Policy Analyst Freedom of Information Act

(ID: 2024-5340)

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
Policy Analyst Freedom of Information Act to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) located in Bethesda, 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 purpose of this position is to produce work products and documents associated with FOIA case processing, including correspondence, research, analysis, and evaluation of data for information request responses.

Deliverables:

  • Work products and documents associated with FOIA case processing, including correspondence, memoranda, and redacting documents; research, analyze, and evaluate data for information request responses. – Ad-Hoc
  • Work products and documents related to computer-generated work, including materials; prepare and format documents; draft memoranda proposing a final determination on requests denied in part or full. – Ad-Hoc
  • Work products and documents related to the conduct of research relevant disclosure laws, regulations, policies, and precedents to reach conclusions regarding the release of the requested information and document results; Apply knowledge of the FOIA, the Privacy Act, DHHS FOIA Regulations, NIH policy, and court decisions. – Ad-Hoc
  • Work products and documents related to writing analyses and findings on regulations, case decisions, policies, and procedures; coordinate with attorneys on how best to respond to lawsuits over information requests; consult with the DHHS FOI Office and the Office of General Counsel. – Ad-Hoc
  • Work on products and documents related to evaluating appeals and making recommendations on appeals; analyze new regulations to determine their impact on existing policies; draft weekly progress reports. – Ad-Hoc
  • Work products and documents related to negotiating informal agreements and supporting formal agreements to resolve conflicts between the requesters and providers of information. – Ad-Hoc

Work Details:

  • Independently process FOIA requests, including correspondence, memoranda, and redacting documents. 1
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate data for information request responses; and write final response letters with no redactions or with routine applicable exemptions. 2
  • Draft memoranda for the NIH OD FOIA Office proposing a final determination on requests denied in part or full. 3
  • Provides the technical experience needed to analyze, develop, and implement organizational policies and practices.
  • Write email information request responses as received from other organizations and the public.
  • Conduct research on relevant disclosure laws, regulations, policies, and precedents to reach conclusions regarding the release of requested information and document results.
  • Apply knowledge of the FOIA, the Privacy Act, DHHS FOIA Regulations, NIH policy, and court decisions to review requests for information, determine the appropriateness of the release, and review and make recommendations regarding appeals.
  • Review documents and responses to ensure compliance with the Acts and the regulations and policies issued pursuant to them.
  • Refer FOIA and PA requests to the appropriate NHLBI or Institute Center IC Service Center client divisions and offices for response documents.
  • Consult with members of the public, attorneys, congressional staffers, IC management and NIH intramural or extramural staff to resolve requests for sensitive documents that may involve proprietary commercial and financial information, invasions of personal privacy, on-going investigations, or pre-decision and deliberative material description.
  • Consult with the DHHS FOI Office and the Office of General Counsel in reviewing and arriving at recommendations regarding requests involving administrative appeals.
  • Review appeals for non-release of information or fees charged under the FOIA.
  • Evaluate appeals considering applicable laws, regulations, and/or additional justifications provided by the requester.
  • Recommend approval or disapproval of the appeal and write responses to the HHS FOIA Officer who decides administrative appeals.
  • Coordinate information requests with other offices; maintain a record of information in the case file as appropriate.
  • Analyze regulations, case decisions, policies, and procedures to determine whether private or confidential information can be released; draft memoranda based on findings and descriptions.
  • Participate in meetings and discussions with attorneys on how best to respond to lawsuits over information requests via phone and electronic correspondence.
  • Analyze and provide written analyses of new regulations to determine their impact on existing policies and procedures.
  • Use automated tracking systems to monitor requests for confidential information to ensure their timely resolution; extract information from multiple sources for use in writing reports.
  • Draft a weekly progress report regarding the status of assigned FOIA cases and other activities to be submitted to the Branch Chief.
  • Respond to inquiries for the formal release of documents.
  • Communicate with consumers, the public, or special interest groups on behalf of an organization.
  • Negotiate informal agreements and support formal agreements to resolve conflicts between the requesters and providers of information; determine what is needed by a requester; and assist the requester in formulating a request that will satisfy the requester’s information needs
  • Provide technical advice to program staff regarding new policies and procedures.
  • Interpret requirements, analyze gathered information, verify facts, draw conclusions, and prepare work products
  • Performs research on issues pertaining to current policies, regulations, and procedures and prepares issuances to program staff on changes.
  • Work with staff on reporting requirements, including collecting information, collaborating with other offices, and preparing written reports.
  • Assists with data collection.
  • Compile and analyze policy and related information.
  • Collects and analyzes data.
  • Collect, organize, and analyze data from various sources.
  • Analyzes and provides information on current policy issues.
  • Prepare background information, options, and recommendations that are used to brief upper management.
  • Attends meetings to review and implement discussion items.
  • Attend meetings, workshops, and seminars on relevant topics; provide a summary of relevant proceedings.
  • Prepares reports, graphs, etc., for use by upper management.
  • Interpret, analyze, and condense material from a variety of sources for presentation.
  • Provides the technical expertise needed to independently analyze, develop, and implement organizational policies and practices.
  • Provide expert advice on the administrative and management implications of policy and program proposals.
  • Analyzes and consults with upper management regarding current policy issues.
  • Prepare background information, options, and recommendations that are used to brief upper management.
  • Summarizes data and prepares and reviews reports, graphs, etc., for use by upper management.
  • Interpret, analyze, and condense material from a variety of sources for presentation.
  • Develop new policies that support organizational goals.
  • Prepare recommendations and alternative options based on knowledge and analysis of policy practices and procedures.
  • Plan, lead, and attend meetings to review and implement discussion items.
  • Attend meetings, workshops, and seminars on relevant topics; provide a summary of relevant proceedings
  • Prepares briefing materials and professional packages for upper management and provides recommendations for improvement.
  • Prepare a variety of status reports, management summaries, and briefing papers that identify problems, assess the overall condition of work completed or in progress, and outline issues, solutions, and recommendations.

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:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Governmental Affairs, Public Policy, or a Related Field
  •  
Field of Study:
  • Public Policy
Software:
  • Word
  •  
Skills:
  • Strong Communication Skills (Oral & Written)
  • Policy Briefs
  • Writing

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

Animal Biologist Small Animal

(ID: 2024-5119)

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
Animal Biologist Small Animal to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the Clinical Center (CC) located in Bethesda, 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 purpose of this position is to perform and train veterinary procedures to laboratory and research scientists and fellows and assist in therapeutic ultrasound procedures in experimental animals including mice, and rats; operating computer and laboratory equipment; aid in the development of Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) protocols; participate in the planning of and performs research studies; ordering and maintaining the necessary supplies for laboratory imaging use; demonstrate the proper use and methods associated with MRI scanners and associated software and develop new methods and procedures or substantially modify existing guideline to resolve technical problems.

Deliverables:

  • Clean Equipment – Daily
  • Meet with lab members to present updates – Weekly
  • Attend lab meetings – Weekly
  • Maintain files on studies being performed in the lab – Bi-Weekly
  • Prepare data and images for use in research presentations and publications – Bi-Weekly

Work Details:

  • Study the principles of living systems, with particular focus on the effects on animal biology, veterinary medicine, imaging techniques and ancillary laboratory equipment and up to date with the current Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) for appropriate care of animals. Maintain and update animal protocols for new and existing techniques. 1
  • Prepares animals for experimental imaging and therapeutic studies including anesthesia, shave, Nair, injection catheters, physiological monitoring, retro-orbital infusion, intraarterial infusion, intracardiac injection, subcutaneous tumor implantation, intraperitoneal injection, surgical techniques, necropsies, blood and tissue sample collection, and proper disposal of animal carcasses. 2
  • Carry out molecular biological experiments, including cell culture, tissue homogenization, protein and RNA extraction techniques, multiplex enzyme-linker immunosorbent assay, Western blotting, RT-PCR, tissue handling and flow cytometry. 3
  • Perform a variety of specialized tissue fixation, embedding, sectioning, staining and immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence techniques and perform analysis of animal tissues; prepare frozen slices and paraffin section, appropriately stained to demonstrate normal and abnormal structures and performs light and confocal microscopy. 4
  • Update and maintain laboratory notebooks and databases; collect, quantitative analysis; data analysis, figure preparation, and image acquisition; maintain complete and detailed records of all experiments and interpret data. 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.
  • Maintain spreadsheet of experiment animal records and clinical care/observations.
  • Maintains animal colonies.
  • Handle, dissect and euthanize animals.
  • Performs simple surgeries on animals.
  • Handle experimental animals including tail vein injections, administration of anesthesia and monitoring of animal viral signs.
  • Prepares and analyzes animal tissues.
  • Perform experiments and maintain primary tissues and cells in culture, utilizing sterile techniques.
  • Performs molecular biology techniques.
  • Performs immunohistochemistry on animal tissues.
  • Work with staff to process tissue for immunohistochemistry.
  • Analyzes experimental data.

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:

Field of Study
  • Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Nuclear, Industrial Radiology, and Biological Technologies
Software
  • Knowledge of computers including an understanding of computer hardware, knowledge of a variety of operating systems.
Skills
  • Knowledge of magnetic resonance imagine (MRI) safety standards, Therapeutic Ultrasound, imaging physics, devices, and techniques that effect imaging technique

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

ARPAH Ethics Analyst

(ID: 2024-5339)

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
ARPAH Ethics Analyst to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the Office of the Director (OD) located in Bethesda, 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 purpose of this position is to support the NIH Ethics Office in its administration of the ARPA-H Ethics Program.

Deliverables:

Work Details:

  • Conduct technical review and conflict analysis of ethics submissions, such as financial disclosure reports, official duty activities, outside activities, gift acceptance, conflict of interest analyses, and other ethics actions. 1
  • Prepare briefings, summaries, talking points, and background documents; assemble briefing books. 2
  • Answer inquiries and questions pertinent to ethics submissions. 3
  • Provide training to the ARPA-H community on the various aspects of the ethics program. 4
  • Prepare a variety of status reports, management summaries, and briefing papers that identify problems, assess the overall condition of work completed or in progress, and outline issues, solutions, and recommendations. 5
  • Provides the technical experience needed to analyze, develop, and implement organizational policies and practices.
  • Prepare background materials and provide context on a range of policy and program issues for use by upper management.
  • Perform fact-finding and review to assist in developing and implementing organizational policies and practices.
  • Provide expert advice on policy and program proposals’ administrative and management implications.
  • Analyze and evaluate findings and recommend more efficient, effective, and economical ways to accomplish policy objectives.
  • Analyze background information, review submissions for completeness and accuracy, and communicate with employees to explain ethics information and respond to questions.
  • Maintain current knowledge of ethics statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Provide technical advice to program staff regarding new policies and procedures.
  • Provide technical advice to staff regarding new policies and procedures.
  • Develop guidebooks, templates, and other tools to assist staff with policy practices.
  • Interpret requirements, analyze gathered information, verify facts, draw conclusions, and prepare work products
  • Performs research on issues pertaining to current policies, regulations, and procedures and prepares issuances to program staff on changes.
  • Work with staff on reporting requirements, including collecting information, collaborating with other offices, and preparing written reports.
  • Draft new content, updates, and resources for ethics websites and SharePoint sites based on up-to-date knowledge of ethics statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain an awareness of compliance and ethics practices, developments, and trends, notably within a health environment.
  • Develop, review, and revise Compliance and Ethics SOPs as needed.
  • Support the implementation of a variety of activities throughout the year to raise awareness of the importance of compliance and ethics.
  • Assists with data collection.
  • Compile and analyze policy and related information.
  • Collect and analyze relevant qualitative and statistical information and program information.
  • Conduct and summarize technical research on policy topics.
  • Collect, organize, and analyze data from various sources.
  • Adhere to internal processes for records management, tracking and routing of requests, and maintenance of information in electronic systems, shared drives, and SharePoint.
  • Collects and analyzes data.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate data for policy information.
  • Collect, organize, and analyze data from various sources.
  • Analyzes and provides information on current policy issues.
  • Prepare reports for upper management regarding the status of current policy initiatives.
  • Prepare background information, options and recommendations that are used to brief upper management.
  • Conduct briefings with upper management on the status of policy issues.
  • Provide consultation to NEO, ECMO, and ARPA-H employees on all areas of government ethics laws.
  • Attends meetings to review and implement discussion items.
  • Attend meetings; provide minutes and reports. Review and implement discussion items.
  • Attend meetings, workshops, and seminars on relevant topics; provide a summary of relevant proceedings.
  • Attend, participate, and present in ethics meetings and training sessions as needed.
  • Prepare slides, handouts, and other materials for meetings as needed.
  • Prepares reports, graphs, etc., for use by upper management.
  • Interpret, analyze, and condense material from a variety of sources for presentation.
  • Compile data and prepare graphs, slides, and presentations.
  • Prepare reports, graphs, etc., for use by upper management.
  • Use NEES, EMIS, and internal tracking systems to routinely track ethical actions and provide ad hoc reports.
  • Provides the technical expertise needed to independently analyze, develop, and implement organizational policies and practices.
  • Prepare background materials and provide context on a range of policy and program issues for use by upper management.
  • Perform fact-finding and review to assist in developing and implementing organizational policies and practices.
  • Provide expert advice on the administrative and management implications of policy and program proposals.
  • Analyze and evaluate findings and recommend more efficient, effective, and economical ways to accomplish policy objectives.
  • Analyzes and consults with upper management regarding current policy issues.
  • Prepare reports for upper management regarding the status of current policy initiatives.
  • Prepare background information, options, and recommendations that are used to brief upper management.
  • Conduct briefings with upper management on the status of policy issues.
  • Review submissions for compliance with governing statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Summarizes data and prepares and reviews reports, graphs, etc., for use by upper management.
  • Interpret, analyze, and condense material from a variety of sources for presentation.
  • Compile data and prepare graphs, slides, and presentations.
  • Prepare reports, graphs, etc., for use by upper management.
  • Meet with management to provide status updates and discuss ethics issues as needed.
  • Develop new policies that support organizational goals.
  • Initiate, develop, and implement new policies that support organizational goals.
  • Prepare recommendations and alternative options based on knowledge and analysis of policy practices and procedures.
  • Provide advice and guidance to managers in developing new policy initiatives and related supporting documentation.
  • Formulate policy and procedures to implement all aspects of the ARPA-H ethics program.
  • Assist with maintaining and improving the ethics program to ensure its continued overall effectiveness.
  • Plan, lead, and attend meetings to review and implement discussion items.
  • Attend meetings and provide minutes and reports.
  • Review and implement discussion items.
  • Attend meetings, workshops, and seminars on relevant topics; provide a summary of relevant proceedings.
  • Plan and lead meetings regarding current and new initiatives.
  • Participate in planning sessions and contribute expertise in discussions of current and new policy initiatives.
  • Prepares briefing materials and professional packages for upper management and provides recommendations for improvement.
  • Draft policies, standard operating procedures, job aids, outreach materials, and other documents for implementation by management.

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:
  • N/A
 
Field of Study:
  • Public Administration 
 
Software: 
  • Microsoft Office
  • SharePoint
  • Adobe Acrobat
 
Skills:
  • Expertise in Federal Government Ethics Statutes and Regulations
  • Expertise in Government Conflicts of Interest 
  • Knowledge of Government Award Mechanisms

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

Management Analyst

(ID: 2024-PS10)

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 Management Analyst  to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Benefits We Offer:

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

 

Requirements

  • Knowledge of SharePoint, SharePoint Design and development of Dashboards and related tools.
  • Federal experience is required, NIH preferred.
  • Experience with workforce planning and development.
  • Experience in business process improvement methodologies.
  • Experience with organization and diagnosis and intervention techniques.
  • Experience with human resources modeling, forecasting needs analysis, and succession planning.
  • Provide back up for typical government platforms such as ITAS and CGE
  • Collaborate with administrative staff that results in process improvement methodology and identifies opportunities for process improvements and organizational and cultural change process.
  • Work in collaboration with government lead staff to develop the Strategic Plan for process improvements.
  • Provide expert communications, outreach, and support for external customers/users.
  • Provide planning and management, and analytics and studies support.
  • Meet with senior staff to identify needs, recommend a solution, identify, and discuss best mechanism for improvements.
  • Provide program planning, development and evaluation
  • Provide Project Management Support
  • Provide tracking and monitoring support
  • Perform coordination activities
  • Provide survey services as needed
  • Work in collaboration with senior staff to establish or redefine various Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Examine current SOPs and provide recommendations and revisions for process improvements.
  • Help with administrative improvements and workflow automation with focus one improvement.

 

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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Scientific Review Administrator

(ID: 2024-5128)

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 Scientific Review Administrator to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) located in Bethesda, 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 purpose of this Scientific Review Administrator position is to provide NINR/NIH peer review services to Scientific Review Brach. The Scientific Review Administrator will help SROs and review chief in pre-meeting prep, organize the meeting with SROs, and write summary statement drafts after review meetings.

 

Deliverables:

 

  • Enable to work with SROs to do premeeting pre, organize review meetings, and write Summary Statement post meeting are described and instructed by Review Chief and SROs. – Daily

 

Work Details:

 

  • Review and prepare written reviews of research grant applications. 1
  • Assign applications to reviewers. 2
  • Evaluate scientific aspects of concepts, proposals, protocols and reports for research. 3
  • Identify the administrative and the scientific issues in the grant applications or contract proposals, including the hypotheses and rationale presented in the applications/proposals. 4
  • Describe and list the type of science and specific technologies proposed in the application and contract proposals. 5
  • Performs administrative review of research grant applications.
  • Evaluate incoming applications for completeness and accuracy.
  • Provide timely response to all inquiries from program, reviewers, and applicants and keep informed of all actions.
  • Work with staff to manage the scientific peer review of grant and cooperative agreement applications, and contract proposals assigned for primary merit review.
  • Identifies specific areas of expertise for peer review panel, searches databases and resources and prepares lists of potential reviewers.
  • Identify and select reviewers by matching the expertise of the reviewers to the research grant application.
  • Collaborate with staff to identify and coordinate the participation of reviewers for each application received and identify and coordinate the participation of reviewers for grant applications.
  • Identify and select reviewers by matching the expertise of the reviewer with the specific science contained in the research grant applications and recommend potential reviewers.
  • Prepare peer review rosters.
  • Make initial determinations regarding the appropriate assignment of all grants.
  • Make assignment decisions and resolve conflicts in assignments based on knowledge of the scientific interests of the Institute.
  • Prepares preliminary drafts of summary statements.
  • Review draft documents and synthesize comments and incorporate appropriate comments from reviewers into final documents.
  • Cross check data and verify content from source documents.
  • Assist staff in the development of summary statements for grant application reviews.
  • Upload, write and edit draft summary statements.
  • Validates and enters information into databases.
  • Work with staff on entry of reviewer data into the Committee Management system in order to prepare peer review rosters.
  • Determine appropriate meeting type; face-to-face, teleconference, Internet-Assisted meeting, etc.
  • Identifies involved persons who must be on a conflict of interest list and identifies deficiencies which must be addressed prior to review.
  • Assess reviewers against applications for potential conflicts of interest.
  • Enter, update and check the correctness of conflict data for all reviewers.
  • Use databases and internet sites to identify appropriate reviewers.
  • Examine key personnel, institutional affiliations and letters of support associated with each grant application to determine potential conflicts of interest.
  • Attends peer review meetings to take notes for use when preparing final summary of documentation of meeting proceedings.
  • Represent and gather information at meetings to report back to the branch.
  • Schedule review meetings; prepare materials for reviewers; interact with staff.
  • Captures the results of committee deliberations during the review meeting.
  • Attend study section meetings and support the federal Scientific Review Officer by taking note of discussions.
  • Consult with staff as necessary to ensure smooth execution of pre- and post-meeting details.
  • Attend review meetings and ensure that each protocol receives an appropriate and fair review; create a meeting roster and enter relevant reviewer information; and enter meeting information in Internet Assisted Review.
  • Obtains written critiques from reviewers.
  • Obtain, evaluate and coordinate written critiques from expert reviewers.
  • Manage the coordination of critiques form expert reviewers.
  • Subsequent to the reviews, manage the coordination of critiques from expert reviewers,
  • Ensure that high quality written reviews are obtained.
  • Ensure that reviewers and committee members are provided with adequate opportunities to present their major critiques.
  • Evaluates incoming reviews for completeness and accuracy.
  • Proofread, clarify and edit reviews, summaries and reports.
  • Identify the administrative and the scientific issues in the grant applications or contract proposals.
  • Evaluate incoming reviews for completeness and accuracy.
  • Ensure that high quality written reviews are obtained.
  • Ensure that summary statements and technical evaluation reports are compiled and edited to produce high quality documents.
  • Analyzes scientific content of grant applications.
  • Determine whether appropriate human subject and animal information is contained in the applications.
  • Provide scientific and technical assistance and consultation.
  • Apply scientific knowledge in areas related to the mission and the NIH peer review process.

 

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

Minimum Education

PhD

Additional Qualifications:

 

Field of Study
  • Community and Public Health
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Clinical Psychology
  • General Medical and Health Services
  • Miscellaneous Biology
  • General Social Sciences
Software
  • Microsoft Office
  • Outlook
Skills
  • Human research subject protections
  • Peer review process for grants
  • Grants and contract mechanisms

 

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

Management Analyst

(ID: 2024-5312)

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 Management Analyst 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.

 

This is a part-time position, expected to work 20 hours per week.

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

To support the NIH Surgeon-in-Chief

 

Deliverables:

 

  • Maintain Calendar and Schedules – Daily
  • Meet with Surgeon-in-Chief – Weekly
  • Meet with Management Analysts – Monthly
  • Take Comprehensive Meeting Minutes – Ad-Hoc
  • Maintain Laboratory Website – Weekly
  • Coordinate Travel – Weekly
  • Manage TEAMS Channel – Daily
  • Assist with Surgeon-in-Chief Activities.
  • Track complaints, compliance, and sub-committee activities 
  • Daily Assist with Ordering Supplies – Weekly

 

Work Details:

 

  • Capture meeting minutes and prepare final documentation for distribution to participants. 1
  • Present information and status updates on projects and studies ongoing within the organization. 2
  • Review policy, regulatory, and legal requirements for operation, document gaps, and propose corrective actions. 3
  • Provides analysis and advisory services regarding management functions.
  • Facilitate business process improvement activities, including documenting as-is processes and gathering to-be requirements and validating capture with staff.
  • Assist researching and preparing program and operational strategies and implementation plans.
  • Prepares a variety of management and administrative studies to analyze and evaluate internal procedures, policies, processes, and systems for the purpose of improving efficiency.
  • Analyze and evaluate proposed changes in operating procedures draft standard operating procedures, and develop procedures and systems for establishing, operating, and assessing the effectiveness of administrative controls and systems.
  • Analyze the data gathered and develop solutions or alternative methods of proceeding.
  • Reviews and comments on new or proposed changes to existing policies, procedures or systems.
  • Conduct assessments of standard operating procedures (SOP) and prepare recommendations for improvement.
  • Observe operations and document standard practices and develop new standard operating procedures (SOP) and instructions.
  • Research and analyze new government policies and regulations that may impact operations and propose actions to ensure operational compliance.
  • Assess business strategies and operating plans for consistency with a variety of institutional, governmental, and industry standards and best practices and draft reports for upper management.
  • Prepares reports in the areas of budget, procurement, HR, travel, etc.
  • Prepare detailed reports based on research and findings and present at meetings and briefings.
  • Review policies and regulations that govern the activities performed in the program.
  • Research and review institutional policies applicable to operations.
  • Review business, operations, and program plans for consistency and compliance with institutional and governmental policies.
  • Prepares reports and presentations for meetings.
  • Attend routine staff and business meetings for awareness and to take notes for distribution.
  • Assist staff by preparing briefing and presentation materials for presentations at meetings.
  • Draft reports for review and discussion at working groups and meetings.
  • Researches and suggests developing areas of management policy.
  • Documents performance shortfalls and recommends corrective actions.
  • Assists operational and program staff in identifying, capturing, and evaluating unique performance criteria.

 

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:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Administrative Professional
  • Certified Administrative Assistant
 
Field of Study:
  • Business Management and Administration 
 
Software:
  • SharePoint
  • MS Office
  • WebEx
 
Skills:
  • Project Management
  • Website Content Management
  • Meeting Minutes/Summary Reports
  • Executive Level Support 
  • Attention to Detail
  • Communication
  • Meeting Coordination

 

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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Computer Programmer

(ID: 2024-5310)

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 Computer Programmer to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the Office of the Director (OD) located in Bethesda, MD.

 

This is a part-time position, expected to work 20 hours per week.

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 purpose of this position is to support DTR IT team in creating complex technical projects, including various web applications, dashboards, and data analytics-related tools for DTR and CUP that integrate with OSISoft PI and Maximo asset management systems. The selected candidate will work on many platforms and languages, including ASP.Net, JAVA, JQuery, Python, and Angular. This position will serve and contribute as a senior member of the DTR IT team in providing technical solutions to Central Utility Plant (CUP) leadership on vision and strategy for technology projects, process streamlining, and automation.

 

Deliverables:

 

  • Create a dashboard for DTR IT team which integrates OSI PI system with Angular/.Net projects – Monthly
  • Help the DTR IT team create a dashboard which displays Maximo and OSISoft PI data – Monthly
  • Do a demo to present his work to DTR higher management – Monthly

 

Work Details:

 

  • Work with staff to improve efficiency of the current data processing by creating new programming approaches. 1
  • Implement improvements to development activities to speed the development of applications, databases, or software tools. 2
  • Develop and implement new or major revisions to applications, databases, or software tools. 3
  • Develop new code and refine/troubleshoot existing code. 4
  • Provide support to facility users and staff; resolve or escalate issues based on criteria. 5
  • Troubleshoots any issues or problems and implement appropriate corrective actions.
  • Provides guidance and problem resolution for users.
  • Evaluate the impact of programming modifications.
  • Refines data and formats final product.
  • Provides technical experience needed to assist in reviewing, updating, analyzing, and modifying existing programming systems.
  • Implement new software for data tracking and management, including additions and updates to the database object model.
  • Use advanced knowledge in machine learning, statistics, text mining, natural language processing, and computational semantics, computer vision, and data science to develop creative solutions to complex real-world problems.
  • Use analytic methods to solve real-world problems.
  • Apply a variety of statistical and computational techniques to solve complex analytic problems.
  • Serve as the application lead for applications.
  • Encodes, tests, debugs, and installs new programs using various programming languages.
  • Develop scientific applications using R, Shiny, and/or Python.
  • Deploy applications to systems; manage library dependencies.
  • Collaborate with staff to develop, test, refine, and apply advanced statistical and computational methods.
  • Develop or utilize new or existing technology to develop dynamic web applications or software tools for bioinformatics applications.
  • Develop new technologies and core labs that support for detailed and consistent data analysis/manipulation and programming support for custom-built scientific applications.
  • Develops and schedules data backups, security patches or upgrades, etc.
  • Maintain and monitor applications, databases, or software tools.
  • Serve as the lead in the technology areas, including roadmaps, schedules, status reports, plans, and recommendations.
  • Test and install the software updates.
  • Maintain facility webpage, including editing of HTML, files, and guidance for individual lab members.
  • Upgrade and maintain computer hardware, peripherals, network switches, and hubs.
  • Documents all assignments and creates various reports as needed.
  • Prepare roadmaps, schedules, status reports, plans, and recommendations.
  • Generate and run appropriate database queries needed for Quarterly Progress Reports.
  • Maintain and follow SOPs, configuration management, upgrades, and availability.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to detail all steps and activities carried out for all aspects of the program data management.
  • Provide written technical descriptions of implemented algorithms; contribute to the publication of the lab’s software and research.
  • Writes and maintains program documentation.
  • Prepare roadmaps, schedules, status reports, plans, and recommendations.
  • Maintain and follow SOPs, configuration management, upgrades, and availability.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to detail all steps and activities carried out for all aspects of program data management.
  • Provide feasibility studies and research for compatibility and ease of scientific databases used by researchers for extensive scientific data analyses
  • Provide written technical descriptions of implemented algorithms; contribute to the publication of the lab’s software and research.
  • Documents programming problems and resolutions for future reference.
  • Develop new code and refine/troubleshoot existing code.
  • Assists with planning, building, and maintaining applications to meet an end user’s needs.

 

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:
  • Coursera Machine Learning Certification
 
Field of Study:
  • Computer Science
 
Software:
  • Javascript
  • PyTorch
  • TABLEAU
  • Nodejs 
  • Python 
  • MySQL
  • HTML
  • Java
  • Git
 
Skills: 
  • Algorithm Development 
  • Database Management 
  • Data Visualization 
  • Data Presentation 
  • Machine Learning

 

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

Scientific Editor

(ID: 2024-5178)

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
Scientific Editor to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) located in Bethesda, 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 purpose of this position is to review materials for writing assignments and edit and finalize scientific papers for submission to peer reviewed journals.

Deliverables:

Work Details:

  • Research and write communication strategies and plans that identify goals to be achieved, measurable objectives, audiences, messaging, creative concepts, communication channels, and government clearance requirements. 1
  • Monitor scientific and technical literature, conduct content analysis and report findings. 2
  • Edit scientific papers according to manuscript guidelines, including writing the methods section, to finalize for submission to peer-reviewed journals 3
  • Utilize bibliographic management software 4
  • Develops communication strategies and plans that align with overall program objectives and goals.
  • Prepares written and electronic information documents for various audiences.
  • Conducts media and content analysis.
  • Maintains social media and Internet sites, and updates content and materials.
  • Monitors press coverage through press calls, news alerts, and other sources.
  • Track frequently asked questions at speaking engagements and other events and develop materials to address relevant questions.
  • Builds relationships with the press and maintains specialized contacts.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with members of the press and external stakeholders.
  • Attends workshops, seminars, and meetings to stay abreast of current scientific and policy trends.
  • Attend workshops, seminars and meetings to stay abreast of current scientific and policy trends.
  • Identifies new meetings and conferences to promote initiatives within the Program.
  • Serve as an expert resource to staff and consortium members about opportunities and challenges for engagement with the program.
  • Provides communication and media subject matter expertise and coordinates media engagements.
  • Serve as an expert resource to staff and consortium members about opportunities and challenges for engagement with the program.

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
  • Systematic Review – Library Science
 
Field of Study
  • Library Science
 
Software
  • Bibliographic databases
  • EndNote
  • MS Office
 
Skills
  • Bibliographic management
  • Scoping review
  • Systematic review
  • Editing
  • Literature reference searches
  • Strong communication 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

Researcher

(ID: 2024-5202)

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
Researcher to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) located in Bethesda, 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

We have discovered six distinct anti-prion systems in S. cerevisiae and are analyzing how they work. We are also studying whether these systems prevent some proteins from being prions at all. While searching for such prions, we are also looking for new anti-prion systems or new components of already known systems. Our studies of mutants carrying defects in several anti-prion systems have shown that they generate prions at thousands of times the frequency of normal strains. We are also pursuing an understanding of this phenomenon.

Deliverables:

  • ​Clean Equipment – Ad-Hoc
  • Run Validation – Ad-Hoc
  • Inspect Equipment – Ad-Hoc
  • Meet with lab members to present updates – Ad-Hoc

Work Details:

  • 4. Examine the inositol polyphosphate levels of cells overexpressing the Pho86 protein which we have found bypasses a need for specific inositol polyphosphate kinases. Other mutants affecting prion propagation that show interactions with the inositol polyphosphate – related genes will also be examined for their levels of these compounds. 1
  • 7. Seminar Attendance – Attend LBG seminars and Wickner/Masison Joint Group seminars. 2
  • Keep various laboratory items in stock, and perform other tasks as directed. 3
  • Performs laboratory experiments in support of research programs and projects.
    • 1. Scientific Experiments – Independently carry out experiments concerning prion proteins and anti-prion systems.
    • 2. Purify the various known prion proteins using affinity columns and examine whether they are capable of making amyloid in vitro, and, if so, whether this amyloid is infectious for yeast by using a yeast infectivity assay.
    • 3. Do transmission EM of the amyloid filaments if above infectious amyloid is made successfully to study the structure of this amyloid using solid-state NMR and cryoEM.
    • 4. Examine the inositol polyphosphate levels of cells overexpressing the Pho86 protein which we have found bypasses a need for specific inositol polyphosphate kinases. Other mutants affecting prion propagation that show interactions with the inositol polyphosphate – related genes will also be examined for their levels of these compounds. 1
    • 5. Using the yeast knockout library, isolate mutants that increase the frequency of prions of Tup1 or Cyc8 and examine their mechanism of action.
    • 6.  Laboratory Management – Keep various laboratory items in stock and perform other tasks as directed.
    • 7. Seminar Attendance – Attend LBG seminars and Wickner/Masison Joint Group seminars. 2
  • Contractor will attend LBG seminars and Wickner/Masison Joint Group seminars.
  • Maintains clear and accurate records of laboratory work in defined notebooks and converts those records to electronic records as appropriate.
  • Conduct data storage, and record keeping.
  • Perform data retrieval and entry using multiple IT systems.
  • Record and interpret experimental data.
  • Collect and analyze data; organize spreadsheets; prepare graphs, reports, summaries and illustrations for use and tracking of protocol activity.
  • Maintain and update laboratory notebook and database that includes a daily record of experiments; description of the overall analysis plan for each experiment, experimental methods/analysis plans, and results of experiments.
  • Provide preliminary descriptive analysis of study materials and methods.
  • Coordinate the collection and analysis of research data and analysis systems; ensure that all records are complete.
  • Review all records and make necessary notations before submitting them for interpretation.
  • Operates a variety of laboratory equipment.
  • Calibrate and operate a variety of laboratory instruments under GLP guidelines and follow SOPs to perform test, analysis, and other procedures.
  • Prepare, maintain, document and operate research tools and technologies.
  • Performs quality control of the laboratory including upkeep and routine maintenance of equipment.
  • Conduct and coordinate operations in research laboratory, including space, equipment use and scheduling.
  • Perform trouble shooting of equipment; document actions required to resolve problem and initiate corrective action as needed.
  • Perform required quality control steps as needed.
  • Calibrate and operate a variety of laboratory instruments used to perform tests, analyses, and other laboratory procedures.
  • Perform quality control of laboratory equipment.
  • Perform daily calibration, operation, and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedules; perform regularly scheduled maintenance on equipment and generate maintenance reports for equipment.
  • Orders and maintains laboratory supplies, including chemicals, biological materials, liquid nitrogen, etc.
  • Develop protocols into SOPs for use in training material.
  • Coordinate the day to day procurement functions within a research setting (i.e., laboratory).
  • Procure various types and categories of supplies, equipment, and services required by a research laboratory.
  • Initiate requests for new or renewal of standing orders for widely used supplies and services.
  • Interact with administrative staff on management and procurement issues.
  • Gather information and prepare procurement documents, including Statements of Work and justifications for a variety of supplies and services.
  • Research and prepare documents for the procurement supplies and research equipment/tools.
  • Prepare purchase requests for execution through procurement systems.
  • Order and maintain laboratory supplies, reagents and equipment.
  • Inventory laboratory supplies and equipment, make recommendations and prepare purchase requests.
  • Attends and presents data at laboratory meetings and one national scientific meeting.
  • Attend laboratory meetings; present findings to staff.
  • Prepare charts and figures for presentations and reports.
  • Attend facility staff meetings/reviews lab practices or review minutes of the meeting.
  • Prepare and present posters at scientific meetings.
  • Draft and produce reports, briefings and other materials for discussion with staff.
  • Prepare abstracts and manuscripts based on study data and experimental findings to be presented at scientific meetings and/or publication in scientific journals.
  • Attend conferences and seminars; read literature to remain current in related information.
  • Present findings describing outcomes of successful projects at meetings and conferences.
  • Develops laboratory experiments in support of research programs and projects.
  • Interpret experimental techniques and procedures; prepare reports on data results.
  • Conduct research including planning, and conducting experiments and data analysis in the Laboratory
  • Collaborate with investigators to carry out research testing in the clinical research laboratory according to written standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Perform experiments as listed in analysis plan.
  • Prepare a draft written description of the analysis procedures, the findings, the limitations and the proposal for followup experiments.
  • Perform both routine and specialized laboratory procedures of moderate to high complexity.
  • Design and perform experiments to advance laboratory goals
  • Perform experiments with all necessary controls; perform repeat experiments to determine reproducibility; design new experiments as necessary for progress.
  • Perform fundamental procedures required for research projects.
  • Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols.
  • Coordinates quality control of the laboratory including upkeep and routine maintenance of equipment.
  • Conduct and coordinate operations in research laboratory, including space, equipment use and scheduling.
  • Perform trouble shooting of equipment; document actions required to resolve problem and initiate corrective action as needed.
  • Perform required quality control steps as needed.
  • Calibrate and operate a variety of laboratory instruments used to perform tests, analyses, and other laboratory procedures.
  • Perform quality control of laboratory equipment.
  • Perform daily calibration, operation, and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Monitor equipment performance and maintenance schedules; perform regularly scheduled maintenance on
  • equipment and generate maintenance reports for equipment.
  • Reviews orders and maintains laboratory supplies, including chemicals, biological materials, liquid nitrogen, etc.
  • Develop protocols into SOPs for use in training material.
  • Coordinate the day to day procurement functions within a research setting (i.e., laboratory).
  • Procure various types and categories of supplies, equipment, and services required by a research laboratory.
  • Initiate requests for new or renewal of standing orders for widely used supplies and services.
  • Interact with administrative staff on management and procurement issues.
  • Gather information and prepare procurement documents, including Statements of Work and justifications for a variety of supplies and services.
  • Research and prepare documents for the procurement supplies and research equipment/tools.
  • Prepare purchase requests for execution through NIH procurement systems.
  • Order and maintain laboratory supplies, reagents and equipment.
  • Inventory laboratory supplies and equipment, make recommendations and prepare purchase requests.
  • Attends and / or presents data at laboratory meetings and one national scientific meeting.
  • Attend laboratory meetings; present findings to staff.
  • Prepare charts and figures for presentations and reports.
  • Attend facility staff meetings/reviews lab practices or review minutes of the meeting.
  • Prepare and present posters at scientific meetings.
  • Draft and produce reports, briefings and other materials for discussion with staff.
  • Prepare abstracts and manuscripts based on study data and experimental findings to be presented at scientific meetings and/or publication in scientific journals.
  • Attend conferences and seminars; read literature to remain current in related information.
  • Present findings describing outcomes of successful projects at meetings and conferences.
  • Develops strategies with supervisor and other laboratory personnel to plan subsequent experiments.
  • Conduct computerized searches of library references, scientific publications and other databases; extract, consolidate and organize pertinent materials.
  • Prepare written evaluation of results including detected deficiencies/defects, and reports on research protocols, processing, analysis, and storage.
  • Provide reference and research service in response to requests for information on biomedical subjects.
  • Review and discuss the results of experiments; propose and discuss possible new experiments.
  • Interact with scientists from other organizations or institutions involved in similar or related research projects.
  • Revise the analysis plan and experiments based on the findings of earlier experiments.
  • Collaborate with staff on planning and executing plans for the development of new research protocols and tools.
  • Evaluates and interprets computer analysis of research data and prepares data for publication.
  • Use the computer to cross reference design and repeat experiments and research before preparing findings for publication.
  • Cross reference research data; conduct comparative analysis.
  • Trains staff in specialized laboratory techniques, procedures and laboratory safety.
  • Train and mentor fellows and other scientists who work on project and use equipment; provide quality control measures; develop training plans; oversee training in laboratory techniques.
  • Provide training to students and other personnel in the use of laboratory equipment and in the performance of specialized procedures, techniques, etc.
  • Mentor graduate students or other junior staff to help them learn about assay development, lab equipment and guide their project structure.
  • Provide training to other personnel on specialized procedures, methodologies, etc.
  • Keep abreast of current research projects and to determine research assistance and information support.
  • Provide training in laboratory experiments to post-doctoral fellows and technicians.
  • Interact with students, post-doctoral fellows and non-doctoral research technicians on experimental design and laboratory-based methodologies.
  • Provide mentoring to post-baccalaureate students in the research group.
  • Create and educate lab members and colleagues in protocols for using new research technologies and tools.

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:

​Field of Study
  • Miscellaneous Health Medical Professions

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

Clinical Neuropsychologist

(ID: 2024-5044)

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
Clinical Neuropsychologist to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) located in BETHESDA, 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

Deliverables:

Work Details:

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:

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