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Biological Scientist

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  • $ Not Disclosed / YEAR

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Job Description

Overview


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 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). 


 


Axle is seeking a highly ambitious, adaptable, structured, and detail-oriented Biological Scientist to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) located in Bethesda, MD. 


 


Overall Position Summary and Objectives Perform a wide range of standard and custom laboratory techniques and independent research under the supervision and guidance of the NINDS Director and Manager of the Flow and Imaging Cytometry Core Facility.


 


Deliverables:



  • Apply Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) principles to characterize antibodies, analyze tissue and cell specimens, and maintain detailed records of assays and data. - Daily

  • Meet with lab members to present updates - Daily

  • Clean Equipment - Daily

  • Run Validation - Daily

  • Inspect Equipment - Daily


Work Details:



  • Provides technical experience needed to assist in studying the basic principles of plant and animal life basic animal handling (rats and mice) and standard chromogenic and fluorescence IHC techniques. 4

  • Performing histology, antibody validation, immuno-histochemistry (IHC), and multiplex immunofluorescence (MF-IHC) biomarker screening 3

  • Assists with performing basic laboratory experiments and procedures

  • Collect and analyze biological data about relationships among and between organisms and their environment

  • Monitor and observe experiments, recording production and test data for evaluation by research personnel tissue clearing protocols, in situ hybridization using RNAscope™ HiPlex and related assays, tissue dissection, and tissue/cell culture 2

  • Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings 5

  • Coordinate the work of biological technicians and technologists and other scientists

  • Prepares, organizes and maintains various lab samples, supplies, and equipment

  • Operate, calibrate, or maintain equipment used in quantitative or qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters, flame photometers, or computer-controlled analyzers

  • Operate laboratory equipment to analyze samples

  • Analyze laboratory findings

  • Maintain laboratory equipment

  • Learns new laboratory techniques and procedures

  • Program and use computers to store, process, and analyze data

  • Monitor operational procedures in technical environments to ensure conformance to standards

  • Record research or operational data microscopy (brightfield, epifluorescence, confocal, light sheet), and flow cytometry 1

  • Interpret research or operational data


1, 2, 3, 4, 5 represents priority rankings, where 1 is highest priority and 5 is lowest priority of those ranked


 


 


Minimum Education


 


Master's


 


Additional Qualifications:


 


Certifications & Licenses



  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in biology or related field with laboratory-based training.


Field of Study



  • Molecular Biology


Software



  • NIH POTS

  • Outlook


Skills



  • Minimum of 3 years of experience performing histology, antibody validation, immuno-histochemistry (IHC), and multiplex immunofluorescence (MF-IHC) biomarker screening.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in tissue clearing protocols, in situ hybridization using RNAscope™ HiPlex and related assays, tissue dissection, and tissue/cell culture.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with basic animal handling (rats and mice) and standard chromogenic and fluorescence IHC techniques.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in microscopy (brightfield, epifluorescence, confocal, light sheet), and flow cytometry.

  • Animal Handling: Mouse, Rat


 


 


Benefits


 



  • 100% Medical Dental & Vision Coverage for Employees

  • Educational Benefits for Career Growth

  • Paid Time Off (Including Holidays)

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • Profit Sharing

  • 401K Matching

  • 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 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.


 


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