Microbiologist II

Battelle Memorial Institute
Columbus, Ohio, US
Jul 24, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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 a Microbiologist II . This position is located in Columbus, Ohio .
- Perform Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) projects in BSL2 laboratories independently or under the guidance of senior scientists focusing on microbiology and other applied sciences within structured regulatory and quality frameworks (e.g. Select Agent regulations, ISO 9001:2015, and GLP).
- Lead technical work of small teams with oversight from senior scientists. Meet budget and time constraints and proactively communicate with project leadership to resolve problems.
- Support reporting efforts to include preparation of technical data for reports and presentations, peer reviewed publications, and client meetings.
- Perform/direct routine and non-routine laboratory procedures independently including:
- Assay development and adaption of assays to new purposes
- Propagation of microbial cultures and environmental enrichments
- Inspection, testing, maintenance, and documentation of laboratory equipment,
- Operation of lab equipment to include pipetting devices, balances, pH meters, centrifuges, plate readers, gel electrophoresis system, gel imagers, etc.
- Assist in the development of proposals, marketing plans and identifying business opportunities.
- Foster effective project teams across the group. Train, mentor, and lead junior technical staff.
- A Ph.D. (or M.S. and 5 years' experience or B.S. and 10 years experience) in microbiology.
- Proactive approach to problem solving and commitment to achieving quality results on schedule.
- Proven ability to conduct experiments according to standard operating procedures and develop new standard operating procedures.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and proven ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams.
- The ability to work in a team environment and train less experienced staff.
- 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.
- Current or previously held security clearance.
- Experience handling Select Agent pathogens.
- Experience working within laboratory quality management systems (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO17025, GLP).
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._
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