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Battelle Memorial Institute Life Sciences Senior Technician in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Battelle’s Bioscience Center team is currently seeking a full time Senior Technician to provide support to government and commercial programs focused on the development, evaluation, and implementation of materials, devices, and techniques designed to detect, provide protection against, and mitigate the effects of chemical, biological, and radiological hazards. This position is located in Columbus, OH .


  • Support the design, execution, and reporting of experiments rooted in microbiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology within structured regulatory and quality frameworks (e.g. Select Agent regulations, ISO 9001:2008, and GLP)

  • Active participation to maintain laboratory equipment and facilities within structured quality frameworks (e.g., ISO 9001:2015, and GLP)

  • Performance and method development of microbiological and cell culture procedures

  • Performance and method development of protein isolation and characterization procedures

  • Performance/direction of routine and non-routine laboratory procedures to support analytical operations

  • Following established safety guidelines to safely work with hazardous/infectious materials

  • Perform data reduction, data review, and data compilation adhering to accepted practices

  • Analyze data to identify and troubleshoot test methodologies

  • Documentation of draft reports for senior scientists

  • Presentation and reporting of progress and results to senior scientists

Additionally, the selected candidate will be expected to perform administrative functions as necessary, to ensure smooth functioning of experiments and timely distribution of program deliverables. Some domestic travel is anticipated.


  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in the life sciences with a background in bacteriology, virology, molecular biology, and/or biochemistry

  • Ability and willingness to work in biological safety level 2 (BSL-2) laboratories

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • The ability to work in a team environment

  • Sole U.S. citizenship, with the ability to obtain and maintain required government security clearances as a condition of employment

  • Sufficiently medically fit to work in the laboratory to perform assigned duties including the ability to wear personal protection equipment (PPE), lift up to 50 pounds, and work in the proximity of hazardous/infectious materials


  • Practical experience working with microbial pathogens and/or toxins of importance to public health, agriculture, and/or the environment

  • Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) experience

  • Previous experience in one of more of the following areas: marine biology, aerobiology, virology, eukaryotic cell culture, molecular biology.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in advanced laboratory techniques (e.g., flow cytometry, real-time PCR, nucleic acid sequencing)


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

As a condition of employment, Battelle will inquire about COVID vaccination status, and in the event that vaccinations are mandated at a work location (including client site and Battelle sites) we expect all candidates to comply with these required safety protocols.

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact recruiting@battelle.org .

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers