Gene Construction Scientist I at Integrated DNA Technologies

Posted in Science 29 days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Coralville, Iowa

Job Description:

Integrated DNA Technologies

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

Required Skills:
  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

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.