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Enzyme Development Intern

Company: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc
Location: Coralville
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

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: Enzyme Development Intern

Location: Coralville, IA

Shift: Day Shift (Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm) - 12 weeks

Essential Functions:

  • Works on functional genomics technologies, including CRISPR, RNAi, and Antisense

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

  • Works with staff scientists to plan experimental details required for execution of assigned work.

  • Provides assistance in analyzing raw data, reporting results and planning the next experiments.

  • Utilizes mathematical, graphical, imaging, nucleic acid analysis, and other software aids as needed.

  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.

  • Maintains accurate and detailed records of experimental work.

  • Provides support in keeping the laboratory equipment, benches and materials clean.

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

  • Assists in presenting information at group meetings as directed.

  • Practices good laboratory safety.

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or advanced degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life sciences field) with relevant lab experience associated with completed course work required.

Professional Experience:

  • Prior experience in basic biology or biochemistry-related laboratory techniques required.

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

Other Job Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to multitask and maintain several projects at one time.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • 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 up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently

Constant (67-100% of work day)

  • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Frequent (34-66% of work day)

  • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

  • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.

  • 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.

Occasional (33% or less of work day)

  • Standing: maintaining an upright position.

  • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.

  • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 accurately read measurements on equipment.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve.  Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Keywords: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc, Cedar Rapids , Enzyme Development Intern, Other , Coralville, Iowa

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