Axle Informatics


Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
Posted Date 1 week ago(11/18/2020 2:19 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 Scientist to join our vibrant team at Bethesda, MD.

Note: Part-time position (10 hours per week; up to 520 hours per year).


  • Design fit-for-purpose formulation and stability studies and lead execution of those studies.
  • Execute studies for the evaluation and development of stable formulations for the vaccine candidates at VRC, including the following subtasks.
    • Generate samples for analysis using standard laboratory techniques (buffer prep, dialysis, dilution, etc.).
    • Analyze samples employing spectroscopic, calorimetric and other instrumentation.
    • Design studies in collaboration with team members.
    • Analyze, collate and interpret data in collaboration with team members.
  • Develop and execute assays for biological product characterization, formulation development and stability testing of recombinant protein-based vaccines, proteinaceous nanoparticles, and virus-like particles.
  • Provide technical guidance and training to formulation team members.
  • Present data in small group, department and conference settings.
  • Coordinate and execute routine maintenance and troubleshooting (problem diagnosis and repair) for laboratory instrumentation, including spectrometers, calorimeters, particle characterization and robotics systems.
  • Write and review technical reports and protocols documenting formulation, stability and method development studies.

Experience Required / Requirements

  • Required
    • MS or PhD in Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering or a related discipline.
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in vaccine formulation in an industry setting.
    • Experience with data analysis software.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strongly Desired
    • Solid knowledge of the protein chemistry; understanding of biophysical and bioanalytical properties of proteins and biologics a plus.
    • Experience with biologic stability and/or forced degradation studies.



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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