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Axle Informatics NIH-NIAID-DIR-Laboratory Technician in Bethesda, Maryland

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 Viral Diseases (LVD) and Centralized Sequencing Program (CSP), in Bethesda, MD.


Laboratory Technician

  • Perform a wide variety of procedures and techniques which may include, but are not limited to:

  • working mammalian cell culture including handling and maintenance of primary cells, Protein gel electrophoresis, transfer, and Western blotting,

  • Isolation of DNA, RNA, and protein from mammalian cells and animal tissues,

  • PCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, DNA cloning and plasmid preparations.

  • Perform transfection of mammalian cells with DNA plasmids and RNA molecules

  • Perform basic laboratory maintenance including monitoring the levels of supplies, arranging for equipment repair/calibration, handling received orders.

  • Perform lab work and experiments following protocols and instruction.

  • Communicate and interact effectively with a diverse laboratory population

Experience Required / Requirements

  • All support positions required a minimum of a BS degree; some require a MS, MD, or Ph.D.

  • The education, skills and relevant years of experience required for each support position are consistent with those identified as the minimum requirements for the labor categories specified in the contract.

  • Laboratory Technician:

  • Bachelors Degree required. Masters is a plus.

  • 3 years of experience working in a laboratory setting

  • Experience in Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Assays (ChIP Assays)

  • Basic knowledge of statistics, of virology (DNA viruses; herpesviruses), of epigenetics

  • Experience working with DNA viruses; Titering, infection of tissue culture cells, fluorescent and confocal microscopy

  • Familiarity with protein purification chromatography

  • Experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Prism, Photoshop

  • Familiarity with bioinformatic analyses of RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq data


  • 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.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact:

Email: careers@axleinfo.com

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.

ID: 2021-2032

External Company URL: www.axleinfo.com

Post End Date: 12/1/2021

Telecommute: No