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15 Jun 2022

Internship Undergraduate Summer Intern

Gryphon Scientific, LLC – Posted by Takoma Park, Maryland, United States

Job Description

Company Description

Gryphon Scientific is a small, growing consulting business with a unique focus on physical and life sciences, public health, and program management and evaluation. We capitalize on our staff’s rich, past experience in the laboratory, in policy shops and from the field, combined with literature-based research and interview data collection, to tackle projects with complex technical challenges. Our projects drive policy changes in security, preparedness, and science policy at the highest levels of US government. Abroad, we advise governments in the developing world on how to cope with daunting public health challenges. Our aim is to improve the health and safety of populations world-wide. Gryphon strongly encourages collaboration across disciplines, throughout the company, and between junior and senior staff, including a large cadre of PhD scientists. Personal and professional development are actively supported through opportunities to work across a wide range of projects. The energy of our small business environment, as well as our commitment to technical excellence, attracts staff with interesting and impressive backgrounds as well as recent graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career. Gryphon boasts a friendly work environment, a comprehensive employee benefit package, and places an emphasis on work-life integration, which has afforded us excellent employee retention. Gryphon strives to maintain diversity, equity, inclusion, and sense of belonging in our daily work. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity.

Job Description

The Gryphon Internship Program is a flexible, academically stimulating program set in a friendly work environment. Gryphon interns work in a wide range of exciting fields. As a Gryphon intern, you will participate in projects focused on public safety, homeland security and emerging infectious disease. Most projects require analysis of professional journals and publications with the goal of extracting and summarizing relevant information. For example, in a project for the NIH, Gryphon interns processed data on potential therapies for major threats to public health. In work for WHO, a Gryphon intern gathered data on what research was being done on poliovirus around the world conducting policy analyses, or coordinating stakeholders participating in discussions, interviews or workshops. You may also use your quantitative and analytical skills to develop parameters for mathematical models of infectious disease spread and consequences. Each project will enable you to think, research and write in new ways. You will not, however, be involved in laboratory work; there is no lab on the premises.

Minimum Qualifications:

U.S. citizenship is required due to government client requirements.
Must be a rising senior working towards a B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Biomedical Sciences, Neurology, or a closely related field.
GPA greater than 3.0 in 2nd (sophomore) and third (junior) years.
Required Skills:

Ability to work independently.
Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Minimum 10-week commitment (ability to take up to a single 1-week unpaid break/vacation during internship, not counting towards 10-week minimum)
Gryphon Offers flexible working hours and options for in-person (in the District of Columbia (DC) metropolitan area), hybrid or remote (within the US) work.

How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Internship.

Job expires in 80 days.

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