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Battelle Memorial Institute CLIA Laboratory Technician in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage 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.

We are currently seeking a Lab Technician . This position may be located in West Jefferson or Columbus, OH .


Applies job skills and applicable policies and procedures to complete a variety of tasks. Clearly communicates routine research procedures and results for contribution to reports. Works on assignments that are semi-routine in nature where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required. May train and guide less experienced staff and may provide input to performance reviews. Verifies the accuracy, applicability, and reasonableness of project work. Is encouraged to make recommendations but has limited discretion when making judgments and completing tasks. Conducts standard as well as non-standard tasks under close supervision and guidance of more experienced staff. Keeps supervisor informed regularly on status of work. Applicants should be flexible to work 2nd shift (and potentially 3rd shift if needed) as well as weekends. Applicant may be required to report to work in Columbus, Ohio or West Jefferson, Ohio as needed.


  • Perform routine and non-routine tests and analyses using appropriate technical equipment and instruments

  • Receive and process samples

  • Analyze test results, and log and report results using computer software and Integrated Health Information System

  • Perform quality control and calibrate equipment as necessary

  • Prepare reagents, label reagents appropriately, and organize supplies

  • Record all data in specified forms (paper and electronic) with accuracy

  • Ensure that all safety standards are followed and maintain a clean work area

  • Perform testing in a regulated environment

  • Adhere to CLIA regulations for performing tests and in training


  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological or chemical science field preferred

  • 1-2 years of experience working in a lab

  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong communication and troubleshooting skills

  • Dexterity with micropipettes, microtubes, and other delicate lab equipment

  • Experience performing PCR assays

  • Experience in laboratory quality control and quality assurance frameworks (ISO, GLP, CLIA, or similar)

  • Ability to work 2nd and 3rd shift and weekends as needed.

  • US citizen or Permanent Resident.


  • Clinical lab or medical technologist experience.


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.

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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