NIH-NIAID-VRC-Biologist

Employer
Axle Informatics
Location
North Potomac, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jul 02, 2021
Ref
2282369508
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Axle Informatics is a bioscience and information technology company that offers advancements in translational research, biomedical informatics, and data science applications to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. With experts in biomedical science, software engineering, and program management, we focus on developing and applying research tools and techniques to empower decision-making and accelerate research discoveries. We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Overview

Axle is seeking two (2) highly ambitious, adaptable, structured, and detail-oriented Biologists to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Vaccine Research Center (VRC), Vaccine Production Program (VPP), Gaithersburg, MD.

Responsibilities
  • Perform culture mammalian cells in plates, shake flasks, and small-scale bioreactors with aseptic technique.
  • Perform transfection, selection, and single-cell cloning of mammalian cells.
  • Perform plasmid cloning by PCR, restriction digest and bacterial culture.
  • Prepare Medium/reagents, equipment maintenance, and order supplies.
  • Write and review standard operating procedures and technical reports.
  • Maintain complete documentation records to support regulatory filings.

Experience Required / Requirements
  • BS in Biological Sciences with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience or MS in Biological Sciences with independent research experience in an academic or industrial setting. Advanced degree holders will not be considered.
  • Hands-on experience with aseptic technique and mammalian cell culture along with supporting technologies for cell line engineering including cell counting, high-throughput transfection, single-cell cloning, and flow cytometry.
  • Familiarity with molecular cloning methods, PCR, and agarose gel electrophoresis.
  • Experience in preparing technical reports, standard operating procedures, and data presentations.
  • Ability to work independently to execute defined experiments and troubleshoot issues as needed to meet project timelines.
  • Ability to effectively communicate plans, results, challenges, and ideas to other team members in oral and written forms.
  • Experience in monoclonal antibody and/or vaccine production preferred.

Benefits
  • 100% Medical, Dental & Vision premium coverage for Employees
  • Paid Time Off (Including Holidays)
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • 401K Match
  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development opportunities
  • Flexible Spending Accounts:
    • Healthcare (FSA)
    • Parking Reimbursement Account (PRK)
    • Dependent Care Assistant Program (DCAP)
    • Transportation Reimbursement Account (TRN)


The diversity of Axle's employees is a tremendous asset. We are firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment-based age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, status with respect to public assistance, and other characteristics protected under state, federal, or local law and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination or coerce others to discriminate.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact:

Email: careers@axleinfo.com

Disclaimer: The above description is meant to illustrate the general nature of work and level of effort being performed by individual's assigned to this position or job description. This is not restricted as a complete list of all skills, responsibilities, duties, and/or assignments required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their position, job description or responsibilities as needed.

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