Bioinformatics Scientist

    Bioinformatics Scientist - Bioinformatics Jobs

    Website Axle Informatics

    Date Posted: 25.02.2022

    Company: Axle Informatics

    Location: US-MD-Bethesda

    Job ID: 2022-2877


    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 multiple highly ambitious, adaptable, structured, and detail-oriented Bioinformatics Scientist 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), Research Technologies Branch (RTB), Integrated Data Sciences Section (IDSS) in Bethesda, MD.

    Technical Requirements:

    • Support the Data Science & Automation group of the Vaccine Production Program (VPP) Labs of the Vaccine Research Center.
    • Work independently and collaboratively to develop or optimize procedures that improve the throughput of analytical and process development workflows such as chromatography screens, cell culture condition screens, process optimization, etc.
    • Implement and optimize high-throughput, quantitative analytical assays using methods such as colorimetric, fluorometric, and biolayer interferometry.
    • Design, test, and implement data transformation, integration, storage, and analysis pipelines, including development of custom programs written in Python, VBA, C/C++, etc.
    • Design and execute experiments that evaluate performance of process / analytical procedures.
    • Effectively communicate with other developers and functional team leads during design, optimization, and implementation of procedures / pipelines.
    • Prepare necessary materials (buffers, packed columns, reagents, etc.) in support of development activities.
    • Write and review technical protocols and reports.
    • Analyze and compile data, present at group/department meetings.

    Specific Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or a related field.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.
    • Experience driving research projects independently with limited oversight.
    • Demonstrated understanding or proficiency in the following techniques or tools:
    • UV/vis and fluorescence spectrophotometry
    • Chromatographic purification and/or characterization
    • Data visualization/presentation (e.g. gnuplot, ggplot, bokeh, etc.)
    • Python (2.7+) programming language
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge of computer software development.
    • Knowledge of statistics, especially statistical design of experiments (DoE).


    • 100% Medical Dental & Vision Coverage for Employees
    • Educational Benefits for Career Growth
    • Paid Time Off (Including Holidays)
    • Employee Referral Bonus
    • Profit Sharing
    • 401K Matching
    • 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 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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    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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