Axle Informatics
North Bethesda, Maryland, US
Jul 02, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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).


Axle is seeking a highly ambitious, adaptable, structured, and detail-oriented Biologist to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Laboratory of Immune System Biology (LISB), Bethesda, MD.

  • Perform a wide variety of procedures and techniques which may include, but are not limited to: mononuclear cell extraction from peripheral blood and human tissue, high-dimensional flow cytometry, functional studies of immune cells, DNA/RNA/protein isolation and purification from a variety of sources, DNA sequencing, gene expression analysis including RNAseq and other advanced techniques, ELISA, cell culture, histology, etc.
  • Process human tissue and blood samples and maintain and organize human blood and tissue biorepository.
  • Perform flow cytometric staining, acquisition on spectral and conventional flow cytometers, and analysis.
  • Design and perform studies to characterize and assess human immune cell (including monocyte, T cell and B cell) function ex vivo from patients with inflammatory disorders.
  • Perform SNP genotyping and/or sequencing analyses of human DNA samples.
  • Knowledge of or willing to learn principles of immunology, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, single cell analyses, bioinformatics and systems biology.
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and their results and prepare the information resulting from these experiments for presentations at laboratory-wide, NIH-wide, and national and international meetings and for publication.
  • Perform quality control of the laboratory.
  • Generate laboratory records to support laboratory research, and independently perform necessary calculations.
  • Write report(s) of findings and state methods and procedures including any modifications employed, specimens and materials involved, and results of experiments.
  • Interpret, evaluate, and discuss the results of each experiment with the supervisor as part of the planning process for subsequent studies, and present these findings in individual weekly meetings with the task leader as well as lab group meetings.
  • Provide training to students and other laboratory personnel in the use of laboratory equipment and in the performance of specialized procedures, techniques, etc.
  • Responsible for laboratory upkeep and routine maintenance of equipment. Maintain laboratory supplies and equipment including chemicals, biological materials, etc. required to handle biological materials, carcinogens, recombinant protein materials, acids, biological wastes, etc.

Experience Required / Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology or a related field is required. Master's degree is a plus.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a molecular biological laboratory is required.

  • 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.

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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.