Axle Informatics
West Bethesda, Maryland, US
Jul 22, 2021
Jul 29, 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 Viral Diseases (LVD) & SARS-CoV-2 Virology Core (SVC), Bethesda, MD.

  • Conduct research in a BSL3 laboratory.
  • Read and follow protocols in the production of laboratory reagents.
  • Perform mammalian cell culture aseptic techniques.
  • Work with standard virological techniques that include virus enumeration (plaque and TCID50 assays) viral stock preparation, virus concentration and purification, scale-up, and characterization.
  • Work with molecular biology techniques including quantitative PCR and molecular cloning with next generation deep sequencing techniques.
  • Proficient in the design and application of ELISA techniques to quantify viral antigens or in support of serology.
  • Perform work with anti-viral compound screening using cell-based assays.
  • Perform assays to measure the functional properties of antibodies including neutralization assays.
  • Maintain accurate laboratory records.
  • Analyze, discuss, and interpret data with other members of the lab, and able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Maintain lab supplies - order scientific reagents and equipment, such as obtaining price quotes, tracking of orders, inventory of materials, and restocking the laboratory.
  • Maintain safe workplace and must adhere to all appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations.
  • Strict adherence to all safety requirements and protocols in a high containment BSL-3 laboratory environment.

Experience Required / Requirements
  • Master's Degree plus 6 years of experience or bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years of experience.
  • Must complete and maintain a NIH Tier 3 elevated security clearance required for work in high containment laboratories and maintain fof standing in the NIH Biosurety program.
  • Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment including a PAPR.
  • Must be able to read, write, and understand English.
  • Must be able to receive required vaccinations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • 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.