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Danaher Corporation Applications Scientist - NGS Design 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: Applications Scientist - NGS Design

Location: Coralville, IA/Hybrid

Purpose Statement:

The Applications Scientist - NGS Design role is responsible for supporting the NGS customers with prompt xGen panel design, training, and pre-sales support.

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions

  • Provides high quality and prompt xGen panel designs during the pre-sales process.

  • Supports the IDT Applications Development team with xGen panel design.

  • Provides backup analysis support for the NGS Design and Analysis Specialist during product bake-off and applications development analysis.

  • Provides technical NGS training to IDT inside and field sales teams.

  • Provides pre-sales support to the IDT inside and field sales teams in the form of presentations, conference calls, and email-based support.

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree (in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics) or equivalent experience with demonstrated performance required

  • Master’s degree or PhD (in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics) preferred

Professional Experience

  • Deep expertise in NGS technology and applications, with >3 years in the genomics industry preferred

  • Experience designing custom capture panels for target enrichment, with >1 year experience preferred

  • Strong understanding and experience using NGS bioinformatics algorithms/software, extensive Python and Galaxy experience preferred.

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with message appropriately tailored to audience. Capable of understanding and articulating complex scientific, interpersonal, regulatory and business issues.

  • Results oriented - proven ability to deliver results

  • Travel requirements, up to 10%

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 80,000 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.

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