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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

Purpose statement:

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.

Professional Experience:

  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to a minimal amount frequently

Visual Acuity:

  • 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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