Integrated DNA Technologies Custom Quality Control Analyst I in Coralville, Iowa

The Custom Quality Control Analyst I ensures the quality of processes and products in support of all manufacturing areas within Integrated DNA Technologies.

Departmental Specific Functions:

  • Operates a variety of equipment related to qPCR and ddPCR; including sample handling equipment and other general laboratory equipmen.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyzes data and information for quality, consistency, and accuracy.

  • Handles sample and reagent preparations for required assays in a careful manner.

  • Uses computers and a variety of custom software in a windows based environment to maintain accurate and detailed sample and instrument records.

  • Demonstrates manual dexterity and technical proficiency with pipetting and sample handling.

  • Communicates with all levels of peers and management to ensure detailed information transfer.

  • Adheres to all departmental protocols, rules, contamination controls, and safety procedures.

  • Understands and complies with the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO13485 requirements.

  • Performs routine maintenance on equipment and participates in laboratory cleanliness and organization.

  • Organizes and appropriately prioritizes workload to ensure efficiency in product manufacture.

  • Executes multiple processes simultaneously (multi-tasks) to ensure efficiency in sample handling.

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in a science related field required (Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life science field preferred); alternatively, an Associate’s degree with 2 years of IDT experience required.

Professional Experience:

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

Position Specific Experience/Skills

  • Experience with sterile techniques required.

  • PCR experience required.

  • Experience with qPCR preferred.

  • Experience with enzymatics preferred.

Other Job Qualifications

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

  • Ability to manage time well and work independently.

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

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to think critically and use information on hand to make an appropriate decision or seek advice from appropriate resources when necessary.

  • Ability to receive feedback and coaching from others.

  • Flexibility, able to adapt well to changes in process and/or procedure.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, work environments, communication styles, and leadership styles.

  • Ability to adapt to incorporation of new products and processes continuously required.

  • Responsible and committed to a customer service mentality to ensure high quality products are provided to internal and external customers.

  • 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)

  • 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.

Frequent (34-66% of work day)

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Occasional (33% or less of work day)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: 2018-3888

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

External Company Name: Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 1710 Commercial Park