computer engineering, user experience design, HCI, public health, epidemiology, or related fields.

Organization Description: Powered by the creativity and innovation of 4,300 exceptional scientists, engineers and support professionals, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is advancing the frontiers of science and addressing some of the most challenging problems in energy, the environment and national security.

Closing Date: 3/30/2018
Desired Starting Date: 6/11/2018
Contact Name: Lauren Charles,  DVM, Data Scientist PhD
Contact Location: 902 Battelle Blvd

Richland   WA  99354
United States
Contact Location: 902 Battelle Blvd
  Richland   WA  99354
  United States
Contact Phone: 509-372-4976 
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Additional Information: When asked to upload your resume to your application, you need to upload one (1) PDF file that includes the following: 1. Current resume or CV 2. Unofficial transcripts for all current and past degrees 3. A 300-word essay describing your prior work, and how you see your skills fitting within the Biosurveillance Competition.

Some information on previous competitions can be found here: • • • • •

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