Battelle Memorial Institute Laboratory Animal Technician 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 Laboratory Animal Technician to support our Clinical & Non-clinical Research business. This position is located in West Jefferson, 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.

  • Performing routine lab procedures with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Collecting, recording, analyzing, documenting and reporting results with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Working with hazardous materials in a controlled environment while maintaining strict safety standards and procedures.

  • Maintaining thorough written and verbal communication with supervisors, study directors and coworkers.

  • Understanding and following all relevant SOPs, facility and security guidelines.

  • Regularly cleaning and maintaining laboratory facilities and equipment.

  • Provide support with the sanitization, repair, and maintenance of caging, carts, and other equipment.

  • Assist in the disposal and removal of waste from the facility.

  • Learning and refining new laboratory skills and techniques.

  • Maintaining an excellent work attendance record and being punctual on all projects.


  • Exhibits sufficient technical knowledge to perform routine assignments. Demonstrated ability to operate basic equipment and follow standard procedures. Performs routine specified analysis of data.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education and 1 - 2 years of relevant/applicable experience

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Must have a high degree of manual dexterity and the ability to work wearing a respirator

  • Ability to frequently bend and stoop and must be able to lift 50 lbs. to waist level and 25 lbs. to shoulder level; ability to be on feet for most of the work shift.

  • 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.

  • Newly hired employees are subject to a 90-day introductory period, during which their performance is evaluated by supervision.

  • Must be willing to work weekend, overtime, and holiday hours as needed.

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.


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.

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