Lab Staff Manager

  • Battelle
  • Atlanta, GA 30329
  • 14 days ago


Job Description

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.


Battelle is a world leader in science and technology research.

Drug Development and Clinical Programs (DDCP) is a part of the Life Sciences Research and provides laboratory support to the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

DDCP is currently seeking a Manager with experience in supervising laboratory-based staff.

The position will support Battelle staff working on-site in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) at the Chamblee Campus, Atlanta, Georgia.

The DLS provides laboratory support for the diagnosis, detection, treatment and prevention of selected chronic and infectious diseases.

Battelle staff sit in multiple branches within the division, providing support to the Clinical Chemistry, Emergency Response, Inorganic and Radiation Analytical Toxicology, Nutritional Biomarkers and Tobacco and Volatiles Branches.


Participate in the selection, training, development, and motivation of staff in order to establish and maintain a quality operation with a focus on the needs, goals, and deliverable of the client.

Develop and maintain client relationships to ensure communications are open and consistent.

Maintain high level of client involvement in order to remain sensitive to client needs and respond in a timely manner.

Participate in the establishment of staff goals and objectives of 20-40 staff in line with the contract scope and deliverables and prepare and communicate performance reviews.

Interact with Government (CDC) task technical monitors to obtain ongoing performance feedback for Battelle deliverables.

Review and provide feedback to monthly reports from staff.

Intervene on staff issues to ensure optimal performance and continuity of existing tasks.

Contribute to the financial performance of the group, and work with program manager and senior manager to establish budgets and forecasts for business activities.

Participate in the monitoring of projects to the extent of insuring that they remain within budget.

Participate in the development and implementation of policies fostered either by Battelle and /or CDC.

Integrate upper management decisions into operating policies and procedures.

Participate in the compliance with Battelle/CDC policies as they relate to time, attendance, and safety.

Conduct Management Safety Observations (MSOs) with all staff on an annual basis.

Participate in proposal efforts and marketing of Battelle capabilities on an as needed basis.


BS, MS, or PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Immunology or related field.

Years of experience required supervising a staff of at least 10 laboratory-based researchers:

BS – 8+ years

MS – 6+ years

PhD – 6+ years

Strong desire to lead teams and participate in open dialogues regarding performing metrics

Able to facilitate discussions with regards to exemplary actions/results as well as disciplinary actions as needed.

3+ years’ experience with federal government contracting.

Strong time management skills required to balance priorities between client and corporate needs.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Highly proficient in MS Office products (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).

Travel (5% - estimated).

Must be US Citizen


Familiarity with CDC/NCEH

Experience in developing and troubleshooting chromatography mass spectrometry-based methods to measure analytes in complex matrices.

Experience in sample preparation and maintaining integrity of biological and environmental samples throughout sample collection and handling.


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.

COVID-19 Vaccine

In compliance with President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors, Battelle requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated.

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 affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected]

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.

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