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Axle Informatics
Gaithersburg, Maryland, US
Closing date
Jan 26, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
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Employment Type
Full time
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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) and the Vaccine Research Center (VRC), Gaithersburg, MD.


Support the Cell Line Development team's production of reagent-grade antibodies and other recombinant proteins

Culture, transfection, and selection of mammalian cells

Transient protein production

Stable pool generation and evaluation in fed-batch production

Support the Cell Line Development team's plasmid DNA supply system

Plasmid cloning and scale-up by PCR, restriction digest, and bacterial culture

Maintenance of plasmid database and coordination of receipt, ordering, and requests for plasmids

Generation of plasmid maps and confirmation of sequences

Provide general laboratory support of the Cell Line Development team

Preparation of medium, feeds, and reagents

Laboratory cleaning and biohazard waste removal

Maintenance of laboratory instrumentation and ordering of relevant supplies

Writing and reviewing standard operating procedures.

Experience Required / Requirements

B.S. in Biological Sciences with a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience or M.S. 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 is required.

Familiarity with molecular cloning methods, PCR, and agarose gel electrophoresis as

well as supporting software for generation and editing of plasmid maps is required.

Experience with inventory management and organization is required.

Experience in writing protocols and preparing data presentations is required.

Ability to work independently to execute defined experiments and troubleshoot issues as needed to meet project timelines.

Ability to effectively communicate with other team members in oral and written forms.


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

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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