Integrated DNA Technologies Purification Scientist I - HPLC Core in Coralville, Iowa
The Purification Scientist I purifies custom oligonucleotides according to the customer’s order. This generally includes the sorting, purification, and QC sampling of the products being made.
Job Specific Essential Functions:
Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls
Performs the purification of oligos using various techniques
Uses automated and manual lab equipment including limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities
Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests
Assesses QC data accurately and makes pass/fail decisions for oligos
Ensures that product meets final purity guarantees through the custom purification process
Sorts oligos for the proper purification either by hand or using software
Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final product
Troubleshoots oligo failures and makes thoughtful sorting and purification decisions
Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
Performs other duties as assigned
Position Specific Essential Functions:
Follows process flows including product specific flows
Performs hand coupling of modifications
Performs salt exchange precipitations by hand for non-routine process flow
Follows protocols to mitigate carryover
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 work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.
Strong attention to detail
Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management
Ability to manage time and works independently
Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals
Uses aids and SOPs to make decisions about the proper production path per product
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
Constant (67%-100% of work day)
Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
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.
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.
Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Frequently (34-66% 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.
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.
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.
Occasional (33% or less of work day)
- Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.
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.
Shift/Schedule: MTWTh 8:30P-7:30A (United States of America)
External Company Name: Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc.
External Company URL: http://www.idtdna.com/site
Street: 1710 Commercial Park