Integrated DNA Technologies

Formulation Scientist II

US-IA-Coralville
3 weeks ago
ID
2017-3409
# of Openings
1
Category
Manufacturing Operations
Shift/Schedule
MTWTh 8:30P-7:30A (United States of America)
Additonal Information
The schedule associated with this position requires working overnight hours.

Overview

The Formulation Scientist I formulates custom oligonucleotides according to the customer’s specifications.  This generally includes quantification, final packaging, and QC sampling of the products being made.

Responsibilities

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  • Uses automated and manual lab equipment accurately; including limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities
  • Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final product
  • Utilizes stoichiometry to convert measurement units and creates custom solutions
  • Translates order requirements into a process to formulate oligos to the customer’s specifications
  • Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests
  • Assesses QC data accurately and makes pass/fail decisions for oligos
  • Maintains daily ship deadlines for all products
  • Maximizes automation for all processes
  • Incorporates new products and processes continuously
  • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls
  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Position Specific Essential Functions:

  • Completes replication of plate and/or tube orders
  • Utilizes ERP system to order lab supplies and fulfill work orders, as needed
  • Assists with writing and double checking scripts and mapping for liquid handlers
  • Assists with creating and following custom flows for special processing orders
  • Completes backend checks on final product, as required

Qualifications

Education:

  • Associate’s degree in science related field plus 2 years of applicable lab experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in science related field preferred

Experience:

  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (and an emphasis on Excel) required 

Required Skills:

  • Skill to calculate concentrations with provided formulas required
  • Ability to operate pipette required 

Other Job Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Uses aids and SOPs to make decisions about the proper production path per product
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals
  • 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.
  • Ability to manage time and works independently
  • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management
  • 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.

 

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