Axle Informatics
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Jul 29, 2021
Aug 26, 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), Vaccine Production Program (VPP) in Bethesda, MD.

  • Support the Cell Culture Development (upstream) group of the Vaccine Production Program (VPP) at the Vaccine Research Center.
  • Perform development studies of cell culture processes, under supervision, for VRC clinical vaccine or therapeutic candidates and support tech transfer to the VCMP for clinical material generation for the VRC. The vaccine candidates may include viral vaccines, recombinant proteins and/or virus-like particles, or monoclonal antibodies. The cell culture processes may include process development and scale up mediated by microbial (bacterial, yeast) and mammalian cell expression systems.
  • Capture results in lab notebooks and contribute (by authoring or reviewing) technical documents such as Process Descriptions, SOPs, and Technical Reports
  • Operate bioreactors (set-up, batch, monitor, harvest, and break-down) other cell culture equipment (e.g. metabolite analyzers)
  • Participate in project and laboratory meetings, keep current with compliance obligations, and have shared responsibility for maintenance of common laboratory equipment and designated areas.

Experience Required / Requirements
  • BS degree in a Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, or other life sciences is required.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in mammalian and/or microbial cell culture development 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.