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Technician II (Small Molecule Chemistry)

Company: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc
Location: Coralville
Posted on: October 15, 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: Technician II (Small Molecule Chemistry)

Location: Coralville, IA

Shift: Mid-day (Monday-Friday 12:00:pm - 9:00pm)

Purpose statement:

IDT is seeking a Technician II to join our Small Molecule Chemistry Team. Supporting IDT’s mission of “Helping Realize Life’s Potential”, this individual will produce high quality raw materials using a variety of organic chemistry techniques including anhydrous reactions, distillation, and column chromatography and perform analysis using TLC, UV/VIS, HPLC, and NMR.

Attention to detail and ability to keep comprehensive scientific records are absolute requirements.


The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with 6 months or more bench/lab experience.


This is an early career position, and more commonly associated with a title of "Chemist".

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions:

  • Prepares organic compounds according to documented procedures and regulations using chemical reaction equipment

  • Calculates the appropriate amount of chemicals using basic and advanced math

  • Measures and handles chemicals in safe and accurate manner

  • Documents tasks to ensure that work is performed in an accurate, efficient and appropriate manner

  • Analyzes data from various analytical instruments

  • Determines appropriate course of action based on inputs from the production protocols and analytical data

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education:

  • AA degree in science related field plus 2 years of applicable lab experience required; Bachelor’s degree (in Chemistry) preferred.

Professional Experience:

  • Previous laboratory and chemical handling experience required; one or more years preferred

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

Other Job Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Organic Chemistry

  • Chemical Reaction Set-up

  • Ability to document accurately and legibly

  • Ability to handle chemicals safely

  • Ability to collaborate and participate, in a group setting, in a professional manner

  • Adapts to changes in the process flow or changes supported by management

  • Ability to adjust schedule to accommodate work demands in the production of materials

  • Adaptability to performing 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.

  • Adaptability to performing 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.

  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

  • Adaptability 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

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.

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.

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 , Technician II (Small Molecule Chemistry), Other , Coralville, Iowa

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