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Microbiology Technician - Weekend Days

Integrated DNA Technologies
Brooklyn, 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 (Custom Processing - SYB)

Location: Coralville, IA

Shift: Weekend Days (Friday/Saturday/Sunday 7:00am - 8:00pm)

Purpose Statement:
The Lab Technician II in IDT's Synthetic Biology Custom Processing group is responsible for pooling and formulation of Synthetic Biology products according to order and customer specifications using a variety of automated and manual pipetting techniques and stoichiometry.

Strong attention to detail, record-keeping skills, ability to follow established procedures, and proficiency with wet-lab techniques like PCR and pipetting are pertinent requirements.

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree in biology or chemistry with hands-on wet lab experience.

This is an early career position in a high throughput lab environment with both manual and automated processing.

Job Specific Essential Functions:

* Uses a variety of lab equipment to process products, including heavy use of 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
* Utilizes stoichiometry to convert measurement units when necessary
* Assesses QC data to appropriately route and process products to meet outlined specifications
* Performs routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment and work spaces 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 some 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

Position Specific Essential Functions:

* Assists in planning, monitoring, and trending of critical inventory
* Translates custom order requirements to process, route, and/or formulate products to the customer's specifications
* Completes loading and replication of plate and/or tube orders as required
* Utilizes ERP system to order lab supplies and fulfill work orders, as needed
* Assists with writing and double checking scripts and mapping for liquid handlers
* Assists with creating and following custom flows for special processing orders as needed


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


* Experience with sterile techniques required
* Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (with an emphasis on Excel) required
* PCR experience required (Experience from undergraduate classes is acceptable)
* Experience with gel electrophoresis technology preferred

Required Skills:

* Manual dexterity and technical proficiency with pipetting and sample handling required

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.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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