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Battelle Memorial Institute Blast and Ballistic Engineer I in Tyndall AFB, Florida

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage 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’s National Security Business Unit is currently seeking candidates for a full time, permanent position as a Blast and Ballistics Researcher to provide support to government programs focused on Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) efforts in Airfield protection, Installation Resiliency, and Blast (APIRB) in support of the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center. This position is located on-site at Tyndall Air Force Base, near Panama City, FL.

Active areas of research include, but are not limited to:

  1. Protective Concepts and Systems Against Forced Entry

  2. Blast and Ballistic Protection Systems Evaluation

  3. Mitigation of Internal Blast Effects

  4. Protective Systems for Infrastructure and Asset Survivability Against Cased Munitions

  5. Blast and Ballistic Protection for Guided Munitions


  • Apply experience in engineering research and analysis to understanding of explosive blast effects and blast mitigation at full-scale, reduced scale, and through modeling and testing

  • Performs RDT&E by compiling and evaluating design and test data, preparing technical specifications, analyzing technical data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process and material specifications

  • Designs experimentation procedures for evaluation of test systems, including instrumentation, and data collection from field testing

  • Analyze and interpret data collected. Prepare technical reports and make presentations to client, both formal and informal


  • BS degree in Engineering (Structural, Civil, Mechanical or similar)

  • 0-2 years’ experience related to research and development programs. Understanding of explosive blast effects and blast mitigation is preferred. Experience with high speed cameras, instrumentation, and data analysis techniques is desirable.

  • Proactive, self-starter who can work independently and in a team environment

  • Positive attitude and eagerness to take on technical challenges

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


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 or expression, 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.

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