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Danaher Corporation Research Scientist II in Redwood City, California

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.

The Research Scientist II is responsible for planning and executing experiments, analyzing data and reporting/presenting findings in NGS applications. You will have opportunities to learn how to apply your scientific knowledge and NGS technologies to address specific scientific questions and to develop commercial products by working with a dynamic and highly skilled team.

This position is part of the IDT NGS application Research and Development team and will be located in Redwood City, CA.

At IDT, our vision is to be the global leader in key genomic applications to drive medical, environmental & agricultural advances. It is our mission to deliver innovative genomics product leveraging our leadership in DNA Synthesis and dedication to the customer experience.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Applies knowledge of basic science and employs solid laboratory skills to execute bench experiments using variety of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemical and general laboratory techniques as directed.

  • Plans experimental details required for execution of assigned work under minimal to moderate oversight.

  • Analyzes raw data, reports results and plans the next steps.

  • Automate NGS library preparation methods on liquid handlers, such as BioMek i7 and Hamilton Microlab STAR

  • Interacts with and assists other members of the R&D team or other internal departments as needed to meet research objectives.

  • Leads or participates in the maintenance of laboratory and equipment

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Bioscience, Bioengineering, Chemistry or a related life sciences field with 3+ years hands-on wet bench relevant lab in academic or industry experience required, OR Master’s degree with 1+ year of experience.

  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • NGS library prep and applications as well as qPCR preferred

  • Operating Hamilton and other liquid handlers preferred

  • NGS data analysis preferred

  • Modifying method scripts for library prep automation

  • Data analysis and statistics tool, such as JUMP

    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 69,000 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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