Scientific Software Engineer Student Intern, NEU

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Multiple Locations

Job posting number: #7099603 (Ref:JR001880)

Posted: May 9, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This position is available to Northeastern University students who are currently enrolled and eligible for Co-op. 


The Computational Sciences department is seeking a Software Engineer co-op student. The co-op will have opportunities to engage and participate in a real-world software development project in collaboration with Software Engineers and Scientists at The Jackson Laboratory. They will have opportunities to collaborate in the discovery of stakeholder requirements, code reviews, software unit and integration testing, CI/CD techniques, Cloud services, and agile methodology. The work will be approached as a software engineering project in which the co-op student gathers functional requirements through meeting with stakeholders and creates a software design document to guide their work through the duration of the project.

About Your JAX Internship Experience 

Join peers selected from educational institutions across the country for a summer of professional growth and career exploration. As a JAX Intern you will receive a dedicated mentor in your department and connect with your fellow interns through JAX-sponsored activities.


 Practiced in:

  • Developing software applications and software design patterns
  • Software documentation and software design documentation
  • Software requirements gathering

Knowledge of:

  • Test Driven Development
  • Unit testing and Integration testing
  • Automated software testing and delivery pipelines
  • The “Twelve Factor App” methodology
  • Common Software Development Life Cycle methodologies; Agile and DevOps

Desired Qualifications 

JAX encourages application from a diverse mix of educational experiences and backgrounds. Preferred qualifications include: 

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Computer Science or related majors
  • Interest in software tool development for biomedical research
  • Motivated and self-driven

About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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Job posting number:#7099603 (Ref:JR001880)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
United States
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