Battelle Memorial Institute NETL Scientist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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.

Primary Function

Our Energy group in the Environment & Infrastructure Business Unit specializes in providing innovative approaches to solving difficult problems in the areas of oil and gas exploration and production and using or storing carbon dioxide generated during energy production and use. We use advanced earth science tools, methods, and models to characterize geologic systems for the oil and gas industry and for long term storage of CO2, including enhanced hydrocarbon recovery. Our clients include large and small oil and gas companies, engineering companies, electric utilities, and federal and state governments.

The Battle’s Energy group is currently staffing to support its Research Support Services (RSS) contract for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Government-owned and government-operated, NETL is the DOE Office of Fossil Energy National Laboratory focused on developing advanced technologies and accelerating their commercial deployment to produce clean, reliable, affordable energy from fossil fuel sources. NETL has expertise in coal, natural gas, and oil technologies, energy systems engineering and analysis, energy conversion engineering, advanced materials engineering and manufacturing, high-performance computing, geological and environmental sciences, and domestic and international energy issues. In addition to conducting onsite research, NETL collaborates with industry, academia, and other Government entities through partnerships, cooperative research and development agreements, financial assistance, and contractual arrangements to conduct research across the United States and around the world.

Major Responsibilities

The responsibilities for these positions will be to support the conduct of research onsite at NETL’s campuses in Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV, and; Albany, OR. The focus will be in two main areas: (1) Providing logistical and product support necessary for the effective and efficient conduct of research to enhance the impact of the knowledge and technology products at the core of the laboratory. (2) Supporting NETL’s pursuit to nurture and develop world-class competencies critical to satisfying the mission of DOE, while leveraging these competencies to deliver excellence in knowledge and technology products.

The following positions may be staffed on the NETL RSS Contract:

  • Engineer

  • Engineering Specialist

  • Scientist

  • Administrative and Business Functions

Position Requirements

Required education and experience will vary and will depend on the specific position. We will be opening position-specific requisitions over the coming weeks and will review personnel from this generic requisition for position eligibility.

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.

For more information about our other openings, please visit