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Battelle Memorial Institute Molecular Biologist in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle’s founding mission “to translate scientific discovery and technology advances into societal benefit” is as relevant today as when we opened our doors over 90 years ago. Our science and technology enhance society's well-being and create critical innovations that drive scientific advances for the future. We conduct groundbreaking research and development, design and manufacture leading-edge products, and deliver critical services for commercial and government customers. Our work meets the needs of the nation when it matters most, and Battelle is committed to driving innovation today and for generations to come.

We are currently seeking a Molecular Biologist . This position is located in Columbus, OH .


Battelle’s CBRNE Business Line is seeking a scientist who possesses a strong background in microbiology, molecular biology and biochemistry. This is primarily a non-lab position providing technical leadership and support for a variety of programs. The successful candidate will conduct information acquisition activities and apply the principles, theories and concepts of biology to address technical questions in Biological Warfare (BW) defense and counter-proliferation for U.S. Government clients. Tasks will include reading and analyzing scientific literature and writing reports on various technical topics related to BW defense, counter-proliferation, dual-use technologies, and medical countermeasures to BW agents. The successful candidate must show an interest in learning, the ability to work well in a team environment, and be comfortable speaking in front of their peers and clients. The candidate must be eligible to obtain and maintain a SECRET level U.S. Government security clearance and cannot possess dual citizenship.


  • PhD in Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or Biochemistry with 0-2 years of experience

  • Proficient with scientific databases (e.g. SciFinder, PubMed, ScienceDirect)

  • Ability to research and analyze scientific, medical, and patent literature

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance

  • Willingness to work in small groups or independently as necessary

  • Demonstrated technical writing skills, shown by articles published in technical journals, reports, theses, etc.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Must be US Citizen


  • Familiarity with reference management software (e.g. EndNote, RefMan) and authoring in media-wiki software

  • Experience reviewing and assessing BW Defense topics

  • Currently possess a DoD sponsored Secret or Top Secret clearance


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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