Integrated DNA Technologies

  • Lab Assistant

    Job Locations US-IA-Coralville
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    ID
    2018-3950
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Manufacturing Operations
    Shift/Schedule
    PT 20-29 hours/week (United States of America)
    Additonal Information
    Sun 3PM – 9PM; Mon - Thurs 3PM – 7PM
  • Overview

    The Lab Assistant performs preparatory work and general laboratory upkeep to aid in the production of oligonucleotides. 

    Responsibilities

    Job Specific Essential Functions:

    • Performs lab cleaning, includes but is not limited to: surface decontamination, equipment decontamination, washing glassware.
    • Stores and organizes lab equipment in the proper manner.
    • Prepares tubes, plates and other labware for use as necessary
    • Maintains electronic records of tasks performed
    • Performs administrative tasks
    • Complies with the requirements for an ISO 9001 and ISSO 14001 environment.
    • Performs necessary safety, emergency, and cleaning procedures.
    • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
    • Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Position Specific Essential Functions:

    • Crushes glass when necessary
    • Applies proper expiration dating to reagent/cleaning labels
    • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls
    • Performs tasks outlined by the Maintenance Connection schedule within the given time period

     

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • High School diploma or equivalent required

    Experience:

    • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required
    • Previous laboratory and chemical handling experience preferred

     

    Other Job Qualifications

    • Ability to measure and handle materials in safe and accurate manner
    • Ability to maintain accuracy with attention to detail.
    • Ability to use aids and work instructions effectively to perform job functions
    • 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.
    • 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

    Constant (67%-100% of work day)

    • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
    • Standing: maintaining an upright position.
    • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
    • 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.
    • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
    • 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.

    Frequently (34-66% of work day)

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

    Occasional (33% or less of work day)

    • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.
    • 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.
    • 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 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

     

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