Axle Informatics


Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/26/2021 4:03 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), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Laboratory of Viral Diseases (LVD), DNA tumor Virus Section, Bethesda, MD.

Note: Part-time position for a total of 60 hours.


  • Search online sequence databases and publications for sequences of novel papillomavirus complete genomes that have been deposited since last PaVE update.
  • Compare L1 nucleotide sequence of novel PV genomes to determine (using ICTV rules) whether they are novel viral types and to assign Genus and Species.
  • Download the existing PV genomes from the PaVE website and combine with the new genomes.
  • Annotate the combined novel and existing genomes using the PuMA- papillomavirus genome annotation tool located at Generate output of annotated genome, protein and region sequences for uploading into PaVE.
  • Prepare tables of final Human and Animal PV genomes.
  • Run a phylogenetic analysis to generate a Newick phylogenetic tree for upload to the PaVE website.
  • During the update process, consult with members of NIAID Bioinformatics Computational Biosciences Branch (BCBB) team to troubleshoot any issues that arise.

Experience Required / Requirements

  • PhD in a related field is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Papillomavirus genome taxonomy, phylogeny and annotation is required.


  • 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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