Axle Informatics


Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/9/2021 4:48 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 the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Vaccine Research Center (VRC), Vaccine Immunology Program (VIP), Bethesda, MD.

The Vaccine Immunology Program (VIP) identifies, develops, implements and performs high throughput immunological analyses that reflect various stages of product and clinical development. The Vaccine Immunology Program consolidates successful elements from vaccine trial research work, Advanced Clinical Testing group and VITAL into a coordinated strategic program that provides increased throughput and capacity for translational research standardized assays through to qualified or validated immunological analyses to support licensure of the clinical VRC product portfolio. The program also maintains a rigorous successful basic B cell immunobiology research capability that supports experimental pre-clinical and clinical studies.


  • Lead the advanced testing group, ensure QA and QC of work, provide technical review, direction, and feedback to others. Conduct advanced research. Design experimental approaches, provide critical evaluation of scientific data, mentor scientific staff, and collaborate with other scientists and integration and startup of new technologies within the laboratory.
  • Coordinate advanced clinical testing of products developed from the VRC and partner organizations, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Contribute to the Vaccine Immunology Program project teams, responsible for supporting the assessment of biologics used for assay development and participating in strategic research that leads to innovation in a research environment.
  • Design and conduct experiments leading to the development and implementation of new or improved immunological methodologies. Lead project aspects to accomplish established milestones.
  • Represent the department in various departmental and interdepartmental committees that address scientific goals of the Vaccine Immunology Program and new initiatives.
  • Perform financial planning and budgetary management of reagents requirements.
  • Transfer relevant immunoassays in a standardized form for high throughput automated testing.
  • Build a capacity to automate standard assays for the VRC and develop the B cell immunology capability to ensure high throughput analyses of clinical trials within the CAVD, BMGF.
  • Apply knowledge of Federal Drug Administration (FDA) clinical trial and drug product regulations and policies to product development.
  • Provide strategic input into development of clinical protocols and assessment of phase 1 through phase 3 clinical trials.
  • Manage and maintain sample repositories.
  • Coordinate effectively within a diverse and stratified team environment.

Experience Required / Requirements

  • PhD in a scientific field. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master’s degree is equivalent to a PhD. Five (5) years of specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a PhD.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a science related field.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge working in the research laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrate expertise with laboratory assay and product development automation technologies.
  • Computer skills to include MS Office Suite.


  • 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.


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