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Battelle Memorial Institute Organic Chemist II 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 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Business Line is currently seeking candidates for a full time, permanent position as an Organic Chemist II . This position is located in Columbus, Ohio .


  • Design and develop practical synthesis routes to target compounds

  • Execute the synthesis, purification, and characterization of target compounds efficiently

  • Maintain a detailed laboratory notebook according to corporate standards and SOPs

  • Work closely with all members of the synthesis team

  • Provide technical input for reports

  • Manage time effectively

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry with 5 years of laboratory experience or a PhD in Organic Chemistry.

  • Demonstrated experience in the synthesis, purification, and characterization of small molecules

  • Familiarity with common analytical equipment used for characterization of small molecules including Gas Chromatography (GC), Gas Chromatography coupled with detectors such as Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), and NMR

  • The ability to work in a team environment

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Familiarity with MS Office

  • A commitment to continuous learning and a demonstrated ability to perform in a fast-paced environment with rapidly-changing priorities.

  • Incumbent must successfully pass medical screening, including the ability to wear personal protection equipment (PPE) and work with highly hazardous materials

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


  • Experience in pharmaceutical product synthesis and/or production

  • Experience with phosphorus chemistry

  • Proposal writing experience

  • Experience with synthesis of peptides and peptide adducts

  • Experience with prep scale liquid chromatography

  • Previous research experience related to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and/or explosive (CBRNE) threats

  • Experience working with toxic chemicals

  • Experience operating in an ISO environment


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