Danaher Corporation Bioinformatics Scientist I 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: Bioinformatics Scientist I
Location: Coralville, IA
The Bioinformatics Scientist I, under minimal supervision, will support a group of experienced scientists to develop novel genomic applications. This individual will be a contributor to the product development team and report to their Bioinformatics group leader.
Applies knowledge of computer science to solve domain problems with occasional guidance
Plans details required for execution of assigned work, under moderate to minimal oversight
Utilizes mathematical and statistical analysis, and other software aids as needed
Operates and maintains software development tools while keeping abreast of promising tool advancements
Maintains accurate and detailed records of work using version control tools and other documentation artifacts
Interacts with and assists other members of the R&D team as needed to meet research objectives
Interact with other IDT departments and IDT customers to assist with customer service/technical support and to advance collaborative research projects as directed
Presents information at group meetings as directed
Develops and maintains bioinformatics tools and pipelines
Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.
Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree (in Computer Science, Biology, Engineering or other related field) required.
Work experience in academia or industry preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of either computational and biological issues required; knowledge of both is preferred.
Previous experience working in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced and results-oriented environment preferred
Practical experience exploiting cloud computing resources preferred.
Other Job Qualifications
Proficiency in at least one scripting language, such as R or Python
Programming and data analysis experience in a distributed Unix environment
Familiarity with public bioinformatics resources and tools
Knowledge of best-practice data presentation methods for internal and external audiences
Ability to easily integrate into and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Adaptability to performing 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.
Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
- Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to a minimal amount frequently
Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.
Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.
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 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.
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