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Battelle Memorial Institute Epidemiology Principal Researcher (Organ Transplant) in Columbus, 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 a Epidemiology Principal Researcher (Organ Transplant); position may be located in Columbus, OH or Crystal City, VA


The Solid Organ Transplant Epidemiologist will be responsible for leading advanced statistical and epidemiological analyses including the development of system performance metrics, economics, simulation, and predictive model building to facilitate robust, evidence-based decision-making. (S)He will proactively identify the need for epidemiology evidence and develop and execute research strategies that optimize the contribution of epidemiological data across the Program. In collaboration with cross-functional teams, the Solid Organ Transplant Epidemiologist also supports solid organ transplant policy formulation and evaluations using qualitative and quantitative methods. At Battelle, the position is located within the Health Business Unit. The role involves participation in interdisciplinary teams, interactions with federal agencies and other stakeholders, and presentation and publication of research outcomes.


As the lead solid organ transplant epidemiologist, actively participate in internal teams and in collaboration with external stakeholders and proactively define appropriate strategies to execute epidemiological research. The goal of the strategy is to ensure high quality epidemiological deliverables across a large program.

  • Plan, coordinate and execute all aspects of epidemiology research programs/studies, including protocol development, primary and secondary data collection, data management, data analysis, report generation. Prepare results for Program decision making, contract deliverables, publications and technical reports.

  • Support the execution of solid organ transplant policy formulation and evaluations, using qualitative and quantitative methods as appropriate.

  • Contribute to reporting of epidemiological data and study results in recurring and special deliverables

  • Support planning, coordination and execution of epidemiological work conducted by external parties (e.g., subcontractors, academic investigators).

  • Participate in discussions with internal teams and external stakeholders, including federal agency staff and clinical experts. Explain epidemiologic concepts and present results of epidemiological analyses and studies to internal and external stakeholders with varying levels of epidemiologic research knowledge.

  • Take responsibility and initiative to advance own technical skills by critical review of emerging methodological literature and attending relevant scientific/professional society meetings. Present and publish at scientific conferences and peer-reviewed journals.



  • Doctoral degree in epidemiology or related quantitative discipline preferably with post-doctoral experience in the healthcare industry, federal or academic setting, or Contract Research Organizations with a healthcare federal or commercial customer base.

  • Or, Master's degree in epidemiology or related quantitative discipline with at least 3 years of post-graduate experience in the healthcare industry, federal or academic setting, or Contract Research Organizations with a healthcare federal or commercial customer base.


  • Demonstrated ability to independently carry out assigned duties, troubleshoot and identify technical and operational problems in the execution of duties, and to independently pursue solutions to ensure objectives are met efficiently and in a timely manner.

  • Minimum of two years of experience (PhD) or five (Master’s) with solid organ transplant epidemiology and/or policy formulation and evaluation methods (both qualitative frameworks and quantitative analysis) is required.

  • Experience working successfully in cross-functional teams or in a matrix organizational structure.


  • Understanding of and expertise in epidemiologic methods, observational and experimental study designs and analysis.

  • Understanding of qualitative policy formulation and evaluation methods.

  • Ability to conduct high-quality comprehensive literature reviews and critically interpret epidemiologic data and publications.

  • Fluency in writing epidemiological sections of scientific reports and federal contract deliverables (e.g., Analytical Support Plan).

  • Ability to strategically plan for the optimal, fit for purpose application of epidemiological research in system performance metrics, economics, simulation, and predictive model development.

  • Knowledge of solid organ transplantation required

  • Ability to independently conduct research projects.

  • Knowledge of the major epidemiologic data sources including electronic health records, insurance claims databases (federal, state, and commercial), registries, and public health surveys

  • Facility in use of statistical analysis and data processing software.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to prioritize individual workload.

  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Must be US Citizen; accept Permanent Resident (US Person)


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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