Axle Informatics

NIH-NIAID-DIR-Animal Biologist

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
Posted Date 6 days ago(10/16/2020 12:51 PM)
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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 Animal Biologist to join our vibrant team at Bethesda, MD.


  • Perform work and be comfortable with and handle small lab animals (mice).
  • Perform and handle work with BSL-2 pathogens and willingness to work with BSL-3 pathogens with appropriate training.
  • Perform infections and harvest tissues initially with a supervisor’s guidance and then independently.
  • Process collected tissues for downstream assays, including but not limited to tissue homogenization, tissue digestion and immunostaining, and RNA extraction, with appropriate guidance and training then independently.
  • Maintain a mouse colony including breeding, genotyping, and census of laboratory animals.
  • Establish protocols or instruction/SOP and maintain accurate experimental logs, with attention to detail.

Experience Required / Requirements

  • Requires vaccination against agents used in animals, including influenza virus.
  • Must strictly adhere to all safety in the lab and maintain any necessary certifications and trainings.
  • Communicate and work as a team and interact with other laboratory personnel, having strong interpersonal skills.


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 10 Paid Federal holidays
  • Generous health coverage provided with no monthly premium to the employee
  • Generous vision and dental coverage provided with no monthly premium to the employee
  • Short and Long-Term Disability coverage (paid by company)
  • Basic Life and AD&D coverage (paid by company; option to purchase additional coverage)
  • 401(K) with significant company match & no vesting period
  • Competitive salaries with performance bonus opportunities
  • Discount plan for pet care, legal services, & identify theft protection
  • 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.


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