Battelle Memorial Institute is the world's largest nonprofit research and development organization, with over 20,000 employees at more than 100 locations globally. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle is a 501(c)(3) charitable trust founded in 1929 on industrialist-turned-researcher Gordon Battelle's vision that business and scientific interests can go hand-in-hand as forces for positive change.Today, Battelle manages the world's leading national laboratories and maintains a contract research portfolio spanning National Security; Health & Life Sciences; Energy, Environment & Material Sciences; and Education. We are valued for our independence and ability to innovate within virtually any business or research climate. From large government agencies and multi-national corporations to small start-ups and incubator projects, Battelle provides the resources, brainpower and flexibility to fulfill our client needs.Battelle's own mission includes a strong charitable commitment to community development and education. That's why we support staff volunteer efforts, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs, and philanthropic projects in the communities we serve.