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Educational Opportunities

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Biodefense Internship Program

Orion Integrated Biosciences Inc. is a Biodefense Company advancing new analytical and visualization tools for the detection, characterization and mitigation of infectious diseases and the interpretation and contextualization of Big Data for Biodefense.

Our activities focus on strengthening national security by supporting the Department of Homeland Security through DHS Centers of Excellence (e.g., the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases, CEEZAD); the US Department of Defense; and the US Department of Agriculture USDA-APHIS, Veterinary Services (e.g., the Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, CEAH).

Part of the mission of Orion Integrated Biosciences Inc. is the establishment of a Biodefense Internship Program for junior computer scientists and software engineers in order to strengthen the next generation workforce in the areas of bioscience and national security.

Eligibility Requirements

  • US citizen
  • Be formally admitted or have an application in process as a full-time student (graduate or undergraduate)
  • Pursuing, or have obtained a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher

Preferred Technical Experience

  • Proficiency with Java, JavaScript based frameworks including D3, WebGL, CSS, HTML 5 and Qt
  • Proficiency with C/C++, Python, code integration, performance benchmarking, and optimization of scientific models
  • Experience with the development of WebApps to create, run, and display Big Data analytics and simulation results
  • Experience with programming support on remote and local High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters
  • Experience with PostgreSQL, Hadoop, MongoDB and/or NonSQL
  • Proficiency with GPU programming
  • Capable of integrating and testing secure operating system environments
  • Proficient in the development of mobile applications

Interested Applicants Send CV and Cover Letter by February 15, 2017 to:


Orion Integrated Biosciences Inc.

2005 Research Park Circle

Manhattan, KS 66502