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Battelle Memorial Institute Sr. Anatomic Pathology Technician 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 Anatomic Pathology Sr. Technician , located in West Jefferson, OH .


Battelle’s Life Science Research is seeking a full-time technician to work first shift in Pathology with the expectation of working overtime, weekends (alternating), and rotating holidays. Core Expectations are:

  • Performing necropsy examinations of rodents and large laboratory animals.

  • Tissue trimming for microscopic examination, data recording and performing quality control reviews in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

  • Routine Operation of various histology laboratory equipment.

  • Tissue embedding, staining, microtomy, quality control of tissues, and tissue/slide inventory.

  • Conducts standard and non-standard tasks working alone or under the close supervision and guidance of more experienced staff.


  • Understands and follows relevant Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Study Protocol requirements regarding all laboratory activities assigned.

  • Carcinogen Use, Laboratory Animal Handling, National Toxicology Program (NTP) work, Personnel Air Purifying Respirator usage (including "dust mast" and PAPR), Blood borne Pathogen and/or Infectious Waste Handling.

  • Uses proper record keeping to document work activities.

  • Develops a good working knowledge of laboratory equipment and experimental procedures and applies this knowledge in the performance of assigned laboratory tasks.

  • Reads assigned SOPs promptly to remain in compliance with Battelle policies and regulations and follows health and safety requirements that are posted or within relevant SOPs.

  • May assist in other related areas to include: cage wash, chemistry, off-site pathology (BBRC) based on needs and skills.


  • Associate degree in related field; 3 years of applicable experience; or an equivalent combination of education and or experience in a related field.

  • May be expected to pursue various certifications or continuing educational units, as needed.

  • Demonstrates the ability to perform assignments that may not be standardized in nature.

  • Exhibits technical knowledge to perform moderately complex assignments.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding behind application by beginning to troubleshoot and interpret results.

  • Conducts specified nonroutine analysis of data and prepares data for written reports.

  • Uses established outlines for documenting results for inclusion in technical reports.

  • Adhere to chemical agent, facility, and bio-facility safety requirements.

  • Demonstrated ability to be organized, multitask, communicate effectively with a team and diverse individuals, and desire to learn new skills.

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.

  • Sufficiently medically fit to do work in a lab wearing appropriate respiratory equipment and perform assigned duties.

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

  • Applicants for this position must be a U.S. person, as defined by U.S. export control laws. A U.S. person may include individuals that are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawfully admitted permanent residents, or refugees and asylees.

  • Must be willing to be immunized with licensed and FDA approved vaccines and medications recommended for persons at risk to occupational exposure of biological agents

  • Must be willing to participate in periodic drug screening.

  • Must be willing to work evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

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

Additional requirements may be requested at a future date:

  • Must be US Citizen with the ability to obtain/maintain a government security clearance.

  • Ability to obtain/maintain certification in Chemical Personnel Reliability Program and/or Biological Personnel Reliability Program.

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

  • Ability to obtain/maintain CDC Select Agent Program approval.


  • Pathology and/or clinical pathology laboratory experience.

  • At least 1 years' experience with animal husbandry.


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 is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Applicants will receive consideration for employment 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. For more information about our other openings, please visit