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Battelle Memorial Institute Lab Technician - PFAS in Norwell, Massachusetts

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.

Job Summary

We are currently seeking a Lab Technician – PFAS for our Analytical Chemistry Services Laboratory. This position is located in Norwell, Massachusetts .

Battelle’s Norwell Analytical Chemistry Services Laboratory (ACS) is a nationally recognized environmental laboratory that has specialized in non-routine analyses for government and industry. Battelle is an industry leader in the detection and analysis of per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) with our accredited lab seeking additional technicians to support our expanding laboratory operations in PFAS.

We are seeking candidates who display initiative, strong work ethic, ability to work in a collaborative environment and commitment to excellence. Join our Environment Division leading the way in delivering critical services for our environmental clients.


  • Initiate and perform sample processing following written SOPs and project QAPPs

  • Conduct and document appropriate quality control and assurance procedures for monitoring and evaluating the quality of sample preparation procedures.

  • Enter data and observations into LIMS

Key Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Chemistry or related field.

  • Minimum 1 year of laboratory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Office tools

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in team environment

  • Excellent record keeping skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills required

  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)

  • Flexibility to work full-time or overtime as project needs require.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in preparation of environmental samples for chemical analysis.

  • Experience with extraction of PFAS drinking water EPA Method 537.1 and/or EPA Method 533

  • Experience with extraction of PFAS from non-potable water, solids, and tissues compliant with DoD QSM 5.3

  • Familiarity with solid phase extraction (SPE) technique

  • Experience with DoD Quality Systems Manual (QSM) 5.3 Table B-15 requirements for PFAS extraction and analysis

  • Operate and/or monitor, and maintain standard laboratory equipment such as Geno/Grinder, Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) apparatus, ASE, HPLC, balances, GPC, centrifuges, etc.

  • Perform simple mathematical calculations and prepare data for supervisors or researchers, as requested.

Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life

We care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.

  • Balance life through a compressed work schedule : Most of our team follows a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday off—giving you a dedicated day to accomplish things in your personal life without using vacation time.

  • Take time to recharge : You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.

  • Prioritize wellness : Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.

  • Better together : Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.

  • Build your financial future : Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.

  • Advance your education : Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.

  • Flexible work arrangements : You have options for where you work and when you work.

A Work Environment Where You Succeed

For brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanity’s most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.

You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:

  • Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projects

  • Receive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discovery

  • Collaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environment

  • Nurture and develop the next generation of scientific leaders

  • Give back to and improve our communities

Vaccinations & Safety Protocols

Battelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients’ requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide 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 or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military 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.

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.

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