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Synthetic Biology Technician - Weekday Overnight

Integrated DNA Technologies
Fairfield, Iowa, US
Closing date
Aug 17, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we're pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job TitleTechnician II (dsDNA - SYB)

Location: Coralville, IA

Shift: Weekday Overnight (Monday - Thursday 9:00pm - 7:30am)

Purpose Statement:
The Technician II (dsDNA - SYB) processes ssDNA into dsDNA according to order specifications in preparation for final shipment to customers or for further use in downstream synthetic biology production processes. This includes the use of PCR, PCR Clean-up, and QC sampling of the dsDNA for sequence analysis, size verification, mass spectrometry and quantification. This occasionally includes final product formulations to custom specifications.

Job Specific Essential Functions:

* Uses a variety of lab equipment to process products, including heavy use of thermal cyclers and automated liquid handling workstations
* Uses computers and a variety of custom software in a windows based environment
* Adheres to all departmental protocols, rules, contamination controls, and safety procedures and complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 requirements
* Quantifies and samples products for quality control tests
* Recognizes process or equipment problems and seeks appropriate assistance
* Maintains accurate and detailed product and instrument records
* Assesses QC data to appropriately route and process products to meet outlined specifications
* Performs routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and workspaces as needed
* Maintains daily ship deadlines and continues the pipeline for products that require further processing
* Follows documented custom instructions when applicable
* Contributes to and supports an efficient manufacturing environment
* Communicates with all levels of peers and management to ensure detailed information transfer
* Performs a variety of PCR protocols and subsequent post PCR cleanup steps
* Executes multiple processes simultaneously (multi-tasks) to ensure efficiency in product handling
* Uses aseptic techniques to minimize the risks of contamination to products
* Organizes and appropriately prioritizes workload to ensure efficiency in product manufacture
* Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
* Performs other duties as assigned


* Associate's degree in a science-related field plus 2 years of applicable lab experience required
* Bachelor's degree in a science-related field preferred

Physical Requirements:
Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

What We Offer:

* Shift Differentials (Extra Compensation for less traditional shifts)
* Generous Paid Time Off Accruals
* 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off
* 10 Paid Holidays
* Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates
* 401(k) with Company Match
* Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System ( tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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