Axle Informatics

NIH-NIAID-DIR-Laboratory Technician

Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
Posted Date 1 week ago(4/28/2021 10:40 AM)
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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), Molecular HIV Host Interactions Section (MHHIS), Rockville, MD.


  • Perform experiments in a biological level II lab involving molecular biology, cell biology, virology, immunology and bioinformatics-related technologies.
  • Work efficiently in an organized way, including but not limited to experimental design; data collection and recording; troubleshooting; data organization, analysis, and interpretation; uploading sequences to sequencing database.
  • Prepare reports and present data to supervisors, lab members, and collaborators. Generate protocols and updates.
  • Cooperate and communicate effectively with supervisors and the research team. Receive supervision/instruction from supervisors and provide timely feedback.
  • Responsible for sample shipping, receiving, storage, and inventory. Maintain and search sample and data databases.
  • Perform lab purchasing, receiving, inventory and maintain lab equipment.
  • Comply with institution’s rules and regulations, such as institutional review board protocols, environmental health and safety, and waste management.

Experience Required / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology or a related field is required. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a molecular biological laboratory is required.
  • Experience with molecular biological techniques, including but not limited to buffer preparation; DNA/RNA isolation and quantification; primer/probe design; PCR; RT-PCR; qPCR; and gel electrophoresis, imaging and purification.
  • Experience with sequencing and primary sequence analysis (i.e., BioEdit and/or MEGA).
  • Familiarity with sequencing databases (e.g., dbGaP, SRA).
  • Experience with molecular, cellular, viral, and immune assays is a plus, including DNA cloning, western blot, ELISA, flow cytometry, immunochemistry, and viral stock preparation and titration.
  • Experience with MS Word, Excel, Access, and GraphPad Prism. Experience with Linux programing and cloud computing is a plus.


  • 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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