Synthesis Scientist I - Main Production Nights

  • Integrated DNA Technologies
  • Coralville, IA
  • Mar 17, 2019
Science

Job Description


Integrated DNA Technologies

ID 2019-4604
Job Locations US-IA-CoralvilleCategory Manufacturing Operations
# of Openings 1
Posted Date 10 hours ago
Shift/Schedule MTWTh 2:00P-1:00A (United States of America)

Overview


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.



Responsibilities


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.

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 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.

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