NIH-NIAID-VRC/VPL-Biologist

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Employer
Axle Informatics
Location
North Bethesda, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 04, 2021
Closes
Aug 04, 2021
Ref
2220025167
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).

Purpose

To provide services in support of the overall functions of the Viral Pathogenesis Lab.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Perform serological assays including ELISA and neutralization assays.
  • Perform molecular biology techniques including PCR, cloning and qRT-PCR.
  • Produce and purify proteins using transient transfection of mammalian cells.
  • Culture and maintain cell lines and primary cell cultures.
  • Independently and collaboratively plan, develop, and implement experiments and protocols.
  • Work and communicate with a team of scientists in the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory
  • Train staff and others on the methods and procedures used in the laboratory.
  • Locate and review literature pertinent to projects and to identify/modify the most applicable protocols and methods for experiments.
  • Develop methods for and collect, organize and record experimental data suitable for publication.
  • Correspond with and develop collaborations with other laboratories in developing new methodology and expanding current research projects.
  • Attend conferences, meetings, and lectures on subjects of relevance to the research program.
  • Trouble shoot assays and adjust scientific methodology to correct problems or deficiencies in a research project, experiment, or trial.
  • Maintain accurate laboratory records to ensure proper retention of scientific data


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required in related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Three (3) years of experience in biology or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of maintaining accurate and detailed records.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper laboratory disposal methods and safety procedures.


Experience/Knowledge

  • Demonstrated significant depth and breadth of subject-level expertise.
  • Demonstrated awareness of the latest developments in the project specialty areas.


Skills

  • Ability to conduct research work and to disseminate results.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize assigned workload.
  • Ability to write research reports and to effectively disseminate outcomes.
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills.


Attributes

  • Innovative provider of creative solutions.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and self-supervising team member.
  • Organizational ability to plan and deliver work to meet required deadlines.
  • Resilience in working to achieve team objectives and to overcome obstacles.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective team member.


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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