Battelle Memorial Institute Immunology Researcher in West Jefferson, Ohio

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking an Immunology Researcher to support our Clinical and Non-Clinical Research business. This position will be located in West Jefferson, OH.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Performs immunological research and analysis including flow cytometry and development and troubleshooting of new assays. Interacts with clients to develop new capabilities and solves a range of problems . Analyzes possible solutions and makes recommendations for process improvement. Extracts information from existing databases or literature and performs reviews.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Performs assignments of moderate complexity by compiling and evaluating design and test data, preparing technical specifications, analyzing technical data to determine appropriate limits and variables for product, process or materials specifications.

  • Interprets, compiles and analyzes data collected and writes various technical reports.

  • Troubleshoots the testing process when expected results are not obtained. Recommends and executes paths forward to resolve analysis problems.

  • Completes assigned project work within schedule and budget constraints.

  • Assists with proposal efforts as needed.

  • Builds relationships with internal clients. Has contact with external clients.

  • Contributes to IR&D studies. Develops moderately complex processes or testing methods to improve quality or efficiency.

  • Supports business development efforts led by others.

  • May oversee lower-level staff in extracting and preparing data for analysis.

THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, microbiology, immunology or other related field and 2-5 years' experience OR a Master's degree with 0-2 years' experience. PhD in Immunology or related field preferred.

  • Strong experience with flow cytometry instruments.

  • Experience developing new and troubleshooting assays.

  • Must be a US citizen with the ability and willingess to obtain security clearance.

  • Ability to obtain/maintain certification in Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (NACLC required) and/or Biological Personnel Reliability Program (Single Scope Background Investigation required for entry- this is background investigation performed for DoD TOP SECRET clearances), and Biological Suitability Assessment Program.

  • Ability to obtain/maintain DoJ Security Risk Assessment (SRA) approval.

  • Ability to obtain/maintain CDC approval to work with BSAT material.

  • Must be willing to work in a biosafety level 2 (BSL2) and/or 3 (BSL3) (biocontainment) environment and able to wear appropriate respiratory protection.

  • Must be willing to be immunized with FDA licensed vaccines and Investigational New Drugs (IND) recommended for persons at risk to occupational exposure of biological agents.

  • Must be willing to participate in random drug screening.

Legal Disclaimer

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.

BENEFITS

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, 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