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Technician II (Gene Construction- SYB) - Late Day

Company: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc
Location: Coralville
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:


Monday - Friday 10:00A-7:00P

Purpose statement: 

The Technician II (Gene Construction - SYB) 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 autoclave

  • 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


  • Associate’s degree in a 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

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 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 (Gene Construction- SYB) - Late Day, Other , Coralville, Iowa

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