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Clinical Molecular Research - Laboratory Technologist

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10/6/2017 3:58:25 PM
San Antonio, TX US
Job Description:

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 an Clinical Molecular Research/ Laboratory Technologist to work full time. This position is located at the Joint Base San Antonio in support of the Air Force Medical Service Enterprise supporting Clinical Investigations Program and Clinical Research missionin San Antonio, TX.  




The Laboratory Technologist provides services and support compatible with the medical facilities operating capacity and equipment to help organize and oversee GLOBAL Air Force Medical Service enterprise-wide, medical research, clinical and translational research, investigative activities and resources.  The incumbent will provide patient-oriented research programs oriented to mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, development of new Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), technologies, epidemiologic and behavioral studies or outcomes, and health services related to military medicine.   Translational research activities will be designed to connect current trends in patient care with new updated state of the art modalities required of military medicine worldwide. 




This position will be part of a team to provide technical professional services within Joint Base San Antonio in support of the Air Force Medical Service Enterprise supporting Clinical Investigations Program and Clinical Research mission.   The incumbent will collaborate with enterprise-wide Project Investigators, in order to develop research protocols that includes human subjects research and associated Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulatory compliance approvals for the various pilot evaluations to also include animal subjects/ Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approvals. Specifically:


  • Work as a member of the research teams to complete research-related tasks in compliance with federal, DoD and AF research guidelines. Maintain administrative records related to the research.
  • Collect, transport and prepare samples for laboratory analysis, storage, and/or shipping
  • Conduct laboratory analysis at the Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory using Government furnished equipment and materials
  • In order to facilitate research ideas from concept to completion, compile and analyze laboratory data to support research teams
  • Collaborate with the Research Director and Chief Scientist to develop a strategic direction in clinical research.
  • Conduct operational testing related to diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance of clinical health problems of concern to the warfighter and beneficiaries of military healthcare and aerospace expeditionary operations
  • Test, evaluate and disseminate results of analyses obtained from genomic sequencing test platforms.  Ensure equipment instrumentation is functioning properly, by performing and documenting quality control procedures
  • In a laboratory environment, isolate nucleic acids from specimens/samples received fresh and from samples stored in the laboratory repository.  Test and evaluate specimens/samples for amplification of nucleic acids for reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction studies.


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.




  • Master's degree in a science discipline, (e.g. molecular biology, biochemistry, biology, cell biology, chemistry, microbiology, physics or similar major) with some releveant experience through internships or course study.
    • Bachlor's degree in a science discipline, (e.g. molecular biology, biochemistry, biology, cell biology, chemistry, microbiology, physics or similar major) with a minimum of 2 years of relevant expeirence.
    • Expeirence should include substantive knowledge of medical terminology, to include common medical and scientific abbreviations, and have knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within field of study. 
  • Ability to work in a complex research setting with personnel from diverse disciplines.
  • Demonstrated superior organization and clinical management skills.
  • Ability to travel to attend required training up to two weeks per year.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively and build relationships.
  • Ability to obtain an active favorable National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI)




  • Bachelor’s degree (or greater) in a science discipline, (e.g. molecular biology, biochemistry, biology, cell biology, chemistry, microbiology, physics or similar major) and two (2) years of laboratory experience, preferably within the last three (3) years, that includes performing protein analysis techniques. 
  • Certified as a Medical Laboratory Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathology or National Certifying Agency.
  • Experience working in a large corporate or academic setting.
  • Experience in writing medical procedures.




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, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. 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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