Danaher Corporation Technician II (Gene Constructions - SYB) - Weekend Day 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: Technician II (Gene Construction - SYB)
Location: Coralville, IA
Shift: Weekend Day (Friday/Saturday/Sunday 6:00am - 6:30pm)
The Technician II (Gene Construction - SYB) assembles, clones and purifies genes according to given specifications in preparation for final shipment to customers. This includes a variety of PCR methods and PCR Clean-up, bacterial transformation, colony selection, purification of genetic material, QC sampling, quantification and final shipment preparation.
Job Specific Essential Functions:
Uses a variety of lab equipment to process products, including use of thermal cyclers, automated liquid handling workstations, incubators, and auto clave
Maintains accurate and detailed product and instrument records
Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, contamination controls, and complies with ISO 9001 and 14001 requirements
Purifies and quantifies products and samples for quality control tests
Recognizes process or equipment problems and seeks appropriate assistance
Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final products
Assesses QC data accurately to route and process products to meet outlined specifications
Translates order requirements to process and route, or formulate, oligonucleotides to the customer’s specifications
Contributes to and supports an efficient manufacturing environment
Complies with ISO 13485 handling requirements and follows documented custom instructions when applicable
Performs a variety of PCR protocols and subsequent post PCR cleanup steps
Performs a variety of restriction enzyme digests, appropriately handling enzymes
Executes multiple processes simultaneously (multi-tasks) to ensure efficiency in product handling
Uses aseptic techniques to minimize the risks of contamination to products
Utilizes a variety of DNA repair techniques, including site directed mutagenesis
Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
Performs other duties as assigned
Associate’s degree in science related field plus 2 years of applicable lab experience required
Bachelor’s degree in a science related field preferred
Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required
Experience with sterile techniques required
PCR and pipette experience required
Experience with gel electrophoresis technology preferred
Experience with sequencing data preferred
- Manual dexterity and technical proficiency with pipetting and sample handling required
Other Job Qualifications
Ability to manage time well and work independently or in a team setting
Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish product manufacture and departmental goals
Ability to use information on hand to make appropriate decisions and seek advice from appropriate resources when necessary
Ability to receive feedback and coaching from others
Flexibility, able to adapt well to changes in process and/or procedure
Ability to adapt to changing priorities, work environments, communication styles, and leadership styles
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
Responsible and committed to a customer service mentality to ensure high quality products are provided to internal and external customers
Ability to execute multiple processes simultaneously (multi-tasks) to ensure efficiency in product handling required
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.
Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently
Constant (67%-100% of work day)
Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.
Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.
Frequent (34-66% of work day)
Standing: maintaining an upright position.
Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Occasional (33% or less of work day)
Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.
Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.
Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.
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 accurately read measurements on equipment.
Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.
What We Offer:
Shift Differentials (Extra Compensation for less traditional shifts)
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.
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