Integrated DNA Technologies Synthesis Scientist I - Main Production in Coralville, Iowa
The Synthesis Scientist I synthesizes custom oligonucleotides according to the customer’s order. This generally includes synthesis, cleavage, deprotection and QC sampling of the products being made.
Job Specific Essential Functions:
Synthesizes oligos on various synthesizer platforms
Cleaves and deprotects oligos utilizing appropriate methods
Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests
Attaches modifications utilizing various techniques
Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls
Uses lab equipment including limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities
Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final product
Assesses QC data accurately and makes pass/fail decisions for oligos
Handles expensive oligos and reagents
Keeps thorough records of specialized processes in the oligo process history
Follows documented custom instructions, when applicable
Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
Performs other duties as assigned
Position Specific Essential Functions:
Prepares oligos for final shipment to customer or for further processing in other departments.
Performs decontamination programs on liquid handling instruments.
Associate’s degree in science related field plus 2 years of applicable lab experience required
Bachelor’s degree in science related field preferred
- Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required
Other Job Qualifications
Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals
Ability to manage time and works independently
Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management
Uses aids and SOPs to make decisions about the proper production path per product
Strong attention to detail
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 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.
Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently
Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Shift/Schedule: MTWTh 8:30P-7:00A (United States of America)
External Company Name: Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc.
External Company URL: http://www.idtdna.com/site
Street: 1710 Commercial Park