Axle Informatics

NIH-NIAID-DIR-Laboratory Technician

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
Posted Date 2 days ago(2/23/2021 3:42 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 Laboratory Technician to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases (LPD), Bethesda, MD.


  • Perform a wide variety of procedures and techniques, which may include, but are not limited to DNA (analysis, isolation, purification, and sequencing), RNA isolation, PCR, NGS etc.
  • Maintain accurate daily records of experiments and results.
  • Write reports of findings, stating methods and procedures, including any modifications employed, specimens and materials involved, and results of experiments.
  • Interpret, evaluate, and discuss the results of each experiment with the task leader, mentors and laboratory team as part of the planning process for subsequent studies and present these findings in individual weekly meetings with the task leader as well as lab group meetings.
  • Assist in maintaining laboratory supplies & equipment and in managing biological materials.
  • Responsible for laboratory upkeep and routine maintenance of equipment. Keep up with scientific literature for new methods and procedures that may be considered for application or modification to selected experiments; daily records of experiments and results in pen in bound laboratory notebooks and backed up on OneDrive; make minor modifications or adaptations to established methods, procedures, and/or techniques to solve problems in the work.
  • Write reports of findings, state methods and procedures, including any modifications employed, specimens, and materials involved, and results of experiments.
  • Participate in scientific discussions.
  • Assist in ordering supplies and basic budgetary management.

Experience Required / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of related experience.
  • Must be willing to work in a BSL2+ environment.


  • 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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