ID 2019-4843 Job Locations US-IA-CoralvilleCategory Manufacturing Operations # of Openings 1 Posted Date 10 hours ago Shift/Schedule FriSatSun 6AM - 7PM
The Gene Construction Scientist I 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
Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.