Axle Informatics

Project Manager (CU - CLAD)

Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
Posted Date 7 months ago(10/26/2023 11:06 AM)
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Axle 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 nationally and abroad. 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).

Benefits We Offer:

  • 100% Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage for Employees
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • 401K match up to 5%
  • Educational Benefits for Career Growth
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Flexible Spending Accounts:
    • Healthcare (FSA)
    • Parking Reimbursement Account (PRK)
    • Dependent Care Assistant Program (DCAP)
    • Transportation Reimbursement Account (TRN)


Axle is seeking a highly ambitious, adaptable, structured, and detail-oriented Project Manager to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the All of Us Program Center for Linkage and Data (CLAD).


CLAD is a groundbreaking initiative by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program to gather health data from diverse populations across the United States for research. The program aims to accelerate research and improve health outcomes by providing investigators with access to a wide swath of health information. As a Technical Writer for this program, you will contribute to shaping the future of biomedical research by ensuring accurate representation of project materials and results, which are key communications of research advancements.

Overall Position Summary and Objectives:  

The project manager will join a national, highly interactive, supportive, and interdisciplinary group of technologists, researchers and information experts. They will support development of approaches that derive insights from data to lead to advances in research, clinical practice and personalized medicine. 

This highly skilled professional will have experience in managing overall project activities in an agile technical fast-paced environment. This motivated individual will work collaboratively on interrelated technical and research project teams to ensure project deliverables are completed on time.


Examples of Work Performed:

  • Manage a geographically-distributed and interdisciplinary project, create project plans, manage deliverables, including timelines, risks and coordination of cross-functional tasks using product and project management software.

  • Proactively manages project deliverables, activities and scope of works to completion.

  • Develops project management plans in partnership with leadership and team members.

  • Oversee and coordinate agile technical development activities such as use-case and functional requirements gathering, testing, user-centered evaluation and documentation. 

  • Identify, schedule and organize appropriate and effective meetings for various activities. Manages the meetings to make progress on projects. Assist with goal-oriented agendas, coordinate slides for presentations, facilitate meetings, capture purpose-delivered action items and decisions and distribute information to the attendees.

  • Work with project managers of other teams to drive multi-institutional projects.

  • Work collaboratively to increase the productivity and accountability of a team that is developing transformational software for bioinformatics.

  • Conduct project analysis and report information to project teams, project leaders, program leaders and government as appropriate.

  • Develop and tracks project budgets to ensure target alignment throughout the project life cycle.

  • Effectively communicate goals and status of work, including all requirements to internal and external project teams, stakeholders and project funding officers.

  • Assist with event planning (online and eventually, in-person).



Required Skills:

  • Experience with managing virtual teams

  • Familiar with agile methodology

  • Meticulous organization (eg. document and information management skills)

  • Ability to be self-directed, ability to anticipate business unit needs, take initiative, and follow through on assignments and work well in a cross-functional and interdisciplinary team

  • Ability to remain positive and calm under deadline pressure

  • Ability to collaborate and work with team members of of all levels with utmost professionalism

  • Very strong interpersonal skills required with excellent oral, written and verbal communication skills 

  • Proficiency with MS Office required, Google Drive experience in team settings is strongly preferred


Supervision Received:

  • Work is performed under the direction of the Program Manager and Director

Supervision Exercised:

  • N/A

Minimum Education:


Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics / Science Management or closely related field


Disclaimer:The above description is meant to illustrate the general nature of work and level of effort being performed by individuals 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.

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 on 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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