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Danaher Corporation Technician II (Synthesis - GMP) - Weekend Overnights in Coralville, Iowa

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Title: Technician II (Synthesis - GMP)

Location: Coralville

Department: GMP Manufacturing

Group: GMP Synthesis

Shift:

Weekend Overnight; Fri Sat Sun 7:00 PM - 7:30 AM

Hours may vary slightly due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and necessary safety/spacing precautions

Purpose statement:

The Technician II (Synthesis - GMP) 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:

  • Follows custom instructions outlined by Oligo Master Records or Manager Approved Process Flows

  • Organizes and handles customer owned materials as well as non-standard reagent formulations

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 a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • 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

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 68,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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