Formulation Scientist I

  • Integrated DNA Technologies
  • Coralville, IA, USA
  • Jan 31, 2018
Science

Job Description


Integrated DNA Technologies

ID 2018-3666
Job Locations US-IA-CoralvilleCategory Manufacturing Operations
# of Openings 1
Posted Date 16 hours ago
Shift/Schedule MTWThF 3:00P-12:00A (United States of America)

Overview


The Formulation Scientist I formulates custom oligonucleotides according to the customer's specifications. This generally includes quantification, final packaging, and QC sampling of the products being made.



Responsibilities


Job Specific Essential Functions:
  • Uses automated and manual lab equipment accurately; including limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities
  • Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final product
  • Utilizes stoichiometry to convert measurement units and creates custom solutions
  • Translates order requirements into a process to formulate oligos to the customer's specifications
  • Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests
  • Assesses QC data accurately and makes pass/fail decisions for oligos
  • Maintains daily ship deadlines for all products
  • Maximizes automation for all processes
  • Incorporates new products and processes continuously
  • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls
  • 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
  • Keeps thorough records of specialized processes in the oligo process history
  • Organizes and handles customer owned materials as well as non-standard reagent formulations
  • Handles expensive oligos and reagents
  • Prepares standard and custom shipping paperwork and labels

Qualifications



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 (and an emphasis on Excel) required

Required Skills:
  • Skill of accurately delivering proper volumes when hand pipetting required

Other Job Qualifications
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Uses aids and SOPs to make decisions about the proper production path per product
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals
  • 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 manage time and works independently
  • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management
  • 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.

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