MRI Technician

(ID: 2024-6381)

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).

Axle
is seeking a
MRI Technician to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) located in Baltimore, MD.

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)

Overall Position Summary and Objectives

This position is a part-time MRI technician at the National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program. It is expected to be 3 weeknights per week with flexibility on which nights those will be. Work products and documents related to research procedures, including evaluation of new imaging methods and techniques utilizing MRI; operate Siemens scanner for human research utilizing both structural and functional MRI.

Deliverables:

  • Data acquisition and archiving of imaging data; perform different pulse sequence and activation paradigms; focus on reproducibility and quality assurance – Ad-Hoc 
  • Work products and documents related to acquainting participants with the MRI scanner; perform research related manipulations during MRI experiments. – Ad-Hoc
  • Provides input to decide what modifications of the unit are necessary to produce optimum image spectra and most efficient use of the scanner. 
  • Identify equipment malfunctions and notify appropriate personnel in case of malfunctions; schedule and/or perform routine equipment maintenance functions.

Work Details:

  • Ensure that all research participants, patients and visitors are free of metal objects and other exclusion criteria. 1

  • Ensure that everyone entering the scanner room is appropriately screened for MRI contraindications; maintain records of all MRI screening documentation. 2 

  • Ensure that MR imaging, behavioral and physiological data collected are of the highest quality. 4 

  • Collect and archive MRI data. 3 

  • Operate the control console during scanning; select proper imaging sequences; operate peripheral hardware for effective image and data acquisition. 5 

  • Executes research projects focusing on reproducibility and quality assurance of different pulse sequence and activation paradigms with the assistance of an MRI Physicist. 
  • Collect Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain images, functional MRI images and MR spectra (Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy). 
  • Perform clinical and research MRI procedures on patients and animals, including standard clinical MRI scans or more specialized research studies. 
  • Perform study testing, observations data entry and other duties associated with study sessions. 
  • Execute research projects focusing on reproducibility and quality assurance of different pulse sequence and activation paradigms with the assistance of an MR physicist. 
  • Ensure that all human and animal experiments conducted follow applicable NIH standards and regulations. 
  • Organizes data into computerized data sets. 
  • Transfer both raw and post-processed images and data to specified databases and/or secure storage media (secure external hard drives and/or DVDs), where they can be stored safely. 
  • Log all scans performed in the appropriate logbook. 
  • Enter participant/patient data at start of scanning and monitor data acquisition during scanning. 
  • Create, enter and maintain research data on associated reports and spreadsheets. 
  • Acts as subject/patient advocate, monitoring comfort and subject cooperation with experimental protocol physiological parameters (pulse rate, respiration, oxygen saturation), and length of time of research exams. 
  • Adhere to safety precautions and procedures that govern the MRI Facility. 
  • Ensure the participant’s or patient’s safety and comfort throughout scanning using the patient monitoring system. 
  • Transfer, position and instruct research participants and/or patients regarding the procedure to obtain the desired radiographic results as specified by the research study. 
  • Act as a participant advocate for participant safety and comfort. 
  • Perform all aspects of standard clinical imaging 
  • Prepare the patients to be scanned; explain the MRI procedure; acquire consent; address MRI safety screening for contraindications. 
  • Operates the scanner during both anatomical and functional imaging experiments. 
  • Operate the MRI scanner doing structural and functional imaging and MR spectroscopy studies, which are part of clinical research studies. 
  • Perform standard clinical and more specialized research MRI procedures on patients (e.g., functional MRI, diffusion MRI, MR spectroscopy, or animal scans). Schedules investigators’ time on the scanner. 
  • Assist in scheduling of research participants for MRI scans to achieve a smooth flow and optimal utilization of the Facility. 
  • Solves MRI related technical questions by designing and performing independent technical research work. 
  • Work with research fellows to assist development of new research protocols. 
  • Trains users on how to operate the scanner and gain independence in their experiments. 
  • Train research staff and other staff on scanner operation and MR safety issues. 
  • Provides expert level information on the software and hardware capabilities of the MRI scanner.
  • Advise staff on any problems that may need attention.

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

Minimum Education

Additional Qualifications:

Certifications & Licenses:

  • Completion of Accredited MRI Technology Program in Medical
  • Imagery or related science field 
 

Field of Study:

  • Medical Technologies Technicians 
  • Miscellaneous Health Medical Professions 
  • Medical Assisting Services

 

Software:

  • MS Office

     

Skills:

  • Operating an MRI scanner

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.

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

MRI Technician

(ID: 2024-6379)

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).

Axle is seeking a MRI Technician to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) located in Baltimore, MD.

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)

Overall Position Summary and Objectives

This position is a part-time MRI technician at the National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program. It is expected to be 3 weeknights per week with flexibility on which nights those will be. Work products and documents related to research procedures, including evaluation of new imaging methods and techniques utilizing MRI; operate Siemens scanner for human research utilizing both structural and functional MRI.

 

Deliverables:

 

  • Data acquisition and archiving of imaging data; perform different pulse sequence and activation paradigms; focus on reproducibility and quality assurance – Ad-Hoc 
  • Work products and documents related to acquainting participants with the MRI scanner; perform research related manipulations during MRI experiments. – Ad-Hoc
  • Provides input to decide what modifications of the unit are necessary to produce optimum image spectra and most efficient use of the scanner. 
  • Identify equipment malfunctions and notify appropriate personnel in case of malfunctions; schedule and/or perform routine equipment maintenance functions.

 

Work Details:

 

  • Ensure that all research participants, patients and visitors are free of metal objects and other exclusion criteria. 1

  • Ensure that everyone entering the scanner room is appropriately screened for MRI contraindications; maintain records of all MRI screening documentation. 2 

  • Ensure that MR imaging, behavioral and physiological data collected are of the highest quality. 4 

  • Collect and archive MRI data. 3 

  • Operate the control console during scanning; select proper imaging sequences; operate peripheral hardware for effective image and data acquisition. 5 

  • Executes research projects focusing on reproducibility and quality assurance of different pulse sequence and activation paradigms with the assistance of an MRI Physicist. 
  • Collect Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain images, functional MRI images and MR spectra (Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy). 
  • Perform clinical and research MRI procedures on patients and animals, including standard clinical MRI scans or more specialized research studies. 
  • Perform study testing, observations data entry and other duties associated with study sessions. 
  • Execute research projects focusing on reproducibility and quality assurance of different pulse sequence and activation paradigms with the assistance of an MR physicist. 
  • Ensure that all human and animal experiments conducted follow applicable NIH standards and regulations. 
  • Organizes data into computerized data sets. 
  • Transfer both raw and post-processed images and data to specified databases and/or secure storage media (secure external hard drives and/or DVDs), where they can be stored safely. 
  • Log all scans performed in the appropriate logbook. 
  • Enter participant/patient data at start of scanning and monitor data acquisition during scanning. 
  • Create, enter and maintain research data on associated reports and spreadsheets. 
  • Acts as subject/patient advocate, monitoring comfort and subject cooperation with experimental protocol physiological parameters (pulse rate, respiration, oxygen saturation), and length of time of research exams. 
  • Adhere to safety precautions and procedures that govern the MRI Facility. 
  • Ensure the participant’s or patient’s safety and comfort throughout scanning using the patient monitoring system. 
  • Transfer, position and instruct research participants and/or patients regarding the procedure to obtain the desired radiographic results as specified by the research study. 
  • Act as a participant advocate for participant safety and comfort. 
  • Perform all aspects of standard clinical imaging 
  • Prepare the patients to be scanned; explain the MRI procedure; acquire consent; address MRI safety screening for contraindications. 
  • Operates the scanner during both anatomical and functional imaging experiments. 
  • Operate the MRI scanner doing structural and functional imaging and MR spectroscopy studies, which are part of clinical research studies. 
  • Perform standard clinical and more specialized research MRI procedures on patients (e.g., functional MRI, diffusion MRI, MR spectroscopy, or animal scans). Schedules investigators’ time on the scanner. 
  • Assist in scheduling of research participants for MRI scans to achieve a smooth flow and optimal utilization of the Facility. 
  • Solves MRI related technical questions by designing and performing independent technical research work. 
  • Work with research fellows to assist development of new research protocols. 
  • Trains users on how to operate the scanner and gain independence in their experiments. 
  • Train research staff and other staff on scanner operation and MR safety issues. 
  • Provides expert level information on the software and hardware capabilities of the MRI scanner.
  • Advise staff on any problems that may need attention.

 

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

Minimum Education

 

Additional Qualifications:

 

Certifications & Licenses:

  • Completion of Accredited MRI Technology Program in Medical
  • Imagery or related science field 
 

Field of Study:

  • Medical Technologies Technicians 
  • Miscellaneous Health Medical Professions 
  • Medical Assisting Services

 

Software:

  • MS Office

     

Skills:

  • Operating an MRI scanner

 

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.

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

#INDPSD

MRI Technician

(ID: 2024-6382)

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).

Axle
is seeking a
MRI Technician to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) located in Baltimore, MD.

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)

Overall Position Summary and Objectives

This position is a part-time MRI technician at the National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program. It is expected to be 3 weeknights per week with flexibility on which nights those will be. Work products and documents related to research procedures, including evaluation of new imaging methods and techniques utilizing MRI; operate Siemens scanner for human research utilizing both structural and functional MRI.

Deliverables:

  • Data acquisition and archiving of imaging data; perform different pulse sequence and activation paradigms; focus on reproducibility and quality assurance – Ad-Hoc 
  • Work products and documents related to acquainting participants with the MRI scanner; perform research related manipulations during MRI experiments. – Ad-Hoc
  • Provides input to decide what modifications of the unit are necessary to produce optimum image spectra and most efficient use of the scanner. 
  • Identify equipment malfunctions and notify appropriate personnel in case of malfunctions; schedule and/or perform routine equipment maintenance functions.

Work Details:

  • Ensure that all research participants, patients and visitors are free of metal objects and other exclusion criteria. 1

  • Ensure that everyone entering the scanner room is appropriately screened for MRI contraindications; maintain records of all MRI screening documentation. 2 

  • Ensure that MR imaging, behavioral and physiological data collected are of the highest quality. 4 

  • Collect and archive MRI data. 3 

  • Operate the control console during scanning; select proper imaging sequences; operate peripheral hardware for effective image and data acquisition. 5 

  • Executes research projects focusing on reproducibility and quality assurance of different pulse sequence and activation paradigms with the assistance of an MRI Physicist. 
  • Collect Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain images, functional MRI images and MR spectra (Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy). 
  • Perform clinical and research MRI procedures on patients and animals, including standard clinical MRI scans or more specialized research studies. 
  • Perform study testing, observations data entry and other duties associated with study sessions. 
  • Execute research projects focusing on reproducibility and quality assurance of different pulse sequence and activation paradigms with the assistance of an MR physicist. 
  • Ensure that all human and animal experiments conducted follow applicable NIH standards and regulations. 
  • Organizes data into computerized data sets. 
  • Transfer both raw and post-processed images and data to specified databases and/or secure storage media (secure external hard drives and/or DVDs), where they can be stored safely. 
  • Log all scans performed in the appropriate logbook. 
  • Enter participant/patient data at start of scanning and monitor data acquisition during scanning. 
  • Create, enter and maintain research data on associated reports and spreadsheets. 
  • Acts as subject/patient advocate, monitoring comfort and subject cooperation with experimental protocol physiological parameters (pulse rate, respiration, oxygen saturation), and length of time of research exams. 
  • Adhere to safety precautions and procedures that govern the MRI Facility. 
  • Ensure the participant’s or patient’s safety and comfort throughout scanning using the patient monitoring system. 
  • Transfer, position and instruct research participants and/or patients regarding the procedure to obtain the desired radiographic results as specified by the research study. 
  • Act as a participant advocate for participant safety and comfort. 
  • Perform all aspects of standard clinical imaging 
  • Prepare the patients to be scanned; explain the MRI procedure; acquire consent; address MRI safety screening for contraindications. 
  • Operates the scanner during both anatomical and functional imaging experiments. 
  • Operate the MRI scanner doing structural and functional imaging and MR spectroscopy studies, which are part of clinical research studies. 
  • Perform standard clinical and more specialized research MRI procedures on patients (e.g., functional MRI, diffusion MRI, MR spectroscopy, or animal scans). Schedules investigators’ time on the scanner. 
  • Assist in scheduling of research participants for MRI scans to achieve a smooth flow and optimal utilization of the Facility. 
  • Solves MRI related technical questions by designing and performing independent technical research work. 
  • Work with research fellows to assist development of new research protocols. 
  • Trains users on how to operate the scanner and gain independence in their experiments. 
  • Train research staff and other staff on scanner operation and MR safety issues. 
  • Provides expert level information on the software and hardware capabilities of the MRI scanner.
  • Advise staff on any problems that may need attention.

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

Minimum Education

Additional Qualifications:

Certifications & Licenses:

  • Completion of Accredited MRI Technology Program in Medical
  • Imagery or related science field 
 

Field of Study:

  • Medical Technologies Technicians 
  • Miscellaneous Health Medical Professions 
  • Medical Assisting Services

 

Software:

  • MS Office

     

Skills:

  • Operating an MRI scanner

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.

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

MRI Technician

(ID: 2024-6383)

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).

Axle
is seeking a
MRI Technician to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) located in Baltimore, MD.

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)

Overall Position Summary and Objectives

This position is a part-time MRI technician at the National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program. It is expected to be 3 weeknights per week with flexibility on which nights those will be. Work products and documents related to research procedures, including evaluation of new imaging methods and techniques utilizing MRI; operate Siemens scanner for human research utilizing both structural and functional MRI.

Deliverables:

  • Data acquisition and archiving of imaging data; perform different pulse sequence and activation paradigms; focus on reproducibility and quality assurance – Ad-Hoc 
  • Work products and documents related to acquainting participants with the MRI scanner; perform research related manipulations during MRI experiments. – Ad-Hoc
  • Provides input to decide what modifications of the unit are necessary to produce optimum image spectra and most efficient use of the scanner. 
  • Identify equipment malfunctions and notify appropriate personnel in case of malfunctions; schedule and/or perform routine equipment maintenance functions.

Work Details:

  • Ensure that all research participants, patients and visitors are free of metal objects and other exclusion criteria. 1

  • Ensure that everyone entering the scanner room is appropriately screened for MRI contraindications; maintain records of all MRI screening documentation. 2 

  • Ensure that MR imaging, behavioral and physiological data collected are of the highest quality. 4 

  • Collect and archive MRI data. 3 

  • Operate the control console during scanning; select proper imaging sequences; operate peripheral hardware for effective image and data acquisition. 5 

  • Executes research projects focusing on reproducibility and quality assurance of different pulse sequence and activation paradigms with the assistance of an MRI Physicist. 
  • Collect Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain images, functional MRI images and MR spectra (Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy). 
  • Perform clinical and research MRI procedures on patients and animals, including standard clinical MRI scans or more specialized research studies. 
  • Perform study testing, observations data entry and other duties associated with study sessions. 
  • Execute research projects focusing on reproducibility and quality assurance of different pulse sequence and activation paradigms with the assistance of an MR physicist. 
  • Ensure that all human and animal experiments conducted follow applicable NIH standards and regulations. 
  • Organizes data into computerized data sets. 
  • Transfer both raw and post-processed images and data to specified databases and/or secure storage media (secure external hard drives and/or DVDs), where they can be stored safely. 
  • Log all scans performed in the appropriate logbook. 
  • Enter participant/patient data at start of scanning and monitor data acquisition during scanning. 
  • Create, enter and maintain research data on associated reports and spreadsheets. 
  • Acts as subject/patient advocate, monitoring comfort and subject cooperation with experimental protocol physiological parameters (pulse rate, respiration, oxygen saturation), and length of time of research exams. 
  • Adhere to safety precautions and procedures that govern the MRI Facility. 
  • Ensure the participant’s or patient’s safety and comfort throughout scanning using the patient monitoring system. 
  • Transfer, position and instruct research participants and/or patients regarding the procedure to obtain the desired radiographic results as specified by the research study. 
  • Act as a participant advocate for participant safety and comfort. 
  • Perform all aspects of standard clinical imaging 
  • Prepare the patients to be scanned; explain the MRI procedure; acquire consent; address MRI safety screening for contraindications. 
  • Operates the scanner during both anatomical and functional imaging experiments. 
  • Operate the MRI scanner doing structural and functional imaging and MR spectroscopy studies, which are part of clinical research studies. 
  • Perform standard clinical and more specialized research MRI procedures on patients (e.g., functional MRI, diffusion MRI, MR spectroscopy, or animal scans). Schedules investigators’ time on the scanner. 
  • Assist in scheduling of research participants for MRI scans to achieve a smooth flow and optimal utilization of the Facility. 
  • Solves MRI related technical questions by designing and performing independent technical research work. 
  • Work with research fellows to assist development of new research protocols. 
  • Trains users on how to operate the scanner and gain independence in their experiments. 
  • Train research staff and other staff on scanner operation and MR safety issues. 
  • Provides expert level information on the software and hardware capabilities of the MRI scanner.
  • Advise staff on any problems that may need attention.

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

Minimum Education

Additional Qualifications:

Certifications & Licenses:

  • Completion of Accredited MRI Technology Program in Medical
  • Imagery or related science field 
 

Field of Study:

  • Medical Technologies Technicians 
  • Miscellaneous Health Medical Professions 
  • Medical Assisting Services

 

Software:

  • MS Office

     

Skills:

  • Operating an MRI scanner

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.

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

Behavioral Neuroscience Technician

(ID: 2024-6380)

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).

Axle is seeking a Behavioral Neuroscience Technician to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute on Aging (NIA) located in Baltimore, MD.

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)

Overall Position Summary and Objectives

The specific function is to provide support for the NIA IRP Laboratory of Neuroscience, Neurocognitive Aging Section (LBNNAS: www.nia.nih.gov/research/labs/lbn/neurocognitive-aging-section). The lab uses state-of-the-art techniques to understand the basis of cognitive aging across multiple levels of analysis, from the regulation of neuronal gene expression critical for memory-related synaptic plasticity, to the organization of large-scale neural network dynamics linked to cognitive function. This position, as detailed below, will include behavioral testing of rats, biological sample acquisition, animal colony management, data analysis and quality control, validation of experimental procedures, and other activities as required.

 

Deliverables:

 

  • Inspect Equipment – Daily
  • Meet with lab members to present updates – Bi-Weekly
  • Work products and documents related to implementation of rat behavioral phenotyping. – Ad-Hoc

 

Work Details:

 

  • Perform rat behavioral phenotyping, including, but not limited to, water maze, novel odor recognition, social memory assessment. 1
  • Perform biological sample collection, preparation, and storage. 2 

  • Analyze data generated from behavioral phenotyping and maintain databases of rodent colonies, generated data and bio-Samples. 3 

  • Support design-based quantitative morphometric studies using stereological methods. 4 

  • Perform a variety of specialized tissue fixation, embedding, sectioning and staining techniques. 5 

  • Studies the basic principles of animal life and the effects of varying environmental factors. 
  • Conducts research and performs experiments on the selection and breeding of animals. 
  • Update animal protocol through the submission of amendments and submission of new animal protocols to ensure necessary animal work for experiments. 
  • Maintains animal colonies. 
  • Handle, dissect and euthanize animals. 
  • Performs simple surgeries on animals. 
  • Handle, dissect and euthanize animals. 
  • Assist with and perform animal survival surgery, including intraspinal injections. 
  • Prepares and analyzes animal tissues. 
  • Perform analysis of animal tissues; prepare frozen slices and paraffin sections, appropriately stained to demonstrate normal and abnormal structures. 
  • Performs molecular biology techniques. 
  • Performs immunohistochemistry on animal tissues. 
  • Work with staff to process tissue for immunohistochemistry. 
  • Analyzes experimental data. 
  • Update and maintain laboratory notebooks and databases; collect, analyze and interpret data. 
  • Collect, review, research, and analyze large datasets; perform experiments, utilizing various statistical applications and methods; and interpret data, assemble data into figures, and enter data into a database. 
  • Collate, edit and archive electronic and paper laboratory files, notebooks and databases.

 

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

Minimum Education

Bachelor

Additional Qualifications:

 

Certifications & Licenses:

  • BS or BA degree in Neuroscience, Psychology or related field.

     

Field of Study:

  • Cognitive Science and Biopsychology 
  • Neuroscience 

     

Software:

  • Diagnostic or Behavioral Equipment 
  • Word 
  • Excel 

 

Skills:

  • Extensive Rat Handling Experience.
  • Experience in biological sample collection, preparation, and storage. 
  • Rat behavioral phenotyping experience.

 

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.

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

 

#INDPSD

Laboratory Technician Assistant

(ID: 2024-5103)

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).

Axle is seeking a Laboratory Technician Assistant to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute on Aging (NIA) located in Baltimore, MD.

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)

Overall Position Summary and Objectives

Plans, executes, and arranges laboratory experiments, new techniques and procedures; and perform laboratory techniques relating to scientific research. Operate laboratory equipment; prepares specimens and equipment for use, performs minor/preventive maintenance; updates staff on equipment problems, all issues and requirements. Collect, prepare, and manage samples. Analyzes, documentation on procedures with detailed reporting for use by senior staff. Provides laboratory experience needed to order, maintain and sterilize laboratory supplies . Maintains the inventory of laboratory supplies and initiates purchase orders. Advises staff in performing routine laboratory tests and procedures.

 

Deliverables:

 

  • Create and maintain a research tracking system and database for all research activities, daily records of experiments and results, including research documentation. – Daily
  • Clean Equipment – Daily
  • Inspect Equipment – Ad-Hoc
  • Meet with lab members to present updates – Ad-Hoc
  • Monitor lab supply inventory, prepare orders, tracking and receiving. – Daily

 

Work Details:

 

  • Ensure that supplies and consumables are ready and on hand as necessary for maximum efficiency in the laboratory. 1
  • Perform fundamental procedures required for research projects. 2
  • Perform routine experiments and tests, including tissue culture, cell separation, protein, and quantitative and qualitative analysis. 3
  • Perform a variety of laboratory techniques and procedures. 4
  • Perform experiments on samples according to protocols. 5
  • Plans, executes, and arranges laboratory experiments, new techniques and procedures; and performs laboratory techniques relating to scientific research.
  • Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and animal protocols.
  • Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols.
  • Perform primary cell culture techniques and immunohistochemistry.
  • Operates laboratory machines and instruments; and prepares specimens and equipment for use.
  • Work with staff on the maintenance of laboratory cell lines.
  • Work with staff on processing specimens for embedding according to protocols.
  • Prepare materials and equipment for experiments.
  • Maintain stocked supplies and records of working reagents, including fixatives, buffers, solvents and staining.
  • Process and organize multiple samples simultaneously.
  • Work with a variety of routine and specialized laboratory instruments and equipment in the laboratory.
  • Ensure that all specimens and equipment necessary for experiments are available and in good order.
  • Prepare specimens and equipment for use in the laboratory.
  • Perform processing, description and analysis of specimens.
  • Performs sample management and storage.
  • Work with staff to implement storage and distribution of biological samples for future scientific research.
  • Retrieve, catalog and process samples including but not limited to blood and tumor tissue.
  • Store new samples, update database, retrieve samples with proper authorization.
  • Upkeep sample and database inventory; monitor overall sample inventory.
  • Perform quality control procedures necessary to ensure the accuracy of each test system, sample processing, storage and inventory of samples.
  • Maintain inventory system and sample storage according to outlined guidelines.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures regarding sample retrieval and use are followed.
  • Perform processing, description and analysis of samples.
  • Analyzes, documents and reports on all procedures performed.
  • Update and maintain written laboratory record of the work.
  • Collect and enter research data into laboratory notebooks and databases.
  • Assemble, manipulate and format test results.
  • Maintain and update laboratory notebooks and databases; and enter experimental data into spreadsheet and conduct statistical analysis.
  • Collect data and prepare for analysis and interpretation.
  • Work with staff on the maintenance of laboratory logs and databases.
  • Analyze, summarize and interpret data obtained from research studies; evaluate for completeness and validity.
  • Interpret results of initial analysis to reveal conclusions and shortcomings.
  • Convey and discuss research results with team lab members.
  • Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies.
  • Cleans and sterilizes instruments, glassware and equipment.
  • Clean glassware and microscopic slides.
  • Clean and sterilize laboratory equipment such as glasses, metal instruments, sinks, tables and test panels.
  • Ensure that adequate clean inventory is available for immediate usage.
  • Plan, execute and arrange laboratory experiments, new techniques and procedures; and performs laboratory techniques relating to scientific research.
  • Perform fundamental procedures required for research projects.
  • Perform a variety of laboratory techniques and procedures.
  • Perform routine analysis and tests on specimens in the laboratory.
  • Perform experiments on samples according to protocols.
  • Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols.
  • Perform routine experiments and tests, including tissue culture, cell separation, protein, and quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Perform primary cell culture techniques and immunohistochemistry.
  • Follow established procedures and protocols; utilize aseptic technique to perform experiments.
  • Plan and execute experiments for in vitro and in vivo studies, including cell culture, Western blotting and immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry.
  • Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies and initiates purchase orders.
  • Monitor and inventory routine laboratory supplies; ensure that supplies are stocked and organized.
  • Manage the laboratory logistics and supply flow by tracking the consumption of laboratory materials.
  • Monitor inventory levels and proper storage of materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain a record of laboratory supply usage.
  • Inventory laboratory supplies and equipment, make recommendations and prepare purchase requests.
  • Receiving equipment and supply deliveries, packing slips and order tracking
  • Plan and organize requests for basic and extraordinary laboratory needs for supplies and consumables.
  • Ensure that supplies and consumables are ready and on hand as necessary for maximum efficiency in the laboratory.
  • Work with staff to maintain stocked supplies and records of working reagents, including fixatives, buffers, solvents and staining.
  • Ensure that reagents are made correctly and that expired reagents or defective products are replaced to ensure validity of results.
  • Order and maintain laboratory supplies, reagents and equipment.
  • Performs routine equipment maintenance.
  • Monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedules.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and calibrating various laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Coordinate general laboratory maintenance, including equipment upkeep and calibration.
  • Perform regularly scheduled maintenance on and generate maintenance reports for equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment.
  • Perform laboratory maintenance tasks, including scheduling liquid waste container pickup.
  • Perform calibration, run controls and enter results for various equipment.
  • Monitor and maintain contracts for laboratory equipment and monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedule.
  • Plan execute and arrange laboratory experiments, new techniques and procedures; and performs laboratory techniques relating to scientific research.
  • Perform fundamental procedures required for research projects.
  • Follow established procedures and protocols; utilize aseptic technique to perform experiments.
  • Perform a variety of laboratory techniques and procedures.
  • Perform experiments on samples according to protocols.
  • Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols.
  • Perform routine experiments and tests, including tissue culture, cell separation, protein, and quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Perform primary cell culture techniques and immunohistochemistry.
  • Plan and execute experiments for in vitro and in vivo studies, including cell culture, Western blotting and immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry.
  • Perform routine analysis and tests on specimens in the laboratory.
  • Analyzes, documents and reports on all procedures performed and produces detailed reports for use by senior staff.
  • Provide experimental progress updates on procedures performed in the laboratory.
  • Prepare reports and summaries based on results and findings.
  • Collect, analyze and interpret data; prepare summaries and reports based on results and findings.
  • Prepare reports and summaries; prepare data for presentation at laboratory meetings.
  • Record details of experimental procedures, results and protocols.
  • Present results and conclusions in written, tabular and graphic form.
  • Performs advanced equipment maintenance.
  • Monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedules.
  • Perform regularly scheduled maintenance on and generate maintenance reports for equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment.
  • Perform laboratory maintenance tasks, including scheduling liquid waste container pickup.
  • Coordinate general laboratory maintenance, including equipment upkeep and calibration.
  • Perform calibration, run controls and enter results for various equipment.
  • Monitor and maintain contracts for laboratory equipment and monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedule.
  • Trains staff in performing routine laboratory tests and procedures.
  • Provide technical help and expertise to lab members.
  • Provide one-on-one and group training related to safety standards on usage and disposal of chemicals and reagents.
  • Provide training to staff on the performance of laboratory experiments, assays and protocols.
  • Train new staff on the use, calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Train new laboratory members in the correct use of equipment, application of techniques and laboratory protocols.
  • Work with staff to monitor and ensure that appropriate laboratory safety courses and certifications for staff are up to date.
  • Distribute educational and outreach materials to laboratories as part of routine safety surveys.
  • Provides insights and expertise and recommends new strategies and approaches.
  • Engage in problem solving as required to solve technical difficulties and to ensure steady progress, with a goal of providing high quality experimental data suitable for publication.
  • Troubleshoot issues with technical procedures; utilize trial and error methods customize protocols to the biological systems utilized in the laboratory.

 

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

Minimum Education

Bachelor

Additional Qualifications:

 

Certifications & Licenses
  • Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences or other related field
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in Life Sciences
Field of Study
  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
Software
  • Powerpoint
  • MS Project
  • NIH POTS
  • Outlook
  • Excel
  • Word
Skills
  • Experience working with lab equipment
  • Performing biological research
  • Knowledge in managing hazardous waste

 

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.

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

Research Nurse

(ID: 2024-6237)

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).

Axle is seeking a Research Nurse to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) located in Baltimore, MD.

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)

Overall Position Summary and Objectives

Under this task order, the contractor will independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of support services.

 

Deliverables:

 

  • Work products and documents related to the assessment and evaluation of health- Ad-Hoc 
  • Work products and documents related to implementing nursing tasks as indicated by research protocols. – Ad-Hoc 
  • Work products and documents related to acting as a nursing resource in providing continuous support for research team members. – Ad-Hoc 
  • Work products and documents related to acting as an advocate for research participants, including troubleshooting and communication for any problems that arise during studies. – Ad-Hoc

 

Work Details:

 

  • Participate in direct patient care, in coordination with interdisciplinary team and specific team members to create and communicate a plan of care that balances clinical care needs with research. 1 
  • Utilize nursing process to assess, plan, perform and evaluate patient care for a full assignment of patients with various care needs. 2 

  • Provide nursing care based on protocol requirements to varying patient populations including blood draws, EKG, point of care testing, medication administration and other nursing tasks. 3

  • Assess complex and sensitive health education needs in individual patient populations. 4

  • Provide nursing care based on protocol requirements to varying patient populations including blood draws, EKG, point of care testing, medication administration and other nursing tasks. 5 

  • Recruits and screens patients for inclusion in protocols and clinical trials. 
  • Provide information about the study to referring physicians, advocacy groups, NIH offices, and in response to inquiries from potential study participants. 
  • Act as an advocate for research patients.
  • Performs assessments and physicals and collects medical histories. 
  • Administers protocol consents and documentation and monitors compliance. 
  • Document and file adverse event reports; perform follow-ups accordingly.
  • Act as an advocate for research patients 
  • Troubleshoot and communicate for any problems that arise during studies.
  • Performs data input and management. 
  • Support the general implementation, tracking, data acquisition, collection and reporting of all elements of the protocols. 
  • Manage data through research databases to ensure accurate and reliable data entry. 
  • Document and file adverse event reports; perform follow-ups accordingly.
  • Performs clinical data interpretation and evaluates and interprets protocol and clinical trial findings. 
  • Monitor activities pertaining to clinical protocols such as monitoring patient recruitment and retention, trial progress, and the need for extension or renewal of ongoing trials. 
  • Act as a nursing resource in providing continuous support for research team members participates in training and mentoring new staff. 
  • Act as a nursing resource in providing continuous support for research team members.
  • Develops new research protocols. 
  • Design, implement and evaluate complex protocols and manage challenging patient populations and assist with document preparations and processes. 
  • Assess complex and sensitive health education needs in individual patient populations.
  • Utilize nursing process to assess, plan, perform and evaluate patient care for a full assignment of patients with various care needs 
  • Assess complex and sensitive health education needs in individual patient populations. 
  • Provide nursing care based on protocol requirements to varying patient populations including blood draws, EKG, point of care testing, medication administration and other nursing tasks.
  • Act as a nursing resource in providing continuous support for research team members. 
  • Act as an advocate for research patients.
  • Troubleshoot and communicate for any problems that arise during studies.
  • Document and file adverse event reports; perform follow-ups accordingly.

 

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

Minimum Education

Associate

Additional Qualifications:

 

Certifications & Licenses:

  • CPR Certification 
  • Active Maryland State Nursing License 

     

Field of Study:

  • Nursing 

     

Software:

  • MS Office Suite 
  • Neurology, Psychiatry, Addiction, Research, Clinical Research setting with treatment experience 
  • Phlebotomy 

 

Skills:

  • Strong Communication Skills, both Oral and Written.

 

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.

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

 

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Research Nurse

(ID: 2024-6239)

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).

Axle is seeking a Research Nurse to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) located in Baltimore, MD.

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)

Overall Position Summary and Objectives

Under this task order, the contractor will independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of support services.

Deliverables:

  • Work products and documents related to the assessment and evaluation of health- Ad-Hoc 
  • Work products and documents related to implementing nursing tasks as indicated by research protocols. – Ad-Hoc 
  • Work products and documents related to acting as a nursing resource in providing continuous support for research team members. 
  • Work products and documents related to acting as an advocate for research participants, including troubleshooting and communication for any problems that arise during studies. – Ad-Hoc

Work Details:

 

  • Participate in direct patient care, in coordination with interdisciplinary team and specific team members to create and communicate a plan of care that balances clinical care needs with research. 1

  • Utilize nursing process to assess, plan, perform and evaluate patient care for a full assignment of patients with various care needs. 2 

  • Provide nursing care based on protocol requirements to varying patient populations including blood draws, EKG, point of care testing, medication administration and other nursing tasks. 3

  • Assess complex and sensitive health education needs in individual patient populations. 4

  • Provide nursing care based on protocol requirements to varying patient populations including blood draws, EKG, point of care testing, medication administration and other nursing tasks. 5 

  • Recruits and screens patients for inclusion in protocols and clinical trials. 
  • Provide information about the study to referring physicians, advocacy groups, NIH offices, and in response to inquiries from potential study participants. 
  • Act as an advocate for research patients.
  • Performs assessments and physicals and collects medical histories. 
  • Administers protocol consents and documentation and monitors compliance. 
  • Document and file adverse event reports; perform follow-ups accordingly.
  • Act as an advocate for research patients 
  • Troubleshoot and communicate for any problems that arise during studies.
  • Performs data input and management. 
  • Support the general implementation, tracking, data acquisition, collection and reporting of all elements of the protocols. 
  • Manage data through research databases to ensure accurate and reliable data entry. 
  • Document and file adverse event reports; perform follow-ups accordingly.
  • Performs clinical data interpretation and evaluates and interprets protocol and clinical trial findings. 
  • Monitor activities pertaining to clinical protocols such as monitoring patient recruitment and retention, trial progress, and the need for extension or renewal of ongoing trials. 
  • Act as a nursing resource in providing continuous support for research team member.
  • Participates in training and mentoring new staff. 
  • Act as a nursing resource in providing continuous support for research team member.
  • Develops new research protocols. 
  • Design, implement and evaluate complex protocols and manage challenging patient populations and assist with document preparations and processes. 
  • Assess complex and sensitive health education needs in individual patient populations.
  • Utilize nursing process to assess, plan, perform and evaluate patient care for a full assignment of patients with various care needs 
  • Assess complex and sensitive health education needs in individual patient populations.
  • Provide nursing care based on protocol requirements to varying patient populations including blood draws, EKG, point of care testing, medication administration and other nursing tasks.
  • Act as a nursing resource in providing continuous support for research team members.
  • Act as an advocate for research patients.
  • Troubleshoot and communicate for any problems that arise during studies.
  • Document and file adverse event reports; perform follow-ups accordingly.

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

Minimum Education

Associate

Additional Qualifications:

Certifications & Licenses:

  • CPR Certification 
  • Active Maryland State Nursing License 

     

Field of Study:

  • Nursing 

 

Software:

  • MS Office Suite 
  • Neurology, Psychiatry, Addiction, Research, Clinical Research setting with treatment experience.
  • Phlebotomy 

 

Skills:

  • Strong Communication Skills, both Oral and Written.

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.

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

Research Nurse

(ID: 2024-6238)

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).

Axle
is seeking a
Research Nurse to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) located in Baltimore, MD.

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)

Overall Position Summary and Objectives

Under this task order, the contractor will independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through performance of support services.

Deliverables:

  • Work products and documents related to the assessment and evaluation of health- Ad-Hoc 
  • Work products and documents related to implementing nursing tasks as indicated by research protocols. – Ad-Hoc 
  • Work products and documents related to acting as a nursing resource in providing continuous support for research team members. Ad-Hoc 
  • Work products and documents related to acting as an advocate for research participants, including troubleshooting and communication for any problems that arise during studies. – Ad-Hoc

Work Details:

  • Participate in direct patient care, in coordination with interdisciplinary team and specific team members to create and communicate a plan of care that balances clinical care needs with research. 1

  • Utilize nursing process to assess, plan, perform and evaluate patient care for a full assignment of patients with various care needs. 2 

  • Provide nursing care based on protocol requirements to varying patient populations including blood draws, EKG, point of care testing, medication administration and other nursing tasks. 3 

  • Assess complex and sensitive health education needs in individual patient populations. 4 

  • Provide nursing care based on protocol requirements to varying patient populations including blood draws, EKG, point of care testing, medication administration and other nursing tasks. 5 

  • Recruits and screens patients for inclusion in protocols and clinical trials. 
  • Provide information about the study to referring physicians, advocacy groups, NIH offices, and in response to inquiries from potential study participants. 
  • Act as an advocate for research patients.
  • Performs assessments and physicals and collects medical histories. 
  • Administers protocol consents and documentation and monitors compliance. 
  • Document and file adverse event reports; perform follow-ups accordingly. 
  • Act as an advocate for research patients.
  • Troubleshoot and communicate for any problems that arise during studies.
  • Performs data input and management. 
  • Support the general implementation, tracking, data acquisition, collection and reporting of all elements of the protocols. 
  • Manage data through research databases to ensure accurate and reliable data entry.
  • Document and file adverse event reports; perform follow-ups accordingly.
  • Performs clinical data interpretation and evaluates and interprets protocol and clinical trial findings. 
  • Monitor activities pertaining to clinical protocols such as monitoring patient recruitment and retention, trial progress, and the need for extension or renewal of ongoing trials. 
  • Act as a nursing resource in providing continuous support for research team members. 
  • Participates in training and mentoring new staff. 
  • Act as a nursing resource in providing continuous support for research team members. 
  • Develops new research protocols. 
  • Design, implement and evaluate complex protocols and manage challenging patient populations and assist with document preparations and processes.
  • Assess complex and sensitive health education needs in individual patient populations.
  • Utilize nursing process to assess, plan, perform and evaluate patient care for a full assignment of patients with various care needs.
  • Assess complex and sensitive health education needs in individual patient populations.
  • Provide nursing care based on protocol requirements to varying patient populations including blood draws, EKG, point of care testing, medication administration and other nursing tasks.
  • Act as a nursing resource in providing continuous support for research team members.
  • Act as an advocate for research patients.
  • Troubleshoot and communicate for any problems that arise during studies.
  • Document and file adverse event reports; perform follow-ups accordingly.

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

Minimum Education

Associate

Additional Qualifications:

Certifications & Licenses:

  • CPR certification 
  • Active Maryland State Nursing License 

     

Field of Study:

  • Nursing 

 

Software:

  • MS Office Suite 
  • Neurology, Psychiatry, Addiction, Research, Clinical Research setting with treatment experience 
  • Phlebotomy 

 

Skills:

  • Strong Communication Skills, both Oral and Written.

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.

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

Behavioral Neuroscience Technician

(ID: 2024-4861)

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).

Axle is seeking a Behavioral Neuroscience Technician to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute on Aging (NIA) located in Baltimore, MD.

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)

Overall Position Summary and Objectives

The specific function is to provide support for the NIA IRP Laboratory of Neuroscience, Neurocognitive Aging Section (LBNINAS: https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/labs/lbn/neurocognitive-aging-section). The scope of function, as detailed below, will include behavioral testing of rats, biological sample acquisition, animal colony management, data analysis and quality control, validation of experimental procedures, and other activities as required.

 

Deliverables:

 

  • Work products and documents related to data collection, data analysis, distribution, and archiving. – Daily
  • Clean Equipment – Daily
  • Inspect Equipment – Daily
  • Meet with lab members to present updates – Bi-Weekly
  • Work products and documents related to implementation of rat behavioral phenotyping. – Ad-Hoc

 

Work Details:

 

  • Perform rat behavioral phenotyping, including, but not limited to, watermaze, novel odor recognition, social memory assessment. 1
  • Perform biological sample collection, preparation, and storage. 2
  • Analyze data generated from behavioral phenotyping and maintain databases of rodent colonies, generated data and biosamples. 3
  • Support design-based quantitative morphometric studies using stereological methods. 4
  • Perform a variety of specialized tissue fixation, embedding, sectioning and staining techniques. 5
  • Studies the basic principles of animal life and the effects of varying environmental factors.
  • Conducts research and performs experiments on the selection and breeding of animals.
  • Update animal protocol through the submission of amendments and submission of new animal protocols to ensure necessary animal work for experiments.
  • Maintains animal colonies.
  • Handle, dissect and euthanize animals.
  • Performs simple surgeries on animals.
  • Assist with and perform animal survival surgery, including intraspinal injections.
  • Handle, dissect and euthanize animals.
  • Prepares and analyzes animal tissues.
  • Perform analysis of animal tissues; prepare frozen slices and paraffin sections, appropriately stained to demonstrate normal and abnormal structures.
  • Performs molecular biology techniques.
  • Performs immunohistochemistry on animal tissues.
  • Work with staff to process tissue for immunohistochemistry.
  • Analyzes experimental data.
  • Update and maintain laboratory notebooks and databases; collect, analyze and interpret data.
  • Collect, review, research, and analyze large datasets; perform experiments, utilizing various statistical applications and methods; and interpret data, assemble data into figures, and enter data into a database.
  • Collate, edit and archive electronic and paper laboratory files, notebooks and databases.
  • Edits and writes research papers and protocols.
  • Participate and collaborate in the preparation of scientific publications for peer reviewed journals based on the results.
  • Document information on procedures, modifications and methods for input into final publication and presentations of findings at meetings.
  • Selects, devises, plans, and executes the most appropriate experiments for analysis and interpretation of data, for developing strategies, for pursuing significant observances, and for ensuring accuracy of data.
  • Document all laboratory procedures, experiments and results; maintain and update laboratory notebooks and databases.

 

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

Minimum Education

Bachelor

Additional Qualifications:

 

Certifications & Licenses
  • BS or BA degree in Neuroscience, Psychology or related field.
 
Field of Study
  • Cognitive Science and Biopsychology
  • Neuroscience
Software
  • Diagnostic /or behavioral equipment
  • Word
  • Excel
 
Skills
  • Extensive rat handling experience
  • Experience in biological sample collection, preparation, and storage
  • Rat behavioral phenotyping experience

 

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.

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

 

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