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Job Title: Masters Intern: Innovative Chem-Bio Threat Reduction Mobile App Competition
Job Number: 308590
Organization: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Posted: 11/26/2018
Type: Internship
Number of Openings: 12
Location: Richland,  WA    USA
Compensation: Based on education level
Position Description: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking ambitious, high caliber candidates for assignments within the National Security Internship Program (NSIP) for an Innovative Chemical-Biological Threat Reduction Mobile App Competition Internship.

PNNL will host a mobile application (app) development competition to foster novel and creative approaches for countering biological and chemical weapons of mass destruction (CWMD). Intern teams will be responsible for identifying the target user and usage scenarios, as well as design and develop 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, tactical decision support aid, Android 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. 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, 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, data science, epidemiology, and mathematical modeling and simulation. Additionally, interns will exhibit a strong desire to work collaboratively in a team, think creatively, and effectively communicate and present their ideas.

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Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: U.S. citizenship is required.

For Undergraduate Students: Candidates must be degree-seeking students at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 3.3. Candidates must be enrolled as a Senior status.

For Graduate Students: Candidates must be matriculated/enrolled in a PhD or Master's program at an accredited college or university. Minimum GPA of 3.3 is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Android application development Software engineering / computer science Data science Epidemiology / Biostatistics User Experience Design

Organization Description: Our researchers within National Security at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) focus on delivering high-impact, science-based, practical solutions to our clients to prevent and counter acts of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Our world-leading capabilities cross-cut market needs and one of our major strengths is our ability to integrate our research and projects across PNNL and take them to market. We are committed to providing excellent service to our clients to help make our world safe and more secure.

Closing Date: 2/26/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Lauren Charles,  Masters Intern: Innovative Chem-Bio Threat Reduction Mobile App Competition
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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How to Apply: Applications are accepted here:

Title: Innovative Chemical-Biological Threat Reduction Mobile App Competition (NSIP) Job IDs per education level: 308589 – Undergraduate Senior level 308590 – Masters intern 308591 – PhD intern

Additional Information: Must be available during the full 10-week duration between mid-June through mid-August (exact start and end dates will be provided during interview).

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