Axle Informatics

Scientific Data Curator-NCI

Job Locations US-MD-Frederick
Posted Date 3 days ago(5/4/2021 1:13 PM)
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Axle Informatics is a scientific research and information technology company that offers innovative computer services, informatics, and bioresearch solutions to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. With experts in software engineering, bioinformatics, molecular research, and program management, we focus on developing and applying technological tools and scientific techniques to empower the world of research. We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of health (NIH), which means candidates will be receiving the best on-the-job training possible in this field.


Axle is currently seeking an experienced scientific data curator to join the Serological Sciences Network Coordinating Center (SSNCC).The SSNCC serves as the coordinating center for the NCI Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study the immune response to COVID-19. The position is location in Frederick, MD.



  • Curating research data from SeroNet investigations for submission into public data repositories upon manuscript acceptance.
  • Coordinate the SeroNet data sharing workflow by mentoring SeroNet data submitters in the preparation of their data submission packages. 
  • Ensuring timely submission of data by SeroNet awardees and the preparation of datasets for submission to the final data sharing portals.
  • Document data ingestion processes and curation SOPs.
  • Write data release notes.
  • Produce data reports.
  • Develop accurate, thorough, and timely data reports for our stakeholders.


  • A Doctoral degree, or a Master’s degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience, from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in Biology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, or a similar field.
  • A deep familiarity with immunology and infectious diseases.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision.
  • A thorough understanding of the biological data curation process, including the importance of data provenance, levels of evidence; ontologies and controlled vocabularies used to annotate biological and clinical data.
  • Experience working with common biomedical data types derived from disease model systems and patients.
  • Experience submitting data to common public repositories such as dbGaP, SRA and ImmPort
  • Familiarity with a scripting language (e.g., Perl or Python) is a plus
  • Experience with biological data management.
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.


  • 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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