Computer Science/Bioinformatics Internship Program

Organization Name: Axle Informatics
Intern Job Title: Computer Science/Bioinformatics Internship Program
Contact: Shelby Jensen
Phone: (301) 637-686
Location: Hamilton, MT

We at Axle Informatics are looking for students who are detail-oriented and quick learners to be the next interns in a high-performing, fast-paced organization that offers innovative services to one of the top medical research centers in the world, the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

About the Company:

Axle Informatics is an information technology company that offers innovative computer services, informatics, and enterprise solutions to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. We focus on developing and applying technology tools and techniques to empower decision-making and accelerate the discovery in translational research. We have developed multiple software programs and applications specialized for different types of research facilities & universities aimed at optimizing laboratory operations. Our solutions encompass sample management, data acquisition and processing, reporting, and scientific data management.

Job Description:

  • Attaining hands-on experience with developing both front and back-end bioinformatics software
  • Assist in development of software using a variety of languages (ex: Java, R, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Ruby)
  • Designing new features and performance enhancements for existing systems
  • Participate in testing and fixing bugs in existing written codes
  • Developing a guide detailing program limitations to aid in future analysis of investigator datasets
  • Help develop effective pipelines to manage and visualize scientific datasets
  • Gaining on-site work experience at various locations within the NIH

Who you are:

  • Demonstrated interest and understanding in computer science or bioinformatics disciplines
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, Java, R, JavaScript, Perl, Python, Ruby
  • You’re hungry to learn. Give you data, tools and resources and let you soar!
  • You want to apply what you’re learning directly to your work to make your job easier
  • You aim to simplify your work processes by finding patterns and making your work efficient
  • You care about the quality of your work and are adamant in ensuring things are flowing smoothly
  • Strong work ethic and coolness under pressure in a “live” environment

Job Qualifications:
– Required:

  • Junior or senior BA/BS or working towards a MS, Post-baccalaureate or PhD candidate in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or related field
  • Able to work independently at times and be able to give 20 hours/week
  • Ability to work under independently, just as well as general supervision
  • The ability to work in a team environment with changing priorities

– Preferred:

  • Performing statistical data analysis with MATLAB and/or R
  • Basic knowledge of MySQL and SQL reporting techniques
  • Understanding of AngularJS, Node.js and Bootstrap within a dynamic content environment
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Ability to learn quickly and multitask in a fast-paced environment. Extreme attention to detail

We’re looking for someone to see the work to be done and top it, to move fast and find solutions, and to get the job done each and every day. If you draw energy from working with a small, dedicated team, then Axle is for you.

To Apply: Visit

Assistant Programmer/IT Assistant Internship

Organization Name: It Starts With Me Health
Intern Job Title:
Assistant Programmer/IT Assistant
Stephanie Dunaway
Phone: 406-541-2036
Estimated Hours/Week: 24-40
Compensation: $12/hour

Job Description:
It Starts With Me Health specializes in comprehensive wellness programs and on-site health screenings with a focus in trending and analyzing accumulated health data.

It Starts With Me Health is looking for a part-time Assistant Programmer/IT Assistant Intern who will be trained in and responsible for the following job duties:

  • Systems process diagramming
  • Monitoring and providing support for system requests
  • Report writing
  • Assisting with web development

Job Qualifications:
– Required:

  • Be currently enrolled in Computer Science or Management Information Systems
  • Possess analytical problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of developing webpages in CSS, HTML, JavaScript

– Preferred:

  • Understand infrastructure design
  • Knowledgeable of best practices for development
  • Working knowledge of C#, ASPNET
  • Have a superior work ethic and enthusiasm to learn

To Apply:

Please provide a resume including current GPA, and a list of three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Graduate student receives fellowship for summer 2016

Alex Nord has just been awarded a Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics Graduate Student Fellowship for the summer of 2016. The fellowship will support Alex while he continues research in Travis Wheeler’s lab, where he develops methods that improve biological sequence database search in HMMER (specifically, using spaced seeds to boost both speed and sensitivity in the context of sequence database search with profile hidden Markov models).

Read more at:

CS Students Present at Graduate and Undergraduate Conferences

Two students from Computer Science presented at the 2015 Undergraduate (UMCUR, April 15) and Graduate (April 16) Conferences.

  • Emily Palmieri, Graduate Student, An Adventurous E-Reader for Non-Linear E-Books
  • Andrea Johnson, Undergraduate, LabVIEW Data Acquisition System

University of Montana Hosting Cyber Security Lecture

KPAX report: University of Montana hosting cyber security lecture

7656329_GRon Baldwin, chief information officer for the State of Montana, and Lynne Pizzini, deputy CIO and the chief information security officer for the State of Montana “will provide information on May 5 on how the State of Montana works to protect citizen data and state computer systems in an ever-changing technological environment during the ‘State of Montana Cyber Security from an Enterprise Perspective’ lecture.”

CS Summer Camps for Middle and High Schoolers in the News

Art, acting, adventure: Western Montana summer camps available for any interest

The above article advertising our department’s summer camps was published in the Missoulian.

Game and Mobile Application Programming Camp for middle school students, July 27-31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Interested in learning how to program mobile games? What to learn more about computers? Spend a week this summer with experts in the Computer Science Department at the University of Montana to create interactive apps and games for phones, tablets, and computers using a number of technologies. Explore the world of computer programming and discover the exciting possibilities of this emerging technology. Feel free to bring all iPods, iPads, Android tablets and phones. $225. Contact Michael Cassens at or 370-1684.

Game Programming Camp for high school students, Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon. Ready to have some fun programming? Let’s create games and applications using Android, Codea, HTML5, XNA for Xbox 360, Python, Processing, Game Maker, and Java. We will explore different programming languages and build games throughout this week long camp. Come join us this summer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Montana for game programming. Cost $185. Contact Michael Cassens,; 370-1684.


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