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

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 Virologist to support our LSR business. This position will be located in West Jefferson, OH. The incumbent will be required to:

Perform research and analysis of data to include assessment of in vitro susceptibility and in vivo efficacy studies of novel small molecule and biological antiviral candidates.

Interact with clients to develop new capabilities and assist in the development of novel antiviral candidates.

Identify problems and develop recommendations for process improvements.

Extract information from existing databases or literature and performs reviews.


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 Internally funded R&D studies.

Develops moderately complex processes or testing methods to improve quality or efficiency.


Master’s or PhD in Microbiology/Virology or related field.

Prefer 1-2 years of post-degree relevant experience.

Strong experience with virology methods and procedures.

Experience developing new and troubleshooting assays.

U.S. citizen with the ability and willingness 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.

Able to work in a biosafety level 2 (BSL2) and/or 3 (BSL3) (biocontainment) environment and 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.

Participate in random drug screening.

Medical/Dental/Vision effective day 1. Work 9/80 schedule (with alternating Friday's off.)
Education Requirement:
Master’s or PhD in Microbiology/Virology or related field.
Years of Experience:
1-2 years of post-degree relevant experience
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • virology
  • medical virology
  • veterinary virology
  • areas of research: virology or immunology
  • skills : molecular biology
  • serology
  • experience with animal models
  • flow cytometry
$60,000 - $80,000/yr based upon experience.
West Jefferson
Life Sciences Research
1425 Plain City - Georgesville Route 142
West Jefferson , Ohio 43162-9647
Deborah Meyer,