Integrated DNA Technologies Chemist I - Small Molecule Chemistry in Coralville, Iowa

The Chemist I is responsible for the preparation of quality raw materials for the production of oligonucleotides.

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions:

  • Prepares organic compounds according to documented procedures and regulations using chemical reaction equipment

  • Calculates the appropriate amount of chemicals using basic and advanced math

  • Measures and handles chemicals in safe and accurate manner

  • Documents tasks to ensure that work is performed in an accurate, efficient and appropriate manner

  • Analyzes data from various analytical instruments

  • Determines appropriate course of action based on inputs from the production protocols and analytical data

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education:

  • AA degree in science related field plus 2 years of applicable lab experience; Bachelor’s degree (in Chemistry) preferred.

Professional Experience:

  • Previous laboratory and chemical handling experience required; one or more years preferred

  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required

Other Job Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Organic Chemistry

  • Chemical Reaction Set-up

  • Ability to document accurately and legibly

  • Ability to handle chemicals safely

  • Ability to collaborate and participate, in a group setting, in a professional manner

  • Adapts to changes in the process flow or changes supported by management

  • Ability to adjust schedule to accommodate work demands in the production of materials

  • Adaptability to performing 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.

  • Adaptability to performing 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.

  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

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

  • Adaptability 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

Constant (67%-100% of work day)

  • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

  • Standing: maintaining an upright position.

  • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.

  • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.

  • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.

  • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.

  • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

Frequent (34-66% of work day)

  • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

  • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

  • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.

Occasional (33% or less of work day)

  • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.

  • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.

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: 2018-3767

Shift/Schedule: MTWThF 12:00P-9:00P (United States of America)

External Company Name: Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc.

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

Street: 1710 Commercial Park