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2023 Internship - Biological Sciences Intern with Security Clearance at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

2023 Internship - Biological Sciences Intern with Security Clearance

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Laurel, MD Full-Time
Description Are you interested in finding new ways to use biology to tackle todays National Security and National Health challenges? Are you passionate about using your knowledge of molecular biology to enable new capabilities? Do you thrive in a diverse, fast-paced and highly-collaborative scientific environment? We are seeking an intern who is passionate about biology to join our Biological Sciences group to contribute to our mission of using biology to address challenges that are impossible to solve with other domains of sciences. If you are pursuing a BS or MS in Biology or a related discipline and want to work in an exciting and collaborative environment to solve ambitious problems, wed love to have you join our group. As a member of our group you will... * Work with biologists on projects related to biochemistry and molecular biology, system and signal engineering, virology and microbiology, marine biology, and computational biology
* Collaborate with biologists and biochemists on driving innovation in the biological sciences to enable new capabilities addressing critical challenges
* Network and learn from experienced individuals with diverse backgrounds.
* Participate in a lively and collaborative group culture that encourages big ideas. Qualifications You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you... * Are pursuing a BS or MS in Biology, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, or other related fields.
* Have strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to lead and contribute to teams from any position.
* Have a demonstrated ability to execute experimentation and data analysis independently.
* Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.
* Are able to obtain an interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Secret level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
Youll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you have experience in... * Bacterial/mammalian cell culture
* Nucleic acid isolation and manipulation (e.g. PCR)
* Protein purification
* DNA sequencing library prep
* Plant growth, maintenance, and experimental methods
* Next-generation sequencing data analysis
* Python, R, or Perl programming languages
* Relational databases (e.g. SQL)
* Production of interactive data visualizations (e.g. D3)
* Fish and crustacean husbandry
* Water quality analysis, tracking, and adjusting
Why work at APL? The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers. About Us APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact . Only by ensuring that everyone's voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

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