Axle Informatics

NIH-NIAID-VRC-Bioinformatics Scientist

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/10/2021 5:12 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 Bioinformatics 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), Immunology Laboratory (IML), Bethesda, MD.


  • Perform computational analysis, integration, and modeling of diverse data sets, to include DNA and protein/peptide arrays, bulk and single-cell RNAseq, highly multiplexed CITE-seq panel, highly multiplexed serum proteomics, and pathogen discovery by sequencing.
  • Perform computational epidemiology incorporating and applying techniques from epidemiology, molecular biology, applied mathematics, theoretical computer science, machine learning, and high-performance computing to apply and/or develop novel computational methods for understanding and controlling spatio-temporal disease spread.
  • Liaison with NIH/NIAID IT and high-performance computing teams to set up, develop, and maintain necessary computational infrastructure and tools for research.
  • Prepare scientific manuscripts and presentations.

Experience Required / Requirements

  • PhD or MS in bioinformatics, computational biology/epidemiology or related discipline.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience analyzing bulk and single-cell RNA-Seq, serum proteome, microbiome profiling or similar datasets.
  • Practical knowledge of, and skill in, computerized data analysis, database management, and computer programming sufficient for the analysis of genomics datasets, including experience with the operation and maintenance of computers with Linux, Mac OS, or Microsoft operating systems.
  • Programming experience in environments, such as Linux, Bioconductor R, Perl and/or Python.
  • Computer programming skills with proficiency in R and at least one scripting language (Perl/Python/Ruby).
  • Proficiency in C/C++ and/or Java as well as experience with multiple OS platforms, experience with database design and construction, and dynamical system theory and modeling are pluses.


  • 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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