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18-1013 Research and Development Intern - Computational Biology

Streck La Vista, NE

Job Description

Streck’s summer internship and assistant program offers individuals meaningful real-world experience, training and professional growth. We are seeking candidates for internship and assistant level positions within multiple departments across our organization. We are in search for ambitious, enthusiastic, and talented individuals that will exemplify and complement our innovative culture.



Streck is seeking candidates for a research and development summer intern to work with our scientific professionals on computational biology approaches for biomedical applications that support new product development. This position will primarily work within the scope of our new product development group. Primary responsibilities will include development of analytical methods and model systems that facilitate interpretation of data collected in Streck’s blood collection tubes. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and apply genomic, bioinformatic, and data visualization techniques in an industry environment.


The primary responsibilities include:

  • Organize bioinformatics and sequencing data in the lab and develop methods for data management and analysis of high throughput sequencing data from next-generation sequencing technologies 
  • The individual will be responsible for downloading large Fastq, BAM and/or Fasta files for analyses. Must have experience using existing software tools and modifying R scripts. Should be able to generate figures, and some statistical analyses. The lab routinely uses barcoding primers for multiplex NGS runs which require demultiplexing and analyses.
  • Design, develop and maintain robust analysis workflows and software pipelines, as well as custom scripts, to support the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data.
  • Provide biological interpretation of analysis results and present analysis results in a clear and concise manner, to scientific audiences.
  • Work as a team player across multidisciplinary teams to support ongoing project efforts.
  • Analysis of metadata towards identification of trends associated with disease


Requirements include:

  • Pursuing a graduate degree in Bioinformatics, Genetics or Genomics, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Experience with scripting languages such as R or Python
  • Experience with analysis of microbial and/or human genomes
  • Experience working with web-based visualization platforms such as D3. js or RShiny
  • Experience with SQL or other relational database queries
  • Experience with NGS analysis tools and methodologies including modification and tuning of software tools and analysis approaches
  • Experience providing analysis support for sequence data production
  • Interest and ability exploring and using new Technologies, Software, and programming languages.
  • Script and software development experience to support NGS data analysis


Visit www.streckcareers.com to learn more about Streck and apply for this opportunity.

 Streck develops and delivers quality control and diagnostic products that touch millions of lives and help validate the reputations of laboratories, hospitals and clinicians all over the world. 

For all of us at Streck, our job is not simply about scientific accuracy. It is just as much about responsiveness, commitment and responsibility. The result is something science alone cannot create: Trust.

Streck is located in a state-of-the art facility just minutes from Interstate 80 in the southwest Omaha/LaVista area.  We offer a collaborative environment with career advancement opportunities, competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, work/life balance and corporate wellness focus.

Streck is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and forbids discrimination against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, gender stereotyping and caregiver status), sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, disability, genetic information, citizenship, marital status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.



Job Details

Date Posted January 7, 2019
Date Closes February 9, 2019
Located In La Vista, NE
Department New Product Development
Job Type Full-time Internship
Compensation Hourly Wage, up to $14
Shift Custom
Hours 40 hours per week hours per week; M-F 8am-5pm
Start Date 2019-05-20
SOC Category 19-1042.00 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Zipcode 68128

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Profit Sharing
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Credit Union
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Health Club Membership
  • Health Fair
  • Holiday Party
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sports Teams / Leagues
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program
  • Merit Increases

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