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Battelle Memorial Institute R&D Chemical Engineer 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 National Security Business Unit is currently seeking candidates for a full time, permanent position as an R&D Chemical Engineer II . This position is located in Columbus, Ohio .


  • Lead the design, planning, development, execution, analysis, and reporting of vapor/gas and aerosol-related experiments performed in the laboratory and in the field

  • Participate in field testing requiring domestic travel

  • Analyze and assess the capabilities of chemical production facilities

  • Utilize and refine proprietary software to perform assessments of chemical production and biological production facilities

  • Participation in studies related to the laboratory synthesis, commercial production, and international uses of pesticides and other chemicals, including simulation of the processes using ChemCAD process simulation software

  • Participate in studies related to the laboratory synthesis, commercial production, reprocessing, and international uses of nuclear fuels and related chemicals

  • Assist in the performance of hazardous material consequence assessments

  • Participate in data compilation, data reduction, data review, and data analysis

  • Assist in the documentation of laboratory findings and results, including progress reports and final reports


  • Master’s degree in chemical engineering with at least 3 years of industrial or relevant experience

  • Demonstrated experience with chemical process simulation (ChemCAD, ASPEN, SuperPro, etc.)

  • Demonstrated laboratory experience working with benchtop processes

  • The ability to work in a team environment

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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

  • Willingness to travel domestically for field testing

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


  • Experience with aerosol generation/measurement

  • Experience in pharmaceutical product synthesis and/or production

  • Experience with chemical production process emissions estimation and reporting

  • Experience with computer code development (C, C++, C#, VB.NET, MatLab, Python, Visual Basic, etc.)

  • Experience with dynamic chemical production modeling and/or reactive molecular dynamics simulations

  • Experience with explosives/energetic systems and/or canine training activities

  • Experience with solid rocket propellants

  • Experience with specialized materials for hypersonic vehicles

  • Experience with estimating and/or reporting vapor, liquid, and solid emissions from industrial processes.


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.

COVID-19 Vaccine

In compliance with President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors, Battelle requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

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 is an equal opportunity employer. We provide 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 veteran or military 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