Integrated DNA Technologies Formulation Scientist I in Coralville, Iowa

The Formulation Scientist I formulates custom oligonucleotides according to the customer’s specifications. This generally includes quantification, final packaging, and QC sampling of the products being made.

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  • Uses automated and manual lab equipment accurately; including limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities

  • Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final product

  • Utilizes stoichiometry to convert measurement units and creates custom solutions

  • Translates order requirements into a process to formulate oligos to the customer’s specifications

  • Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests

  • Assesses QC data accurately and makes pass/fail decisions for oligos

  • Maintains daily ship deadlines for all products

  • Maximizes automation for all processes

  • Incorporates new products and processes continuously

  • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Position Specific Essential Functions:

  • Completes replication of plate and/or tube orders

  • 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

  • Completes backend checks on final product, as required

Education:

  • Associate’s degree in science related field plus 2 years of applicable lab experience required

  • Bachelor’s degree in science related field preferred

Experience:

  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (and an emphasis on Excel) required

Required Skills:

  • Skill to calculate concentrations with provided formulas required

  • Ability to operate pipette required

Other Job Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Uses aids and SOPs to make decisions about the proper production path per product

  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals

  • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.

  • Ability to manage time and works independently

  • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management

  • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.

  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

  • Ability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.

Physical Requirements:

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

Visual Acuity:

  • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.

  • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ID: 2018-4173

Shift/Schedule: SuMTWTh 9:00P-6:00A (United States of America)

External Company Name: Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc.

External Company URL: http://www.idtdna.com/site

Street: 1710 Commercial Park