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.

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 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.

Physical Requirements:

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.

ID: 2018-4445

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