Bethesda, MD Full Time 2 weeks ago
Overview: Axle Informatics is a bioscience and information technology company that offers advancements in translational research, biomedical informatics, and data science applications to research centers and healthcare organizations around the globe. With experts in biomedical science, software engineering, and program management, we focus on developing and applying research tools and techniques to empower decision-making and accelerate research discoveries. We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
is seeking a highly ambitious, adaptable, structured, and detail-oriented Scientific Reviewer to join our vibrant team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Extramural Activities, Scientific Review Program, Immunology Review Branch in Bethesda, MD.
Technical Requirements
  • Work with the Designated Federal Official (DFO), Federal Scientific Review Officer (SRO), to manage the scientific peer review of grant and cooperative agreement applications, and contract proposals assigned to the NIAID for primary merit review.
  • Assist the DFO on multiple tasks/review assignments (grants and contracts) at one time.
  • Possess and apply scientific knowledge in areas related to the NIAID mission and the NIH peer review process.
  • Possess and apply Federal, DHHS, and NIH grant and contract acquisition policy to all work.
  • Assist the DFO in identifying the administrative and the scientific issues in the grant applications or contract proposals, e.g., application completeness, adherence to scientific and administrative requirements of the solicitation; understand the hypotheses and rationale presented in the applications/proposals; describe and list the type of science and specific technologies proposed in the application and contract proposals.
  • Possess the ability to learn how to use the NIH and NIAID developed digital business systems (IMPAC II, eRA Commons, QVR, RIMS, Pub Med, NIH Reviewer Support Site, NIAID SRDMS, SRP Access databases, NIH Reporter, numerous macros) that have been developed to facilitate SRP SROs work.
  • Search for reviewers with appropriate scientific expertise and recommend potential reviewers to the DFO.
  • Use good writing and communication skills.
  • Provide timely response to all inquiries from the program, reviewers, and applicants and keeps DFO informed of all actions.
  • Assist the DFO in preparing guidance documents for reviewers, use of electronic systems, and submission of critiques.
  • Capture the results of committee deliberations during the review meeting.
  • Assist the DFO with the conduct of the review meeting.
  • Assist the DFO in the development of summary statements for grant application reviews, or Technical Evaluation Reports for contract proposals.

Specific Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in microbiology, immunology, virology, or related biomedical or translational field with expertise and independent research in basic or clinical research background in one or more of the following areas: HIV/AIDS, basic and translational virology, biology and immunology of infectious diseases, microbiology, parasitology, basic and translational immunology, autoimmunity, allergic diseases, transplantation immunology, mucosal immunology, vaccine immunology, and/or immunological effects of radiation exposure infectious diseases; postdoctoral experience (recent research presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals are expected as evidence of independent research experience); bachelor’s degree plus four (4) years of specialized experience are equivalent to a Ph.D.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (MS Access experience).
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Some knowledge of NIH.
  • Organizational and interpersonal abilities; proficiency in technical/scientific writing.
  • Ability to lift boxed paper files for transport to/from meetings.


  • 100% Medical, Dental & Vision premium coverage for Employees
  • Paid Time Off (Including Holidays)
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • 401K Match
  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development opportunities
  • Flexible Spending Accounts:
    • Healthcare (FSA)
    • Parking Reimbursement Account (PRK)
    • Dependent Care Assistant Program (DCAP)
    • Transportation Reimbursement Account (TRN)

The diversity of Axle’s employees is a tremendous asset. We are firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment-based age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, status with respect to public assistance, and other characteristics protected under state, federal, or local law and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination or coerce others to discriminate.

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  • Posting Date:
    13th May 2022
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