Axle Informatics

NIH-NIAID-VRC-Animal Biologist

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/21/2020 5:29 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 the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Vaccine Research Center (VRC), Translational Research Program (TRP), Bethesda, MD.


  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control of VRC Studies
    • Post Approval Monitoring
    • Ensure Federal, State, local and NIH policies and regulations are adhered to
    • Amendment/VVC Assistance
    • Study Confirmations and ensure studies are performed as per the approved ASP
  • Project Management of VRC in vivo research studies
    • Create study books – Check-off sheets, all possible paperwork associated with study for reference
    • Ensure materials and supply availability
    • Oversee animal models with variety of species e.g., Non-Human Primates (NHP), Ferrets, Mini Pigs, Rabbits, Rats, Hamster
    • Create and Maintain Master Sampling Schedules
    • Project Coordination with multiple facility sites
    • Submit Technical Service Requests
    • Prepare and ship samples as needed
  • Schedule Management
    • Research study calendar management - communicating schedule with multiple sites
    • Sampling schedules
    • Courier and Shipment Coordination
  • Assist with NHP Resource Coordination and Colony management
    • On Study, Recycle, and Holding
    • Study timepoint IDs
    • SOP assistance
    • Protocols assistance
    • Amendment assistance
    • Renewal assistance
  • Prepare Reports
    • USDA
    • Animal Information for Investigators
    • Study reports and updated
    • Events Reports to investigators or ACUC as requested
  • Assist APD with monitoring Health Cases from Facilities
    • Investigator approval for drugs
    • Euthanasia candidate tissues
  • Perform basic and advanced technical procedures in support of VRC operations
    • Assist in preparing immunogens and inoculations
    • Dose calculations
    • Sample processing (e.g., cbc/chem, serum, tissue collection)
    • Technical Procedures such as injections, blood collection, mucosal and tissue collections, etc.
    • Maintain laboratory equipment and technical support areas
  • Attend and present information at Lab Meetings/VRC Meetings/Study Meetings
    • Weekly Lab Meeting
    • VRC seminars and others considered important
    • Meeting with investigators about studies or ideas or conclusions
    • Facility meetings about initiating new studies
    • Contract Management meetings as requested

Experience Required / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in the lab animal field


  • 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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