Analytical Chemist IV

West Jefferson, Ohio
$92k and up based upon experience
Mar 31, 2021
Apr 30, 2021
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

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 an Analytical Chemist IV to work in our West Jefferson, OH facility.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and validate methods to quantify small molecules in biological matrices in support of exploratory and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) studies
  • Conduct experiments utilizing a variety of mass spectrometry analysis techniques including, but not limited to LC-MS/MS, GC-MSD; determine appropriate acceptance criteria, conduct technical data reviews, analyze and interpret data collected, form conclusions, and write/review technical correspondence and technical reports.
  • Troubleshoot complex laboratory problems; provide new perspectives to existing solutions. Develop innovative testing and/or analysis methods to improve results and/or the efficiency of the process.
  • Conduct and/or lead a variety of small research/technical projects or phases of technical projects. Provide technical direction to and coordinate the efforts of small teams of scientists and technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects within time and budget constraints.
  • Identify new technologies, assays, techniques to drive business in the medical chemical/biological defense area for the chemistry group
  • Operate laboratory instrumentation
  • Prepare and make technical presentations to client meetings and conferences, both formal and informal.
  • Oversee, train and mentor junior staff
  • Assist with proposal efforts. Prepare technical sections of proposals. Prepare cost and schedule estimates on proposed projects for chemistry
  • Demonstrates knowledge of theory by creatively troubleshooting and correctly interpreting results with to resolve technical challenges.
  • Performs complex analysis to check accuracy, applicability, and reasonableness of project work to meet project technical requirements and laboratory data quality objectives.
  • Ensuring compliance to in-house specifications, standards and Good Laboratory Practices
  • Maintaining, calibrating, and cleaning equipment to specifications.
  • Setting up and operating various lab instrumentation to include: centrifuges, pipetting devices and balances.
  • Follow all safety guidelines while working around hazardous materials.
  • Requisition, receive, store, issue, and inventory parts/supplies.

Requirements to be considered for job:

  • Minimum requirement of PhD in analytical chemistry, with 5+ years of industrial experience or post-doc experience.
  • Demonstrated experience using chromatographic systems such as gas chromatographs (GC) or liquid chromatographs (LC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working with advanced MS systems such as tandem (MS/MS) or high resolution mass spectrometers.
  • Proven experience with operation, calibration, and maintenance of MS instruments and interpretation of data.
  • Proficient in standard wet chemistry sample extraction and cleanup techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative chemical analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Incumbent must successfully pass medical screening, including the ability to wear personal protection equipment (PPE) and work with highly hazardous materials
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Incumbent will be subject to a government security investigation and must have the ability to obtain/maintain a security clearance
  • Ability to obtain/maintain certification in Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (NACLC required) 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

Desired but not required:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of analytical methods involving chemical warfare agents and other highly toxic chemicals
  • Knowledge of US Army rules and regulations surrounding chemical surety material
  • Understanding of GLP and ISO regulations
  • Work around hazardous materials may be required and would be performed by following all safety guidelines to minimize exposure